1946 in sports

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1946 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. Although World War II had ended in 1945, a number of major sporting events were still precluded by planning difficulties, which the war had produced, the 1946 FIFA World Cup being perhaps the best known. However, the year is still notable as several sporting events resumed for the first time since the start of the war.

American football edit

Association football edit







  • Serie A-B[a] – won by Torino



Athletics edit

  • The third European Athletics Championships held from August 22 to August 25 at the Bislett Stadion in Oslo. For the first time, it is a combined event for men and women; and for the first time a city in Scandinavia hosts the championships.

Australian rules football edit

Baseball edit

Basketball edit

NBL Championship


Slovenia (former part of Yugoslavia)

Cricket edit

  • 29 March: With the end of the war, Test cricket is played for the first time since August 1939, and Australia destroys New Zealand by an innings and 103 runs on a rain-affected pitch.


  • Although first-class cricket was resumed after the lifting of bans on weekday sport in 1945–46, the Sheffield Shield was not awarded.
  • Most runs – Sid Barnes 794 @ 88.22 (HS 200)
  • Most wickets – George Tribe 40 @ 19.02 (BB 9–45)



New Zealand

Cycling edit

Tour de France

  • not contested due to World War II[1]

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating edit

Golf edit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing edit


Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockey edit

Motorsport edit

Rowing edit

The Boat Race

Rugby league edit

Rugby union edit

Snooker edit

Speed skating edit

Speed Skating World Championships

  • not contested due to World War II

Tennis edit





Davis Cup

Awards edit

Notes edit

a Although Torino's scudetto is considered official, because Serie B teams from southern Italy played it is not usually included in statistics.
b This is the first of only two instances where a team other than the "Big Three" has won the Primeira Liga.

References edit

  1. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 3 January 2022.