1940 in sports

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1940 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

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

Alpine skiing[edit]

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

  • The 10th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are cancelled due to World War II

American football[edit]

NFL championship

  • Chicago Bears defeat Washington Redskins 73–0 in the NFL championship game.
    • This game still holds records for the highest score and biggest win in National Football League history.[1]

College championship

Association football[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

NBL Championship

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[3]

Cricket[edit]

England

Australia

India

New Zealand

South Africa

  • The Currie Cup is not contested, but a total of nineteen first-class friendly matches are held. Inter-provincial cricket is abandoned after the 1939–40 season until the end of the war.
  • Most runs – Eric Rowan, 590 @ 147.50 (HS 306 not out)
  • Most wickets – Norman Gordon 28 @ 14.92 (BB 6–61)

West Indies

  • No first-class cricket is played in the 1939–40 season due to the outbreak of World War II, though in later years a few matches are arranged.

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating[edit]

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf[edit]

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing[edit]

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

1940 Winter Olympics

1940 Summer Olympics

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1940 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

Awards[edit]

References[edit]