1912 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
1912 in sports Wikipedia
College championshipCollege football national championship – Harvard Crimson
BrazilSantos FC, officially founded on April 14.
EnglandThe Football League – Blackburn Rovers 49 points, Everton 46, Newcastle United 44, Bolton Wanderers 43, The Wednesday 41, Aston Villa 41
20th April: FA Cup final – Barnsley 1–0 West Bromwich Albion at Crystal Palace, London (replay following 0–0 draw at Crystal Palace)
GermanyNational Championship – Holstein Kiel 1–0 Karlsruher FV at Hamburg-Hoheluft
IcelandIceland's premier division, now known as Landsbankadeild, is established with KR winning the inaugural title.
Russia19 January — formation of the All-Russian Football Union (VRS) which is now the Russian Football Union; from 1935 to 1992 it is subsumed by the Football Federation of USSR.
ScotlandScottish Football League – Rangers
Scottish Cup – Celtic 2–0 Clyde at Ibrox Park
Men's 100 metresThe first world record in the 100 metres for men is recognised by the International Amateur Athletics Federation, now known as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), after Donald Lippincott (USA) runs a time of 10.6 at Stockholm.
Men's 1500 metresThe first world record in the 1500 metres for men is recognised by the IAAF after Abel Kiviat (USA) runs a time of 3:55.8 at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
AFL PremiershipEssendon wins the 16th VFL Premiership: Essendon 5.17 (47) d South Melbourne 4.9 (33) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
SwedenChampionship final – IFK Uppsala 1–1 Djurgårdens IF (declared a tie; no replay played)
World Series8–16 October — Boston Red Sox (AL) defeats New York Giants (NL) to win the 1912 World Series by 4 games to 3 with one tie
Events20 April — Boston Red Sox open the new Fenway Park with a 7–6 11-inning win over New York Yankees before 27,000. Minutes later, the Detroit Tigers open the remodelled Navin Park (later named Tiger Stadium) with a 6–5 11-inning win over Cleveland Indians before 24,384.
Winnipeg Maroons win the Northern League championship
Events22 February — Johnny Kilbane wins the World Featherweight Championship when he defeats Abe Attell over 20 rounds at Vernon, California. Attell has held the title since 1903; Kilbane will hold it until 1923.
28 November — Ad Wolgast loses his World Lightweight Championship to Willie Ritchie following a 16th round foul at Colma, California. Ritchie holds the title until 1914.
Lineal world championsWorld Heavyweight Championship – Jack Johnson
World Light Heavyweight Championship – vacant
World Middleweight Championship – vacant
World Welterweight Championship – vacant
World Lightweight Championship – Ad Wolgast → Willie Ritchie
World Featherweight Championship – Abe Attell → Johnny Kilbane
World Bantamweight Championship – Johnny Coulon
Grey Cup30 November — 4th Grey Cup – Hamilton Alerts 11–4 Toronto Argonauts
EventsA triangular Test tournament is played in England between England, Australia and South Africa. England wins with Australia second.
EnglandCounty Championship – Yorkshire
Minor Counties Championship – in abeyance
Most runs – David Denton 2127 @ 42.54 (HS 221)
Most wickets – Colin Blythe 178 @ 12.26 (BB 8–36)
Wisden Cricketers of the Year – no award
AustraliaSheffield Shield – New South Wales
Most runs – Wilfred Rhodes 1098 @ 54.90 (HS 179)
Most wickets – Frank Foster 62 @ 20.19 (BB 7–36)
IndiaBombay Triangular – Parsees
New ZealandPlunket Shield – Auckland
South AfricaCurrie Cup – not contested
West IndiesInter-Colonial Tournament – Barbados
Tour de FranceOdile Defraye (Belgium) wins the 10th Tour de France
World Figure Skating ChampionshipsWorld Men's Champion – Fritz Kachler (Austria)
World Women's Champion – Opika von Méray Horváth (Hungary)
World Pairs Champions – Phyllis Johnson / James H. Johnson (Great Britain)
Major tournamentsBritish Open – Ted Ray
US Open – John McDermott
Other tournamentsBritish Amateur – John Ball
US Amateur – Jerome Travers
EnglandGrand National – Jerry M
1,000 Guineas Stakes – Tagalie
2,000 Guineas Stakes – Sweeper II
Epsom Derby – Tagalie
Epsom Oaks – Mirska
St. Leger Stakes – Tracery
'AustraliaMelbourne Cup – Piastre
CanadaQueen's Plate – Heresy
IrelandIrish Grand National – Small Polly
Irish Derby Stakes – Civility
USAKentucky Derby – Worth
Preakness Stakes – Colonel Holloway
Belmont Stakes – not contested due to anti-betting legislation in New York State
Stanley CupQuebec Bulldogs wins the National Hockey Association (NHA) championship and the Stanley Cup. Quebec then defeats Moncton in a Cup challenge.
