1948 in sports

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1948 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football edit

Association football edit



Athletics edit

Start of the 50 km walk at the London Olympics

33 athletics events were contested at the Olympic Games in London, including debuts for the men's 10 km walk; and the women's 200 metres, long jump and shot put. Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands captured four gold medals.

Australian rules football edit

Victorian Football League

South Australian National Football League

Western Australian National Football League

Baseball edit

Basketball edit

NCAA Basketball Championship

BAA (NBA) Finals

NBL Championship

Boxing edit

Field hockey edit

Figure skating edit

Golf edit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Ice hockey edit

Horse racing edit


Hurdle races

Flat races

Motorsport edit

Olympic Games edit

  • 1948 Summer Olympics takes place in London, United Kingdom
    • United States wins the most medals (84) and the most gold medals (38).[6]
  • 1948 Winter Olympics takes place in St. Moritz, Switzerland
    • Norway, Sweden and Switzerland all win the most medals (10 each), and Norway and Sweden win the most gold medals (4 each).[7]

Radiosport edit

Rowing edit

The Boat Race

Rugby league edit



Rugby union edit

Five Nations Championship

Snooker edit

Speed skating edit

Speed Skating World Championships

1948 Winter Olympics (Men)

1948 Winter Olympics (Women)

  • not contested

Tennis edit





Davis Cup

Awards edit

References edit

  1. ^ Parrish, Charles; Nauright, John (21 April 2014). Soccer around the World: A Cultural Guide to the World's Favorite Sport. ABC-CLIO. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-61069-303-5.
  2. ^ "Kentucky vs. Baylor Box Score, March 23, 1948". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Olympedia – Hockey, Men". www.olympedia.org. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Dick Button | American figure skater". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Olympedia – 1948 Summer Olympics Overview". www.olympedia.org. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Olympedia – 1948 Winter Olympics Overview". www.olympedia.org. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  8. ^ "ESPN Classic - IAAF's best female athlete of 20th century dies". www.espn.com. Retrieved 22 February 2021.