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1902 In Sports

World lightweight boxing champion Joe Gans

1902 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


  • American football 1
  • Association football 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Australian rules football 4
  • Baseball 5
  • Boxing 6
  • Cricket 7
  • Figure skating 8
  • Golf 9
  • Horse racing 10
  • Ice hockey 11
  • Motor racing 12
  • Rowing 13
  • Rugby league 14
  • Rugby union 15
  • Speed skating 16
  • Tennis 17
  • References 18

American football

College championship

Professional championships


Association football




  • 10 March — foundation of Real Madrid as Madrid Fútbol Club


Australian rules football

VFL Premiership


National championship




Lineal world champions[2]



  • No cricket is played in South Africa due to the Boer War.
  • Australia defeats England in The Ashes by 2 Tests to 1 after the first two Tests have been rained off. In one of the most famous Test series in history, the final three matches are full of drama with Victor Trumper scoring a century before lunch in the Third Test, Australia winning the Fourth Test by just 3 runs and England winning the Fifth Test by one wicket following a century in only 75 minutes by Gilbert Jessop.




South Africa

West Indies

Figure skating

World Figure Skating Championships


Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing






Ice hockey

Stanley Cup

  • Winnipeg Victorias successfully defends the Stanley Cup, defeating Toronto Wellingtons in a Cup challenge by two games to nil in a best-of-three series
  • March – Winnipeg Victorias wins the Manitoba Hockey Association championship to retain the Stanley Cup
  • 1 March — Montreal HC wins the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) championship and challenges Winnipeg
  • 13–17 March — Montreal and Winnipeg play a best-of-three series for the Stanley Cup, Montreal winning by two games to one to claim the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1894

Motor racing

Paris-Vienna Trail

  • The Paris-Vienna Trail is run on 26–29 June over 990 km and won by Marcel Renault (France) driving a Renault in a time of 15:47:43. The race is in retrospect sometimes referred to as the VII Grand Prix de l'ACF.[3]

Gordon Bennett Cup

Circuit des Ardennes

  • The inaugural Circuit des Ardennes is run on 31 July 1902 in the vicinity of Bastogne. The total distance is 512.05 km (i.e., 85.34 km x 6 laps). The winner is Charles Jarrott (Great Britain), driving a Panhard-Levassor 70 hp in a time of 5:53:39.

Great Britain

  • The first motor race in Great Britain is held at Bexhill-on-Sea with more than 200 entries.[4]


The Boat Race

Rugby league



Rugby union

Home Nations Championship

Speed skating

Speed Skating World Championships





Davis Cup


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  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  3. ^ 1902 Grand Prix and Paris Races. Retrieved on 12 September 2009.
  4. ^ Birthplace of British motor racing. Retrieved on 16 August 2009.
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