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1936 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football

Association football


Australian rules football



Field Hockey


Men's professional Men's amateur Women's professional

Horse racing

  • May 8 – jockey Ralph Neves was involved in a racing accident at Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo, Californiamarker and mistakenly pronounced dead. A while later, he woke up in the morgue and promptly returned to the racetrack but was not allowed to compete in any of the remaining races because of his "death".
Steeplechases Flat races

Ice hockey

  • The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup Championship in the National Hockey League. Combining this with the Detroit Tigers World Series win and the Detroit Lions NFL Championship, in 1935, Detroit played home to the Championship teams in the MLB, NFL, and NHL in one 12 month period. This feat has yet to be duplicated by any other city.

Motor racing

Speed skating

  • First speed skating World Championships for women held in Stockholm. The gold medal winner is Kit Klein (United States).


Olympic Games

Rugby union



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