1895 in sports

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1895 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Events

Association football[edit]

Belgium

England

Scotland

Switzerland

  • Formation of the Swiss Football Association. It is generally known by the abbreviation of ASF-SFV based on its name in three of the national languages of Switzerland. ASF stands for both French (Association Suisse de Football) and Italian (Associazione Svizzera di Football), while SFV is the German (Schweizerischer Fussballverbund). In the fourth national language of Switzerland, Romansh, it is abbreviated as ASB (Associaziun Svizra da Ballape).

Bandy[edit]

Events

  • Bandy is introduced to Sweden. The royal family, barons and diplomats are the earliest players.

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[2]

Chess[edit]

Events

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

India

South Africa

West Indies

Golf[edit]

Events

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

Other events

  • March — Queen's University defeats Trinity University 17–3 to win the Ontario Hockey Association title and the right to challenge for the Stanley Cup.
  • Halifax Stanleys and Dartmouth Jubilees play the first recorded game involving two all-black hockey teams leading to the formation of the Coloured Hockey League based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The league will feature teams from across Canada's Maritime Provinces and will operate until 1930.

Motor racing[edit]

Paris–Bordeaux–Paris race

  • The Paris–Bordeaux–Paris race is held and is the first real motor race as all competitors start together. The first to arrive is Émile Levassor in his Panhard-Levassor 1205 cc model. He completes the course in 48 hours and 47 minutes, finishing nearly six hours before the runner-up. The official winner is Paul Koechlin, the third to arrive 11 hours after Levassor.[3] The race is in retrospect sometimes referred to as the I Grand Prix de l'ACF.[4]
  • The significance of this event is that it proves that cars and their drivers can travel very long distances in a reasonable time. It gives an enormous boost to the motor industry and the enthusiastic public interest in the event ensures the popularity of motor racing as a sport.
  • November – subsequently, several French motoring pioneers form the Automobile Club de France (ACF), which thereafter will govern most major races in France.

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby football[edit]

Union

League

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

England

France

USA

Volleyball[edit]

Events

Yacht racing[edit]

America's Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Bob Fitzsimmons. Retrieved on 14 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Ces merveilleux fous roulants sur leurs drôles de machines". Le Figaro (in French). 9 July 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  4. ^ 1895 Grand Prix and Paris Races. Retrieved on 22 August 2009.