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This is a timeline on the Alternate Sport History starting from the Point of Difference in 1904 all the way until the present time and hopefully into the future.

1900s-1920s[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1900s-1920s

The first twenty years of the timeline would see the formation of some of the major sporting events that would happen during this period. One such event was the FIFA World Cup which after the initial meeting between FIFA members to hold the first World Cup only two years later after the initial discussion in 1904. During this period, the three Grand Tours of cycling all were formed during this period of time with the Tour de France being the oldest with the first edition being in 1903 with the Giro d'Italia having their first edition only six years later.

Major League Baseball also had their first ever season during this period with the Pittsburgh Pirates taking out the World Series. The concept of a Motorsport Grand Prix was also born during this period with the French Grand Prix being the first ever Grand Prix that was held with Hungarian driver, Ferenc Szisz taking out the race. Across the channel in England, the Imperial Cricket Council would create the World Test Championship with four teams competing in that first tournament. Those being the three test-nations at the time (England, Australia and South Africa) and guest nation Ireland. 1913 and 1914 saw two massive shocks with Britain being on the receiving end of both of them. In tennis, they lost to Canada at the International Lawn Tennis Challenge (now known as the Davis Cup). Than in football, the English football team lost to Denmark in extra time at the 1914 FIFA World Cup final.

While that was going on, across the Atlantic, the Indianapolis 500 was first held only two years in 1911 with the winner of the Indy 500 being Ralph Mulford who went on to win once more in 1913. Six years later, the first formation of the National Hockey League was held with four Canadian teams competing. That league then became the only major league to have the Stanley Cup with the other leagues folding during the mid 1920s. South America also saw new developments during the first World War with CONMEBOL forming and the first major continental football tournament was held in the South American Championship.

To be continued

1930s[edit | edit source]

  • Uruguay July 13-August 10, 1930: The 1930 FIFA World Cup is held in Uruguay. This is the first time that its held in South America.
  • Canada August 2-9, 1930: The first British Empire Games is held in Hamilton, Canada. England finished on top of the medal table.
  • Uruguay August 10, 1930: Netherlands wins the FIFA World Cup for the first time, defeating Argentina by 2 goals.
  • England October 11, 1930: WEFF is formed in London, England which becomes the first regional confederation.
  • Uruguay December 6-14, 1930: The first South America Basketball Championship is held in Uruguay.
  • Italy December 27, 1930: The first Pallone d'Oro winner is revealed with Inter Milan player, Giuseppe Meazza taking out the award with 16 votes.
  • England September 18, 1931: The first Speedway World Championship is held in London with Australian rider, Vic Huxley taking out the title.
  • Bulgaria October 4, 1931: Yugoslavia takes the first Balkan Cup in Bulgaria.
  • United States February 4-15, 1932 - The 1932 Winter Olympics is held in Lake Placid, United States.
  • Northern Ireland February 13, 1932: The first WEFF Championship qualifier is held in Belfast which also brings the start of 1934 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
  • France June 19, 1932: The 24 Hours of Le Mans is run again for the first time in seven years with Raymond Sommer and Luigi Chinetti taking the win.
  • United States July 30-August 14, 1932: The 1932 Summer Olympics is held in Los Angeles, United States.
  • United States August 11, 1932: Argentina takes the football competition at the Olympics after defeating the host nation by 4-1. But crowd numbers were down to compared to previous tournaments.
  • France September 11, 1932: The first French Division 1 season is played in France.
  • England February 1, 1933: France win the first WEFF Championship by a score of 3-1 against Wales.
  • Philippines May 16-20, 1933: The final Far Eastern Championship Games is held in Manila, Philippines.
  • Italy May 28, 1933: Alfredo Binda wins his last of six Giro d'Italias in Milan.
  • Spain April 16, 1934: The La Liga is announced to be expanding to twelve teams for the 1934-35 season onwards while the second division becomes three groups.
  • Italy May 12-June 4, 1934: The 1934 FIFA World Cup is held in Italy.
  • Italy June 4, 1934: Italy win the FIFA World Cup to become the first host team to win the trophy.
  • England August 4-11, 1934: The 1934 British Empire Games is held in London, England.
  • Netherlands January 29, 1935: France defeat Switzerland in the final of the 1935 WEFF Championship.
  • France February 17, 1935: FIFA brings back the knockout format to the FIFA World Cup for what will be the first time in 28 years.
  • Canada April 6, 1935: The last Stanley Cup is won by the Montreal Maroons. This is the same until twelve years when it was brought back.
  • Switzerland May 7, 1935: Switzerland win the first EuroBasket competition held at Switzerland. But this would be the only success that the Swiss will have in basketball.
  • Spain May 15, 1935: Gustaaf Deloor wins the first Vuelta a España to be held.
  • Germany February 6-16, 1936 - The 1936 Winter Olympics is held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
  • Spain July 17, 1936: The Spanish Civil War starts
  • Germany August 1-16, 1936: The 1936 Summer Olympics is held in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Germany August 1, 1936: The first Rugby Nations Cup begins at the Summer Olympics.
  • Germany August 15, 1936: Italy wins their second Olympic gold medal by defeating Hungary in the final by a score of 1-0.
  • Argentina December 27, 1936: The 1937 South American Championship begins in Argentina as this is the first time that the competition has expanded beyond five teams.
  • Italy January 26, 1937: Italy wins the final WEFF Championship over Switzerland at home.
  • Netherlands August 17, 1937: Dutch East Indies become the first team from Asia to qualify through to the World Cup.
  • Australia February 5-12, 1938: The 1938 British Empire Games is held in Sydney, Australia.
  • Germany February 6, 1938: The first IHF World Men's Handball Championship ends in Germany with the Germans easily winning the title after taking all three matches.
  • Czechoslovakia February 12, 1938: Latvia cause a massive upset in the 1938 World Ice Hockey Championships when they defeated the United States by a single goal.
  • Australia February 13, 1938: Scotland wins their third British Empire Games football gold medal in a row after defeating England 3-2 in the final. This was the last tournament to see a full strength independent British teams competing in football.
  • Czechoslovakia February 20, 1938: Germany wins the 1938 World Ice Hockey Championships as they defeated Canada in the final.
  • Panama February 23, 1938: Costa Rica surprises Central America by finishing with the gold medal in the Central American and Caribbean Games beating Mexico by goal difference.
  • Argentina May 14-29, 1938: The 1938 FIFA World Cup is held in Argentina.
  • Argentina May 29, 1938: Italy becomes the first team to win two consecutive FIFA World Cups after they defeat the Netherlands in the final 2-0.
  • Colombia August 19, 1938: The first football tournament at the Bolivarian Games is held in Bogota, Colombia with Peru taking the gold medal.
  • Italy October 16, 1938: The first EuroBasket Women tournament ends with Lithuania winning the title over Italy and Poland.
  • Spain April 1, 1939: The Spanish Civil War ends in a Nationalist victory.
  • September 1, 1939: World War II starts

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