1920 in sports

1920 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football

Association football

England

Germany

Athletics

Men's 100 metres

Australian rules football

VFL Premiership

South Australian Football League

  • 18 September – North Adelaide defeat Norwood 10.9 (69) to 3.3 (21) to win its fourth SAFL premiership.

West Australian Football League

  • 25 September – East Perth defeats East Fremantle 6.16 (52) to 4.6 (30) to win its second consecutive premiership.

Bandy

Sweden

Baseball

World Series

Major League Baseball

Negro leagues

Basketball

Italy

Boxing

Events

Lineal world champions[2]

Canadian football

Grey Cup

Cricket

Events

  • Post-war recovery continues and an English team goes to Australia in November to commence the first Test series since the war.
  • Derbyshire suffer the ignominy of a perfectly bad season, losing all seventeen county matches with any play. This is the second and last time this has occurred in county cricket, and the only time in the official County Championship.

England

Australia

India

New Zealand

South Africa

West Indies

Cycling

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Field hockey

Olympic Games (Men's Competition)[4]

  • Gold Medal – Great Britain
  • Silver Medal – Denmark
  • Bronze Medal – Belgium

Figure skating

World Figure Skating Championships

  • The championships are not contested

1920 Summer Olympics

Golf

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing

Events

England

Australia

Canada

France

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey

Events

  • Ice hockey is held at the 1920 Summer Olympics and is the second winter sport to feature at the Olympics β€” 4 years before the inaugural Winter Games is held

1920 Summer Olympics

  • Gold Medal – Canada
  • Silver Medal – USA
  • Bronze Medal – Czechoslovakia

Stanley Cup

Events

Motorsport

Olympic Games

1920 Summer Olympics

  • The 1920 Summer Olympics takes place in Antwerp
  • The 1916 Summer Olympics planned for Berlin having been cancelled due to World War I, the 1920 Games are awarded to Antwerp to "honour the suffering of the Belgian people"
  • United States wins the most medals (95) and the most gold medals (41)

Rowing

The Boat Race

Rugby league

England

Australia

Rugby union

Five Nations Championship

Speed skating

Speed Skating World Championships

  • not contested

Tennis

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Yacht racing

America's Cup

References

  1. ^ Abrams, Roger I. (12 October 2010). Sports Justice: The Law and the Business of Sports. UPNE. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-55553-735-7.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  3. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Olympedia – Hockey at the 1920 Summer Olympics". www.olympedia.org. Retrieved 19 February 2021.

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