1948 in sports

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1948 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football

Association football

Colombia

Egypt

England

Athletics

Start of the 50 km walk at the London Olympics

33 athletics events were contested at the Olympic Games in London, including debuts for the men's 10 km walk; and the women's 200 metres, long jump and shot put. Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands captured four gold medals.

Australian rules football

Victorian Football League

South Australian National Football League

Western Australian National Football League

Baseball

Basketball

NCAA Basketball Championship

BAA (NBA) Finals

NBL Championship

Boxing

Field hockey

Figure skating

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Ice hockey

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Motorsport

Olympic Games

  • 1948 Summer Olympics takes place in London, United Kingdom
    • United States wins the most medals (84) and the most gold medals (38).
  • 1948 Winter Olympics takes place in St. Moritz, Switzerland
    • Norway and Sweden both win the most medals (10 each), and the most gold medals (4 each).

Radiosport

  • First CQ World Wide DX Contest held in October and November. This annual event would go on to become the radio contest with the largest participation worldwide.

Rowing

The Boat Race

Rugby league

Australia

England

Rugby union

Five Nations Championship

Snooker

Speed skating

Speed Skating World Championships

1948 Winter Olympics (Men)

1948 Winter Olympics (Women)

  • not contested

Tennis

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Awards

References

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