1921 in sports

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1921 in sports describes the year’s events in world sport.

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

England

Germany

Republic of Ireland

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

Lithuania

Monaco

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership

South Australian Football League

West Australian Football League

Bandy[edit]

Sweden

Baseball[edit]

World Series

Major League Baseball

Negro League Baseball

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 2 July — boxing’s first “million dollar gate” occurs when Jack Dempsey meets Georges Carpentier in a “hastily assembled outdoor arena built on a farm in Jersey City, New Jersey”. A crowd of more than 80,000 attends an event billed by its promoter Tex Rickard as the "Battle of the Century". Dempsey wins by a fourth round knockout in a scheduled 12-round fight which is also special for its radio broadcast. It is the first-ever broadcast to a "mass audience" with ringside commentary relayed over the new radiophone to hundreds of thousands of people in the northeastern United States.[1]
  • Pete “Kid” Herman regains the World Bantamweight Championship but is beaten soon afterwards by new champion Johnny Buff.

Lineal world champions[2]

Canadian football[edit]

Grey Cup

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • England tours Australia and becomes the first team to lose every match in a five-match Test series. In the 1921 English season, Australia emphasises the post-war superiority that it owes, in particular, to the pace duo of Jack Gregory and Ted McDonald. Having won 5–0 in Australia the previous winter, the Australians win the first three Tests of the 1921 tour and then draw the last two.

England

Australia

India

New Zealand

South Africa

West Indies

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating[edit]

World Figure Skating Championships

  • The championships are not held in 1921

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

France

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

Motor racing[edit]

Grand Prix racing

Indianapolis 500

Multi-sport events[edit]

Far Eastern Championship Games

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

England

Australia

Rugby union[edit]

Five Nations Championship

Shooting[edit]

Germany

  • National championship won by Mr. Janich firing an Ortgies semi-automatic pistol.[3]

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

  • not contested

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Notes[edit]

a Awarded retrospectively by the SANFL in 1998.
b By Westar Rules in 1997.

References[edit]