1946 in sports

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1946 in sports describes the year’s events in world sport. Although World War II had ended in 1945, a number of major sporting events were still precluded by planning difficulties, which the war had produced.

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

International

Spain

England

Germany

Italy

Portugal

France

Athletics[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

NBL Championship

Events

Cricket[edit]

  • 29 March: With the end of the war, Test cricket is played for the first time since August 1939, and Australia destroys New Zealand by an innings and 103 runs on a rain-affected pitch.

Australia

  • Although first-class cricket was resumed after the lifting of bans on weekday sport in 1945–46, the Sheffield Shield was not awarded.
  • Most runs – Sid Barnes 794 @ 88.22 (HS 200)
  • Most wickets – George Tribe 40 @ 19.02 (BB 9–45)

England

India

New Zealand

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing[edit]

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Snooker[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

a Although Torino’s scudetto is considered official, because Serie B teams from southern Italy played it is not usually included in statistics.
b This is the first of only two instances where a team other than the “Big Three” has won the Primeira Liga.

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