1900 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
1900 in sports Wikipedia
College championshipCollege football national championship – Yale Bulldogs
Professional ChampionshipsWestern Pennsylvania championship – Homestead Library & Athletic Club
EnglandThe Football League – Aston Villa 50 points, Sheffield United 48, Sunderland 41, Wolves 39, Newcastle United 36, Derby County 36
FA Cup final – Bury 4–0 Southampton at Crystal Palace, London.
GermanyGerman Football Association (i.e., the Deutscher Fußball-Bund or DFB) founded in Leipzig by representatives of 86 clubs (28 January).
FC Bayern Munich founded on 27 February as Schwabinger Bayern at a meeting in Munich's Gisela Restaurant by dissident players from a club called MTV 1879. The name was later changed to Bayern Roten (Reds).
ItalyLazio of Rome officially founded on January 9.
Olympic GamesFootball at the 1900 Summer Olympics:
- Upton Park FC (Great Britain)
- Club Française (France)
- Université de Bruxelles (Belgium)
ScotlandScottish Football League – Rangers
Scottish Cup – Celtic 4–3 Queen's Park at Ibrox Park
UruguayFormation of the Uruguayan Football Association (Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol or AUF)
Jack Caffery wins the fourth running of the Boston Marathon
VFL PremiershipMelbourne Football Club wins the 4th VFL Premiership: Melbourne 4.10 (34) d Fitzroy 3.12 (30) at East Melbourne
National championshipNational League championship – Brooklyn Superbas
EventsThe National League contracts from twelve to eight clubs in a circuit of eight cities that will persist through 1952.
The Western League takes the name "American League" and moves teams into Chicago and Cleveland. The Chicago White Stockings win the pennant in this one season under the new name and the old minor league status.
Lineal world championsWorld Heavyweight Championship – James J. Jeffries
World Middleweight Championship – Tommy Ryan
World Welterweight Championship – "Mysterious" Billy Smith → William "Matty" Matthews → Eddie Connolly → James "Rube" Ferns → William "Matty" Matthews
World Lightweight Championship – Frank Erne
World Featherweight Championship – George Dixon → "Terrible" Terry McGovern
World Bantamweight Championship – title vacant
EventsCricket is suspended in South Africa for the next three seasons on account of the Boer War.
Yorkshire completes the County Championship season unbeaten, the first time this has happened since the start of the official championship in 1890.
The Minor Counties Championship ends in a three-way tie between three future first-class clubs.
EnglandCounty Championship – Yorkshire
Minor Counties Championship – Durham, Glamorgan and Northamptonshire share the title
Most runs – K S Ranjitsinhji 3065 @ 87.57 (HS 275)
Most wickets – Wilfred Rhodes 261 @ 13.81 (BB 8–23)
Wisden Cricketers of the Year – R. E. Foster, Schofield Haigh, George Herbert Hirst, Tom Taylor, John Tunnicliffe
AustraliaSheffield Shield – New South Wales
Most runs – Victor Trumper 721 @ 72.10 (HS 208)
Most wickets – Monty Noble 37 @ 20.64 (BB 6–91)
IndiaBombay Presidency – Europeans shared with Parsees
South AfricaCurrie Cup – not contested
West IndiesInter-Colonial Tournament – Barbados
World Figure Skating ChampionshipsWorld Men's Champion – Gustav Hügel (Austria)
Major tournamentsBritish Open – John Henry Taylor
U.S. Open – Harry Vardon
Other tournamentsBritish Amateur – Harold Hilton
British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship – Rhona Adair
US Amateur – Walter Travis
US Women's Amateur – Frances C. Griscom
Canadian Amateur Championship – George Lyon
Olympic Games (Men) – Charles Sands
Olympic Games (Women) – Margaret Ives Abbott
EnglandGrand National – Ambush II
1,000 Guineas Stakes – Winifreda
2,000 Guineas Stakes – Diamond Jubilee
Epsom Derby – Diamond Jubilee
Epsom Oaks – La Roche
St. Leger Stakes – Diamond Jubilee
AustraliaMelbourne Cup – Clean Sweep
CanadaQueen's Plate – Dalmoor
IrelandIrish Grand National – Mavis of Meath
Irish Derby Stakes – Gallinaria
USAKentucky Derby – Lieut. Gibson
Preakness Stakes – Jean Bereaud
Belmont Stakes – Ildrim
Stanley Cup12–16 February — Montreal Shamrocks successfully defends the Stanley Cup, defeating Winnipeg Victorias in a best–of–three series 2–1.
5–7 March — Montreal Shamrocks defeats Halifax Crescents in a Cup challenge best–of–three series 2–0.
Other events10 March — Montreal Shamrocks wins the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) championship for the second successive season with a regular season record of 7–1.
Gordon Bennett CupJames Gordon Bennett, Jr., owner of the New York Herald newspaper and the International Herald Tribune, establishes the Gordon Bennett Cup. He hopes that the creation of an international event will drive automobile manufacturers to improve their cars. Each country is allowed to enter up to three cars, which must be fully built in the country that they represent and entered by that country's automotive governing body. International racing colours are first established in this event.
The trophy is awarded annually until 1905, after which the Automobile Club de France (ACF) holds the first Grand Prix motor racing event on the Circuit de la Sarthe at Le Mans
The inaugural Gordon Bennett Cup (Paris to Lyon) is won by Fernand Charron (France) driving a Panhard & Levassor
Paris-Toulouse-Paris TrailThe Paris-Toulouse-Paris Trail is run on 25–28 July over 1347 km and won by Alfred Velghe (France) driving a Mors in a time of 20:50:09. The race is in retrospect sometimes referred to as the V Grand Prix de l'ACF.
1900 Summer OlympicsThe 1900 Summer Olympics takes place in Paris but the Olympic status of the games is underplayed and many competitors do not realise that they have participated in the modern Olympics.
Women take part in the modern Olympics for the first time. The first sportswomen to compete in the games are Mme. Brohy and Mlle. Ohnier of France in croquet. The first female champion is Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain in tennis.
France wins the most medals (100), and the most gold medals (25).
The Boat Race31 March — Cambridge wins the 57th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
EnglandChampionship – not contested
Challenge Cup final – Swinton 16–8 Salford at Fallowfield Stadium, Manchester
Lancashire League Championship – Runcorn
Yorkshire League Championship – Bradford FC
Home Nations Championship18th Home Nations Championship series is won by Wales
Speed Skating World ChampionshipsMen's All-round Champion – Edvard Engelsaas (Norway)
Events9 February — Davis Cup competition is established, the inaugural competition being called the International Lawn Tennis Challenge and involving only Great Britain and the USA.
EnglandWimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Reginald Doherty (GB) defeats Sydney Smith (GB) 6–8 6–3 6–1 6–2
Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Blanche Bingley Hillyard (GB) defeats Charlotte Cooper-Sterry (GB) 4–6 6–4 6–4
FranceFrench Men's Singles Championship – Paul Aymé defeats André Prévost: details unknown
French Women's Singles Championship – Hélène Prévost wins: details unknown
USAAmerican Men's Singles Championship – Malcolm Whitman defeats William Larned 6–4 1–6 6–2 6–2
American Women's Singles Championship – Myrtle McAteer defeats Edith Parker 6–2 6–2 6–0
Davis Cup1900 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – United States 3–0 British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club (grass) Boston, United States