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Sports Trivia Questions

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Which sport awards the Ryder Cup? Golf

Who holds the record for the most goals in the NHL? Wayne Gretzky, he scored 894.

Who was the first woman to win the woman 's World Figure Skating Championship? Madge Syers-Cave, she won it in 1906

Who holds the record for the most homeruns in a single season? Barry Bonds he set the record in 2001.

The groundbreaking Stoke Mandeville Games for the Paralyzed in 1948, featured 14 male and 2 female competitors in which sport? Archery

Which is the coldest game in NFL history? 1967 NFL Championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers: -13 degrees

Which 2 counties did umpiring legend Dickie Bird play for? Yorkshire and Leicestershire

In American Football which famous Miami Dolphins quarterback retired in 2000? Dan Marino

Which British Paralympic wheelchair athlete has won the London Marathon six times? David Weir

Which NFL team is the first to win 3 Super Bowls? The Pittsburgh Steelers

How many home runs did baseball great Ty Cobb hit in the three world series in which he played? None

In golf, over how many holes is The Open Championship contested? 72 (4 rounds of 18)

In which sport would you use the terms reefing and furling? Sailing

Who won the men’s single at Wimbledon in 1985 at the age of just 17? Boris Becker

Which club did rugby legend Martin Johnson play for? Leicester

Who is the only coach to win both a Super Bowl and a Rose Bowl? Dick Vermeil

Which track and field event is banned in high schools in every state except Rhode Island? The hammer throw

Who holds the record in basketball for the most blocked shots? Hakeem Olajuwon 3830.

In the 1995–96 season, who scored 114 goals in 29 games for Everton’s under-10s and 11s? Wayne Rooney

Which two countries have not missed one of the modern day Olympics? Greece and Australia

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played 20 seasons in which sport? Basketball

Who was the first athlete to fail an Olympic drug test? Pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall in 1968

In cricket, how many matches generally make up an Ashes Test series? Five

Who was the only person elected to both the football and the baseball hall of fame? Cal Hubbard

The Borg-Warner Trophy is awarded to the winner of which race? Indianapolis 500

The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was the first keeper for which English football club? AFC Portsmouth

Who holds the records for the most goals in one season in the NHL? Wayne Gretzky, in the 81-82 season he scored 92 goals.

In rugby, which country will the British and Irish Lions tour in 2017? New Zealand

Which cricketer was even offered the throne of Albania? C

What is the maximum time limit allowed to look for a lost ball in golf? 5 minutes

Which country won the gold medal in men's beach volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics? USA, the team of Rogers / Dalhausser defeated the Team from Brazil to win the gold.

What sport do the Houston Astros play? Baseball

Who won The World Highland Games Championships a record six times? Geoff Capes

How many panels make up a soccer ball? 32

In sport, what is black, 1 inch thick, 3 inches in diameter, and weighs between 5

What was the first sport in which women were invited to compete at the Olympics? Tennis, at the 1900 games in Paris

Which British female won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games? Rebecca Adlington

What is the maximum weight for a golf ball? 1.6oz

Which former rugby player once called the English RFU committee ‘Old Farts’? Will Carling

In which athletic event did Bruce Jenner win the gold medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics? The Decathlon

Name the England rugby league forward that joined Bath rugby union club in 2014? Sam Burgess

In horse racing, which is the last of the five classics to be run each year, and its distance is also the longest? St Leger

The Eclipse Stakes is run at which racecourse? Sandown

On which racecourse is the St Leger horse race run? Doncaster

Britain’s Desmond Douglas was world number seven in which sport during the 1980s? Table tennis

Jan-Ove Waldner, Zhang Jike and Deng Yaping have been noteable players in which sport? Table tennis

In which year was the first Wimbledon tournament held? 1877

Which NHL team was once called the St. Patricks? The Toronto Maple Leafs

What is the highest possible break in snooker? 155

Who did boxer Frank Bruno beat to become WBC world champion in 1995? Oliver McCall

In feet, how high is a basketball hoop? 10 feet

Which country held the 2008 Olympics? The Olympics were in Beijing China.

