1946 in sports

1946 in sports

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 most well known. However, the year is still notable as several sporting events resumed for the first time since the start of the war.

Contents

  • American football 1
  • Association football 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Australian rules football 4
  • Baseball 5
  • Basketball 6
  • Cricket 7
  • Cycling 8
  • Figure skating 9
  • Golf 10
  • Horse racing 11
  • Ice hockey 12
  • Motor racing 13
  • Rowing 14
  • Rugby league 15
  • Rugby union 16
  • Snooker 17
  • Speed skating 18
  • Tennis 19
  • Awards 20
  • Notes 21
  • References 22

American football

Association football

International

Spain

England

Germany

Italy

Portugal

France

Athletics

Australian rules football

Baseball

Basketball

NBL Championship

Events

Cricket

  • 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.

Australia

  • 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)

England

India

New Zealand

Cycling

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing

Rowing

The Boat Race

Rugby league

Rugby union

Snooker

Speed skating

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Awards

Notes

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

  1. ^ Cooper 500 Owners Group
  2. ^ Cooper 500 Owners Group