1954 in sports
1954 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s|
|Years:||1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957|
- 1 American football
- 2 Artistic gymnastics
- 3 Association football
- 4 Athletics
- 5 Australian rules football
- 6 Baseball
- 7 Basketball
- 8 Boxing
- 9 Canadian football
- 10 Figure skating
- 11 Golf
- 12 Harness racing
- 13 Horse racing
- 14 Ice hockey
- 15 Motorsport
- 16 Rugby league
- 17 Rugby union
- 18 Skiing
- 19 Snooker
- 20 Tennis
- 21 Multi-sport events
- 22 Awards
- 23 References
- First Division – Wolverhampton Wanderers win the 1953–54 title.
- FA Cup – West Bromwich Albion beat Preston North End 3-2.
- Victorian Football League
- South Australian National Football League
- West Australian National Football League
- FIBA World Championship –
- Gold: United States
- Silver: Brazil
- Bronze: Philippines
- NCAA Men's Basketball Championship –
- La Salle wins 92-76 over Bradley
- NBA Finals –
- March 13 – Milan High School, enrollment 161, defeated Muncie Central High School (enrollment over 1,600) 32-30 to win the Indiana state title. The 1986 movie classic Hoosiers was very loosely based on the story of this Milan team.
- The BC Lions started play in the Western Interprovincial Football Union as the ninth professional team.
- After the 1954 season, the Ontario Rugby Football Union stops challenging for the Grey Cup, permanently establishing that trophy as one to be awarded only to professional teams.
- These changes result in the Grey Cup being an East vs. West competition. Although the Canadian Football League was not technically founded until 1958, 1954 is often referred to as the start of the "modern era" of Canadian professional football. It is also considered to be the year the CFL was founded in substance if not in name.
- In the Grey Cup, the Edmonton Eskimos win 26-25 over the Montreal Alouettes.
- The Canadian Intermediate-Senior championship was awarded to the Winnipeg Rams. The team consisted of  Rich Kolisnyk (quarterback), Mel Kotch, Bob Jones, Tom Brisson, Bill Ritchie, Len Sigurdson, Walt Van Wynsberg, Lorne Miller, Gerry Duguid, Harry Makin, Art Makin, Jerry Lavitt, John Thorney, Bill Barrett, Jim Thorney, Al McBride, Bill Senyk, Bob Bouchard, Ray Charambura, Nick Miller, Dick Hebertson, Ron Stephenson, Al Passman, Mort Corrin, Bill Yee, Norm Lampe, Dede Brown, Joe Sawchuk, Art Brockhill, Lew Miles, Ken Freeman, Bill Thomas, Ron Cooke, Pete Sawchuk, Harry Snider, Harold Neufeld and their mascot Ken Kolisnyk.
- Masters Tournament – Sam Snead
- U.S. Open – Ed Furgol
- British Open – Peter Thomson
- PGA Championship – Chick Harbert
- PGA Tour money leader – Bob Toski – $65,820
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Rising Fast
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by Collisteo
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Sica Boy
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Zarathustra
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Al Rollins, Chicago Black Hawks
- Stanley Cup – Detroit Red Wings win 4 games to 3 over the Montreal Canadiens
- World Hockey Championship
- NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers defeat University of Minnesota Golden Gophers 5-4 in overtime in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- May 5 – 1953–54 Challenge Cup Final replay is won 8–4 by Warrington against Halifax before a world record crowd for a rugby football match of either code of over 120,000 at Odsal Stadium.
- May 8 – 1953–54 Northern Rugby Football League season culminates in Warrington's 8–7 win over Halifax in the Championship Final at Maine Road before 36,519.
- September 18 – 1954 NSWRFL season culminates in South Sydney's 23–15 win over Newtown in the grand final at the Sydney Cricket Ground before a crowd of 45,759
- November 13 – first World Cup tournament culminates in Great Britain's 16 – 12 win over France in the final.
- December 13 – the final match of the 1953–54 European Championship was played, with England finishing on top of the tournament ladder to claim the championship.
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Mervyn Rose (Australia) defeats Rex Hartwig (Australia) 6–2, 0–6, 6–4, 6–2
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Thelma Coyne Long (Australia) defeats Jenny Staley Hoad (Australia) 6–3, 6–4
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Jaroslav Drobný (Egypt) defeats Ken Rosewall (Australia) 13–11, 4–6, 6–2, 9–7
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Maureen Connolly Brinker (USA) defeats Louise Brough Clapp (USA) 6–2, 7–5
- Baker, Andrew (1995-08-20). "100 years of rugby league: From the great divide to the Super era". Independent, The. independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
- "England beats France to win rugby crown". The Milwaukee Journal. 1954-11-13. p. 9. Retrieved 2009-12-25.