1922 in sports
1922 in sports describes the year’s events in world sport.
- 1 American football
- 2 Association football
- 3 Athletics
- 4 Australian rules football
- 5 Bandy
- 6 Baseball
- 7 Boxing
- 8 Canadian football
- 9 Cricket
- 10 Cycling
- 11 Figure skating
- 12 Golf
- 13 Horse racing
- 14 Ice hockey
- 15 Motor racing
- 16 Rowing
- 17 Rugby league
- 18 Rugby union
- 19 Speed skating
- 20 Swimming
- 21 Tennis
- 22 Water skiing
- 23 References
- Canton Bulldogs wins the APFA (NFL) title with a record of 10 wins, 0 losses and 2 ties.
- 24 June — the American Professional Football Association renames itself as the National Football League.
- The Football League – Liverpool 57 points, Tottenham Hotspur 51, Burnley 49, Cardiff City 48, Aston Villa 47, Bolton Wanderers 47
- FA Cup final – Huddersfield Town 1–0 Preston North End at Stamford Bridge, London
- Spartak Moscow, as known well for former Soviet Union, officially founded on April 18.
- second Women’s Olympiad in Monte Carlo
- the first Women's World Games, Paris
- 14 October – Fitzroy wins the 26th VFL Premiership, defeating Collingwood 11.13 (79) to 9.14 (68) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the 1922 VFL Grand Final.
- 30 September – Norwood 9.7 (61) defeat West Adelaide 2.16 (28) to win their fifteenth SAFL premiership.
- Magarey Medal won by Robert Barnes (West Adelaide)
- 23 September – East Perth 7.13 (55) beat West Perth 5.9 (39) to win their fourth successive premiership
- Sandover Medal won by Harold Boyd (West Perth)
- 4–8 October — New York Giants (NL) defeats New York Yankees (AL) to win the 1922 World Series by 4 games to 0 with one tie
Negro League Baseball
- 10 July — Joe Lynch regains the World Bantamweight Championship when he defeats Johnny Buff with a 14th round technical knockout in New York
- 24 September — Battling Siki captures the World Light Heavyweight Championship when he knocks out Georges Carpentier in the 6th round in Paris.
- 1 November — Mickey Walker, one of the greatest boxing champions, wins his first world title when he defeats World Welterweight Champion Jack Britton over 15 rounds in New York
Lineal world champions
- World Heavyweight Championship – Jack Dempsey
- World Light Heavyweight Championship – Georges Carpentier → Battling Siki
- World Middleweight Championship – Johnny Wilson
- World Welterweight Championship – Jack Britton → Mickey Walker
- World Lightweight Championship – Benny Leonard
- World Featherweight Championship – Johnny Kilbane
- World Bantamweight Championship – Johnny Buff → Joe Lynch
- World Flyweight Championship – Jimmy Wilde
- County Championship – Yorkshire
- Minor Counties Championship – Buckinghamshire
- Most runs – Jack Russell 2575 @ 54.78 (HS 172)
- Most wickets – Charlie Parker 206 @ 13.16 (BB 9–36)
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Arthur Carr, Tich Freeman, Charlie Parker, Jack Russell, Andy Sandham
- Sheffield Shield – Victoria
- Most runs – Frank O'Keeffe 708 @ 118.00 (HS 180)
- Most wickets – Ted McDonald 28 @ 21.50 (BB 8–84)
- Currie Cup – undecided
Tour de France
- 17 September — Dutch cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes World Champion in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Men's Sprint.
World Figure Skating Championships
- World Men's Champion – Gillis Grafström (Sweden)
- World Women's Champion – Herma Szabo (Austria)
- World Pairs Champions – Helene Engelmann and Alfred Berger (Austria)
- Grand National – Music Hall
- 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Silver Urn
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – St Louis
- Epsom Derby – Captain Cuttle
- Epsom Oaks – Pogrom
- St. Leger Stakes – Royal Lancer
- Melbourne Cup – King Ingoda
- Queen's Plate – South Shore
- 17–28 March — Toronto St. Pats defeats Vancouver Millionaires in the 1922 Stanley Cup Finals by 3 games to 2
Grand Prix racing
- 16 July — the 8th French Grand Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de France (ACF), is run at Strasbourg over 802.88 km (13.38 km x 60 laps). The winner is Felice Nazzaro (Italy) driving a Fiat 804 in 6:17:17.0. The race is retrospectively referred to as the XVI Grand Prix de l´ACF.
- 10 September — the 2nd Italian Grand Prix is run at Autodromo Nazionale Monza over 800.00 km (10.00 km x 80 laps). The winner is Pietro Bordino (Italy) driving a Fiat 804 in 5:43:13. The race is officially titled the II Gran Premio d'Italia.
- 30 May — 10th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is won by Jimmy Murphy (USA) in a Duesenberg.
The Boat Race
- Championship – Wigan
- Challenge Cup final – Rochdale Hornets 10–9 Hull F.C. at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds
- Lancashire League Championship – Oldham
- Yorkshire League Championship – Huddersfield
- Lancashire County Cup – Warrington 7–5 Oldham
- Yorkshire County Cup – Leeds 11–3 Dewsbury
Five Nations Championship
Speed Skating World Championships
- Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 metres freestyle in 58.6 seconds to create a world record and break the "minute barrier"
- Inaugural Australian Women's Singles Championship is held.
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – James Anderson (Australia) defeats Gerald Patterson (Australia) 6–0 3–6 3–6 6–3 6–2
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Margaret Molesworth (Australia) defeats Esna Boyd Robertson (Australia) 6–3 10–8
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Gerald Patterson (Australia) defeats Randolph Lycett (Great Britain) 6–3 6–4 6–2
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Suzanne Lenglen (France) defeats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (Norway) 6–2 6–0
- French Men's Singles Championship – Henri Cochet (France) defeats Jean Samazeuilh (France) 8–6 6–3 7–5
- French Women's Singles Championship – Suzanne Lenglen (France) defeats Germaine Golding (France) 6–4 6–2
- American Men's Singles Championship – Bill Tilden (USA) defeats Bill Johnston (USA) 4–6 3–6 6–2 6–3 6–4
- American Women's Singles Championship – Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (Norway) defeats Helen Wills Moody (USA) 6–3 6–1
- 1922 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – United States 4–1 Australasia at West Side Tennis Club (grass) New York City, United States