In what year did boxing become a legal sport in the US? 1901

What is an NBA player deemed to be if he has received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy? The most valuable player (MVP)

Sixways Stadium is the home ground of which English Premiership rugby union team? Worcester Warriors

Which was the only team to win two World Series in the 1980s? The Los Angeles Dodgers

Name the European club David Beckham ended his career with? Paris Saint-Germain

Which was the first African country to qualify for a World Cup? Egypt: 1934

Which boxer was an underdog with odds of 42:1 when he stunned Mike Tyson? Buster Douglas: 1990

What was banned from 1967 to 1976? Slam dunk

Who won the 2013 Tour de France? Chris Froome

Who is the only man to play both a NFL game and a MLB game in a single day? Deion Sanders

In which sport are the terms ‘stale fish’ and ‘mulekick’ used? Snowboarding

How many stitches are there on a baseball? 108

What professional sport did bank robber John Dillinger play? Baseball

What sport used the term ‘home run’ long before baseball? Cricket

The world Cup of Soccer has only been won by three European countries. Who are they? West Germany, England and Italy.

Who holds the record in basketball for the most fouls? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 4657.

Which sport has a three in the key rule? Basketball, it was introduced in 1936 to cut down on contact between players.

How many players are on the field for each team in an Australian rules football match? 18

Which country won the first World Cup held in 1930? Uruguay

Who was the first female parachutist? Jean Genvieve Granerin in 1799, she jumped from a hot air balloon.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was recently named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. It was the first time he took the honor. The winner of the award in 2000 was the first athlete to win it for a second time. Name that athlete...if you can... Tiger Woods

Why did the year 1994 see no baseball World Series? Player’s strike

Which sporting great was dubbed ‘the boy from Bowral’? Sir Donald Bradman

Which is the only country to have played in each and every World Cup? Brazil

James Naismith is credited with inventing which sport? Basketball. When the game was first played there were only 13 rules.

What sport awards the Maurice Podoloff Trophy? Basketball, it is awarded to the most valuable player

On November 13, 2000, the Michigan State basketball team broke what team’s 1,270 game winning streak? Harlem Globetrotters

How many World Cups have been won by Australian? Four: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007

Which Australian was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the first overall pick in the 2005 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft? Andrew Bogut

Which team is as well-known for their comic antics as for their on-court skills? Harlem Globetrotters

How many players are on the field for each team in American football? 11 there are 12 in Canadian football.

Who is the only player to have blasted 100 international centuries? Sachin Tendulkar

In inches, how big is the diameter of a basketball hoop? 18

In basketball how far is the free throw line from the net? 15 feet or 4.6m.

Which major did golfer Rory McIlroy win at the age of 22, in 2011? U

In what year was the Ice Dancing included in the World Championship? 1952, in Paris.

For which county does cricketer Joe Root play? Yorkshire

In 1971, what team did Kevin Keegan joined Liverpool from? Scunthorpe United

Which sports figure holds the record for appearing the most times on the cover of Sports Illustrated? Michael Jordan, he has been on the cover 47 times.

Frankie Fredericks represented which African country in athletics? Namibia

Who beat Ivan Lendl in a French Open final using underhand serves? Michael Chang

In golf, who won won his first major at the Masters in 2015 and also won the 2015 U

Today World Series winners receive championship rings, as is customary in most American sports, but that wasn’t always the case. What did players receive instead of rings prior to 1926? Pocket watches or medallions.

Who holds baseball's record for the most stolen bases in a single season? Rickey Henderson

The test cricket ground Sabina Park is in which country? Jamaica

What educated substance was found in golf balls? Honey

Which country's entire team was barred from competing at the Paralympics in Sydney? Spain, they were entered entering non-handicapped athletes into the games.

The American basketball team ‘The Bulls’, represent which city? Chicago

In which sport did Sonny Liston participate? Boxing, he was a heavy weight.

