1941 in sports

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1941 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

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

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

NBL Championship

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • The highlight of the year is the World Heavyweight title fight between two current world champions, Joe Louis and Billy Conn, won by Louis with a 13th round knockout.

Lineal world champions[1]

Cricket[edit]

England and South Africa

India

Australia

  • During the 1940–41 season, although the Sheffield Shield is not contested, a number of interstate cricket matches are played for patriotic funding. For the 1941–42 season, seven three-day interstate matches are scheduled but only one is played before the urgency of the Pacific War puts an end to Australian first-class cricket until November 1945.

New Zealand and West Indies

  • New Zealand abandons the Plunket Shield for 1940–41 but here, and in the West Indies, a small number of first-class matches are arranged and played each season until after the war without being part of an official competition.

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]

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

  • 1941 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

Awards[edit]

References[edit]