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, the 1946 FIFA World Cup being perhaps the most well known. However, the year is still notable as several sporting events resumed for the first time since the start of the war.

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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