EventsMarch — Winnipeg Victorias repeats as Allan Cup winners
March — New Westminster Royals wins the inaugural Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) championship
December — Toronto NHA teams, the Blueshirts and Tecumsehs, join the NHA
Grand Prix racing25/26 June — the 4th French Grand Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de France (ACF), is run at Dieppe over 1535.76 km (76.788 km x 20 laps). The winner is Georges Boillot of France driving a Peugeot L76 in 13:58:02.6. The race is retrospectively referred to as the XII Grand Prix de l´ACF.
Indianapolis 50030 May — 2nd running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is won by Joe Dawson and Don Herr (USA) driving a National car.
Monte Carlo Rally2nd running is won by Jules Beutler driving a Berliet. This is the last running of the rally until its revival in 1924.
Vanderbilt Cup2 October — 8th running of the Vanderbilt Cup at the new Wauwatosa automobile course near Milwaukee is won by Ralph DePalma (Italy) driving a Mercedes.
American Grand Prize5 October — 4th running of the American Grand Prize takes place at Wauwatosa, near Milwaukee over 659.44 km (12.682 km x 52 laps) and is won by Caleb Bragg (USA) driving a FIAT in 5:59:27.44. David Bruce-Brown, the defending champion, is killed during practice for the event.
1912 Summer OlympicsThe 1912 Summer Olympics takes place in Stockholm
First usage of electronic timing and public address systems
Sweden wins the most medals (65) and United States the most gold medals (25)
The Boat Race1 April — Oxford wins the 69th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
EnglandChampionship – Huddersfield
Challenge Cup final – Dewsbury 8–5 Oldham at Headingley Stadium, Leeds
Lancashire League Championship – Wigan
Yorkshire League Championship – Huddersfield
Lancashire Cup – Rochdale Hornets 12–5 Oldham
Yorkshire Cup – Huddersfield 22–10 Hull Kingston Rovers
InternationalThe Ashes are won by Australia as they defeat Great Britain 33–8 in the 3rd Test of the 1911–12 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain at Villa Park before a crowd of 4,000.
AustraliaNSW Premiership – Eastern Suburbs (outright winner)
Five Nations Championship30th Five Nations Championship series is shared by England and Ireland
Speed Skating World ChampionshipsMen's All-round Champion – Oscar Mathisen (Norway)
AustraliaAustralian Men's Singles Championship – James Cecil Parke (GC) defeats Alfred Beamish (GB) 3–6 6–3 1–6 6–1 7–5
EnglandWimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Anthony Wilding (New Zealand) defeats Arthur Gore (GB) 6–4 6–4 4–6 6–4
Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Ethel Thomson Larcombe defeats Charlotte Cooper Sterry 6–3 6–1
FranceFrench Men's Singles Championship – Max Decugis defeats André Gobert: details unknown
French Women's Singles Championship – Jeanne Matthey defeats Danet: details unknown
USAAmerican Men's Singles Championship – Maurice McLoughlin defeats Wallace Johnson 3–6 2–6 6–2 6–4 6–2
American Women's Singles Championship – Mary Browne defeats Eleonora Sears 6–4 6–2
Davis Cup1912 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – British Isles 3–2 Australasia at Albert Ground (grass) Melbourne, Australia