1948 in sports

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

Years in sports: 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

Egypt

England

AthleticsEdit

 
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 footballEdit

Victorian Football League

South Australian National Football League

Western Australian National Football League

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

NCAA Basketball Championship

BAA (NBA) Finals

NBL Championship

BoxingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

Figure skatingEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Ice hockeyEdit

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

MotorsportEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 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]

RadiosportEdit

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

Australia

England

Rugby unionEdit

Five Nations Championship

SnookerEdit

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

1948 Winter Olympics (Men)

1948 Winter Olympics (Women)

  • not contested

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.