The San Siro Stadium is in which Italian city? Milan

Who was the 1st non-European to win the Tour de France? Greg Lemond from the US

What is the name of the stadium where the Houston Astros play? Minute Maid Park

Who is the only tennis player to have won each of the four grand slam events at least four times? Steffi Graf

Wayne Levi was the first golfer to win a PGA tournament using a colored ball. Which color was the ball? Orange

Wladimir Klitschko is a champion boxer from which country? Ukraine

How many world records did swimmer Mark Spitz set when he won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics? Seven? one in each of the races in which he competed

What is the most watched sport in the world? Soccer (football).

Which country dominates Olympics basketball like no one else? USA has won the gold 14 times out of 18 editions

In Olympic badminton how many feathers does the bird have? 14

Which goalie holds the record for the most wins in regular season play? Patrick Roy

Who eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics? Michael Phelps in swimming.

Which type of ball was basketball played with until 1929? Soccer ball

Which sport did George Washington play with his troops? Cricket

Who holds the record in basketball for the most career rebounds? Wilt Chamberlain

Which sport has the largest number of participants in the world? Fishing.

Before the NFL mandated the use of helmets in 1943, who was the last player not to use one? Chicago Bears lineman Dick Plasman

Which sport awards the Winston Cup? NASCAR

What number lies between 5 and 9 on a British dart board? 12

Which country’s first ever home football international was played at the Racecourse Ground in 1877? Wales

Which 100/1 outsider won the 2009 Grand National? Mon Mome

What three movements are required for an athlete to successfully complete a triple jump? Hop, step, and jump

Who is the youngest winner of a Ladies Singles title in the Open Era? Martina Hingis: Winner in 1997 at 16 years of age

Which was the only team to win two World Series in the 1980s? The Los Angeles Dodgers.

Which NFL team is known as the ‘ain’ts’ when on a losing streak? The New Orleans Saints

Who holds the record for the longest hitting streak in baseball? Joe DiMaggio, 56 games.

What city of Asia hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008? Beijing

In cross-country bike racing, what do the initials BMX represent? Bicycle moto x (cross)

Which jockey won the Investec Derby in 2015 on Golden Horn? Frankie Dettori

After retiring as a player, with which team did baseball great Babe Ruth spend one year as a coach? The Brooklyn Dodgers: 1938

In horse racing, what is a Yankee? 11 individual bets

Who was the first European post-war golfer to win three different majors? Rory McIlroy

Which was the first televised game of the NFL? Oct 22, 1939: The Brooklyn Dodgers Vs

Which sport is played on the biggest pitch in terms of area? Polo

What is ‘El Clásico’? A game between club giants Real Madrid and Barcelona

What’s the second event on day one of a men’s decathlon? Long Jump

Who competed in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, winning two swimming gold medals for Great Britain, despite being only 13? Ellie Simmonds

Affirmed, won the triple crown in 1978, who was his regular jockey? Steve Cauthen and he was the youngest jockey ever to win the triple crown.

Which woman took silver in the men's World Figure Skating Championship in 1902? Madge Syers-Cave, there was no women's events and no rule in the men's saying a woman could not compete.

Name the only major team sport in the USA with no game clock? Baseball

Who is the only wild card entrant to have won Wimbledon? Goran Ivaniševi? : 2001

Which golfer won the 2013 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia? Adam Scott

What sport, other than baseball uses the word 'homerun'? Cricket

In which sport can you find a dagger and a trapeze? Sailing.

What jobs did Mike ‘Fluff’ Cowan, Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay and Fanny Sunesson do? Golf caddies

In a famous 2006 newspaper article, the then British Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, was photographed playing what sport? Croquet

In 1990 two major league greats made baseball history by becoming the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back homers in an MLB game. You best be able to name that father-son duo? Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr.

How many players, including the goaltender, make up an ice hockey team? Six

How long is a football game? 60 minutes.

Britain's Linford Christie was fired from competitive for two years in which sport? The 100m dash because he tested positive for drugs.

What nationality is tennis player Novak Djokovic? Serbian