1917 in sports

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1917 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War I

American football[edit]

College championship

Association football[edit]

Europe

  • There is no major football in Europe due to World War I

Norway

Athletics[edit]

Men's 1500 metres

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership:

South Australian Football League:

  • not contested due to World War I

West Australian Football League:

Bandy[edit]

Sweden

Baseball[edit]

World Series

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[1]

Canadian football[edit]

Grey Cup

Cricket[edit]

Events

India

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating[edit]

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf[edit]

Events

  • All major championships are cancelled due to World War I

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

Events

  • Allan Cup – Toronto Dentals
  • 10 November — after Eddie Livingston, owner of the Toronto NHA team, refuses to sell, the NHA votes to suspend operations
  • 26 November — in a secret meeting, several owners of the NHA form the National Hockey League (NHL) to force out the owner of the Toronto Blueshirts NHA team. Toronto’s Arena Gardens will operate a temporary franchise in Toronto while Quebec Bulldogs becomes a NHL member but is suspended for the inaugural season.
  • 19 December — the opening NHL games are played to begin the new league’s inaugural season

Motor racing[edit]

Events

  • No major races are held anywhere worldwide due to World War I

Multi-sport events[edit]

Far Eastern Championship Games

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

  • Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race – not contested due to World War I
  • International Eight Boat Race - England v Australia. Rowed Putney To Hammersmith, London, 20th Oct. 1917. Won By Australia by 3/4 length.

Rugby league[edit]

England

  • All first-class competitions are cancelled due to World War I

Australia

New Zealand

Rugby union[edit]

Five Nations Championship

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1917 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

References[edit]