1903 in sports

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1903 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Professional championships

Events

Association football[edit]

England

Germany

Scotland

Athletics[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership

Baseball[edit]

World Series

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[2]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

India

South Africa

West Indies

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

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

  • Montreal HC defeats Winnipeg Victorias three games to one in a cup challenge.
  • Montreal HC and Ottawa HC tie for first place in the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) regular season with 6–2 records. The teams play off for the CAHL championship and Stanley Cup. Ottawa defeats Montreal 9–1 in a two-game, total-goals series to win its first Stanley Cup title.
  • Ottawa HC defeats Rat Portage Thistles two games to nil in another cup challenge.

Events

Motor racing[edit]

Paris-Madrid Trail

  • The Paris-Madrid Trail is run on 24 May with a scheduled distance of 1014 km. It is a disastrous event which causes at least eight deaths including those of drivers Marcel Renault and Claude Barrow. The race is stopped by the authorities at Bordeaux. It is in retrospect sometimes referred to as the VIII Grand Prix de l'ACF.[3] Fernand Gabriel (France) is the first to reach Bordeaux in his Mors.
  • Road racing is banned as a result and the legacy of the event is the introduction of circuits, the first being opened at Le Mans in 1906 for the inaugural French Grand Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de France (ACF).

Gordon Bennett Cup

  • Fourth running of the Gordon Bennett Cup takes place in Ireland due to road racing being illegal in Great Britain, the scheduled host. The location is the roads around Athy, County Kildare, and the winner is Camille Jenatzy (Belgium) driving a Mercedes
  • It is at the 1903 Gordon Bennett cup that international racing colours are formally adopted with Italy taking red, Germany white, France blue and Great Britain taking its British racing green (BRG) for the first time. The British choice of green is partly due to the event being held in Ireland, which at the time is part of the UK, and to precedent as the winning Napier of 1902 had been painted olive green.

Ardennes Circuit

  • Second running of the Ardennes Circuit race around Bastogne is won by Pierre de Crawhez driving a Panhard-Levassor 70 hp in a time of 5:52:07. The total distance is 512.05 km (85.34 km x 6 laps).

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]