1908 in sports

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Wyndham Halswelle wins the 400 m at the 1908 Olympics

1908 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Association football[edit]

Brazil

England

Germany

Greece

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

Scotland

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership

Events

Bandy[edit]

Sweden

Baseball[edit]

World Series

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[1]

Cricket[edit]

England

Australia

India

New Zealand

South Africa

West Indies

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

Field hockey[edit]

Olympic Games (Men's Competition)

  • Gold Medal – England
  • Silver Medal – Ireland
  • Bronze Medals – Scotland & Wales

Figure skating[edit]

Events

World Figure Skating Championships

1908 Summer Olympics

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Events

  • January 2 — The first All-Star game in ice hockey history is held at Montreal to benefit the widow of Hod Stuart, killed in an off-season swimming accident.

Stanley Cup

  • January 9–13 - Montreal Wanderers defeat the Ottawa Victorias 9–3, 13–1 (22–4) in a two-game challenge to retain the Stanley Cup.
  • March 7 — Montreal Wanderers win the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association (ECAHA) championship for the third year in a row and successfully defend the Stanley Cup.
  • March 10–12 - Montreal Wanderers defeat Winnipeg Maple Leafs 11–5, 9–3 (20–8) in a two-game challenge.
  • March 14 - Montreal Wanderers defeat Toronto Professionals 6–4 in a one-game challenge to retain the Stanley Cup.

Lacrosse[edit]

Events

  • Lacrosse is played as an Olympic sport for the second and last time (the first having been in 1904). Canada defeats Great Britain: they are the only two teams to compete.

Motor racing[edit]

French Grand Prix

Vanderbilt Cup

  • Not having been contested in 1907, the Vanderbilt Cup is revived for its 4th running at Long Island over 258.06 miles (23.460 miles x 11 laps). The winner is George Robertson (USA) driving a Locomobile in 4:00:48.2.

American Grand Prize

  • Billed as the I Grand Prize Race of the Automobile Club of America, the inaugural American Grand Prize takes place at Savannah, Georgia over 402.080 miles (25.130 miles x 16 laps) and is won by Louis Wagner driving a FIAT in 6:10:31.4 at an average speed of 65.111 mph.

Olympic Games[edit]

1908 Summer Olympics

  • The 1908 Summer Olympics takes place in London
  • Great Britain wins the most medals (145) and the most gold medals (56)

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

Events

England

Australia

Rugby union[edit]

Home Nations Championship

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  2. ^ This award was subtitled Lord Hawke and Four Cricketers of the Year.