1945 in sports

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1945 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]

England

  • With the end of World War II, the FA Cup is reinstated for the 1945–46 season; played on a two–legged basis. However, clubs are not yet prepared for a full league programme, so the Football League does not resume; regional leagues remain for another year.

France

Germany

Portugal

Spain

Italy

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

NBL Championship

Events

Cricket[edit]

England

Australia

  • 23 November – With the lifting of bans on weekday sport at the end of World War II, first-class cricket is played in Australia for the first time since 1 December 1941. The Sheffield Shield, however, is not contested until the following season.

India

New Zealand

  • 24 December: The Plunket Shield is resumed after having not been contested, despite a small number of interprovincial first-class matches, since 1939–40.

South Africa

  • 15 December: With the end of World War II, first-class cricket is played in South Africa for the first time since 14 March 1943, though the last regular interprovincial matches had been in 1939–40.

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

  • 1945 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

References[edit]

  1. ^ “League Football – An Open Competition: Decision for 1945 Season”; The West Australian, 23 March 1945, p. 2
  2. ^ Webber, Roy; The Playfair Book of Cricket Records; pp. 163-165. Published 1951 by Playfair Books.