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

Association football

Australian rules football

Baseball

Basketball

NBL Championship

Boxing

Cricket

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

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf

Men’s professional

Men’s amateur

Women’s professional

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing

Events

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

Olympic Games

1944 Winter Olympics

1944 Summer Olympics

Rowing

The Boat Race

Rugby league

Rugby union

Speed skating

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1944 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

Awards

Notes

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

  1. ^ Rogers Results — Scoring shots
  2. ^ "Past Winners - 1941 to 1950 Melbourne Cup Winners". Races.com.au. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
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