1901 in sports

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Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper Sterry

1901 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

Professional championships

Association football[edit]

England

Hungary

Scotland

Athletics[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

  • The American League repudiates its minor status and competes with the National League as a second major league. The AL abandons four western cities for Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston. It signs about 30 prominent NL players before the season begins.
  • The National League violates its constitution in the summer and there will be no major-minor agreement until the 1903 season.
  • December – numerous minor leagues establish their own National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, commonly called Minor League Baseball (1902 to date).

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[3]

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • No cricket is played in South Africa due to the Boer War.

England

Australia

India

South Africa

West Indies

Figure skating[edit]

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

Lacrosse[edit]

Events

Motor racing[edit]

Paris–Berlin Trail

  • The Paris–Berlin Trail is run on 27–29 June over 1105 km and won by Henri Fournier (France) driving a Mors in a time of 15:33:06. The race is in retrospect sometimes referred to as the VI Grand Prix de l'ACF.[4]

Paris–Bordeaux Trail

  • The Paris–Bordeaux Trail is run on 29 May over 527.1 km and won by Henri Fournier (France) driving a Mors in a time of 6:10:44. The race incorporates the Gordon Bennett Cup (see below).[4]

Gordon Bennett Cup

  • The second Gordon Bennett Cup is run from Paris to Bordeaux in conjunction with the Paris–Bordeaux Trail (see above) and won by Léonce Girardot (France) driving a Panhard-Levassor.

Circuit du Sud-Ouest

  • The Circuit du Sud-Ouest was run in Pau. Some anglophone sources wrongly call it the 'Pau Grand Prix'. This may stem from a mistranslation of the contemporary French sources such as the magazine La France Auto of March 1901.[5] It was run in four classes around the streets of Pau. The Grand Prix du Palais d’Hiver was the name of the prizes awarded for the lesser classes ('Light cars' and 'Voiturettes'). The Grand Prix de Pau was the name of the prize awarded for the 'Heavy' (fastest) class. Thus Maurice Farman was awarded the 'Grand Prix de Pau' for his overall victory in the Circuit du Sud-Ouest driving a Panhard 24 hp. Additionally the Grand Prix du Palais d’Hiver (400 à 650 kg 'Light car' class) was awarded to Henri Farman (Darracq); the second Grand Prix du Palais d’Hiver for the under 400 kg Voiturettesclass was awarded to Louis Renault (Renault); the Prix du Béarn was awarded to Osmont in a 'De Dion' tricycle.[6]

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

England

Rugby union[edit]

Home Nations Championship

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Yacht racing[edit]

America's Cup

References[edit]