1896 in sports

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1896 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Professional championships

Association football[edit]

England

Scotland

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

Boxing[edit]

Lineal world champions[1]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

India

South Africa

West Indies

Figure skating[edit]

Events

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Paris-Marseille-Paris Trail

Olympic Games[edit]

1896 Summer Olympics

  • The 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern Games, takes place in Athens with 13 nations competing, the most competitors coming from Greece, Germany and France.
  • 16 April — American James Connolly wins the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in over 1,500 years.
  • Winners receive a silver medal and a crown of olive branches; Greece wins the most medals (46) and the United States wins the most gold medals (11).

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

Events

England

Rugby union[edit]

Home Nations Championship

Skiing[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

England

France

USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ 1896 Grand Prix and Paris Races. Retrieved on 7 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Harvard–Yale Regatta – 150 Years of Tradition". Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew. Retrieved 2013-05-10.