The first televised sporting event was a college baseball game between Columbia and Princeton in 1939. Although the first televised network sports broadcast was NBC's Gillette Cavalcade of Sports, which premiered in 1944 with the Willie Pep vs. Chalky White Featherweight Championship bout.
The first televised sporting event was a college baseball game between Columbia and Princeton in 1939, covered by one camera providing a point of view along the third base line. There really was so very little TV in 1931 that it was useless to have TV. By 1936 there were fewer than 200 Televisions worldwide. The first-ever sporting event televised was an elementary baseball game in Japan in 1931
January 4th, 1964. JoAnne Smith was the winner of the first televised woman's sporting event. It was ski jumping. She won by 20 meters. She is my great grandmother. I could be wrong, but I do believe that some ladies golf tournaments/challenges were televised before 1964. I remember watching the great Mickey Wright play against another woman golfer (I think it was Sandra Haynie) and think it was closer to 1962. Surreyfan
In the year of 1961, the first rugby match was televised. This televised event took place in Australia, where rugby was first introduced.
The first sporting event to be to publicly broadcasted was a boxing match in 1921.
1939, May 17th. Columbia VS Princeton baseball game from Baker Field in Northern Manhattan.
It was broadcast on August 26, 1939. The game was between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York.
the first television broadcast in US in 1926