1931 in sports

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1931 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alpine skiing[edit]

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Inaugural FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held at Mürren, Switzerland. The events are a downhill and a slalom race in both the men's and women's categories. The winners are:

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

Brazil

England

Germany

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership

Brownlow Medal

Bandy[edit]

Sweden

Baseball[edit]

World Series

Major League Baseball

Negro League Baseball

Basketball[edit]

ABL Championship

College Championship

Events

  • The ABL suspends operations after the 1930-1931 season. This is also the last year it operates as a major professional league.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Bobsleigh World Championships

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[1]

Canadian football[edit]

Grey Cup

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

India

New Zealand

South Africa

West Indies

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

Other events

Figure skating[edit]

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Harness racing[edit]

USA

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

France

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

Ice Hockey World Championships

Other events

  • Hockey Night in Canada, now the oldest sports-related television program still on air, debuts as a radio program known as the General Motors Hockey Broadcast. The TV series begins in 1952.

Motor racing[edit]

Grand Prix racing

Indianapolis 500

Le Mans 24 hours

Nordic skiing[edit]

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

England

Australia

Rugby union[edit]

Five Nations Championship

  • 44th Five Nations Championship series is won by Wales
  • Shortly after the 1931 Five Nations Championship is completed, France is banned from the competition due to allegations of professionalism and administrative deficiencies. France will be readmitted after the 1939 competition but will not be able to play until 1947 because of the suspension of international rugby during World War II. In the meantime, the competition reverts to its original title of Home Nations Championship.

Snooker[edit]

World Championship

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

Main article: 1931 in tennis

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Awards[edit]

Associated Press Athlete of the Year

References[edit]