1944 in sports

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1944 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

Boxing[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • There is no first-class cricket in England, Australia or South Africa due to World War II. A few first-class matches are played in the West Indies and New Zealand but are not part of any official competition.

India

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

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Events

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

Olympic Games[edit]

1944 Winter Olympics

1944 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

  • 1944 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

a Ettore Rossi did organise a “Campionato Alta Italia” for teams from northern Italy, whilst in southern Italy only regional competitions followed by playoffs were held.
b Owing to government bans on weekday sport, the Melbourne Cup was run on a Saturday from 1942 to 1944.
c The 1944 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was run at Le Tremblay over 2,300 metres.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners - 1941 to 1950 Melbourne Cup Winners". Races.com.au. Retrieved 28 May 2011.