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1950 in Sports describes the year's events in world sport. Popular sports during the 1950s were badminton and soccer. Also, 1950 was a huge year for horse racing – horse racing tripled in spectators and prize pools increased.
- 1950 World Cup held in Brazil. Uruguay are the winners after beating Brazil in the final group decider.
- United States defeats England 1–0 in one of the great upsets in sports history
- The Victorian Football Association began playing as an affiliated member of the Australian National Football Council and playing under the same rules as the rest of the country. This ended a decade-long schism which had begun in 1938, during which the VFA had played under its own rival set of rules under which throwing the football in general play was legalised.
- Victorian Football League
- Masters Tournament – Jimmy Demaret
- U.S. Open – Ben Hogan
- PGA Championship – Chandler Harper
- British Open – Bobby Locke
- PGA Tour money leader – Sam Snead – $35,759
- Thirteen women golfers found the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).
- Women's Western Open – Babe Zaharias
- U.S. Women's Open – Babe Zaharias
- Titleholders Championship – Babe Zaharias
- Babe Zaharias named Woman Athlete of the Half–Century by the Associated Press.
- LPGA Tour money leader – Babe Zaharias – $14,800
- The United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is founded in Saratoga Springs, New York.
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Comic Court
- Canada – King's Plate won by McGill
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Tantieme
- Ireland – Irish Derby won by Dark Warrior
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Ted Lindsay, Detroit Red Wings
- Hart Memorial Trophy – for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Charlie Rayner, New York Rangers
- Stanley Cup – Detroit Red Wings win 4 games to 3 over the New York Rangers
- World Hockey Championship
- Men's champion: Canada's Edmonton Mercurys
- NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship – Colorado College Tigers defeat Boston University Terriers 13–4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The Boat Race
Five Nations Championship
Speed Skating World Championships
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Frank Sedgman (Australia) defeats Ken McGregor (Australia) 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Louise Brough (USA) defeats Doris Hart (USA) 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Budge Patty (USA) defeats Frank Sedgman (Australia) 6–1, 8–10, 6–2, 6–3
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Louise Brough Clapp (USA) defeats Margaret Osborne duPont (USA) 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
- American Men's Singles Championship – Arthur Larsen
- American Women's Singles Championship – Margaret Osborne duPont
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