100 Sports Quiz Buster

100 Sports Quiz Buster

  1. In soccer, how many yards is the penalty spot from the goal line? – 12
  2. What football league team did cricketer Ian Botham play for? – Scunthorpe United
  3. What type of racing has only two cars competing on the track at the same time? – Drag racing
  4. Which London football teams ground is on South Africa Road? – Queens Park Rangers
  5. Thurle Sandstorm was the first world champion in 1923 at what sport? – Ten-pin bowling
  6. In what sport is the “Fosbury flop” technique used? – High Jump
  7. What was the first team to successfully defend the soccer World cup? – Italy
  8. What colour is the Ferrari emblem? – Yellow
  9. What was the title of the England Football teams 1970 World Cup song? – Back Home
  10. Which black American won 4 gold medals in 1936 Olympics in Berlin? – Jesse Owens
  11. In which city did Roger Bannister become the first person to break the 4 minute mile barrier –
    Oxford
  12. Chris Boardman is famous for what sport? – Cycling
  13. Of the four different athletic jumping events included in the Olympics, which two are only performed by men? – Pole vault and triple jump
  14. Which two countries have only won the football World Cup once? – England and France
  15. Ben Johnson was stripped of his gold medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics because what banned substance was detected in his body? – Anabolic steroids
  16. How many times have Manchester United won the European cup? – 2
  17. W.G.Grace captained England at what two sports? – Cricket and Bowls
  18. In 1931, what was the first live televised sports event? – The Derby (horse race)
  19. Who won a tennis “Golden Slam” in 1988 by winning the singles titles at the Australian, French, Wimbledon and United States tennis championships and winning a gold medal at the Olympic games? – Steffi Graf
  20. As at January 2001, who is the highest scoring player ever in the Italian league? – Gabriel
    Batistuta
  21. Which British golfer became the youngest ever to play in the Ryder Cup when he did so in 1977? – Nick Faldo
  22. Which sportsman’s autobiography is called “You Cannot Be Serious”? – John McEnroe
  23. Which football team used to play their home matches at Springfield Park and now play at the JJB Stadium? – Wigan Athletic 1
  24. Which British golfer was Europe’s leading money earner in 1997? – Colin Montgomerie
  25. Who did Goran Ivanisevic beat in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon in 2001? – Patrick
    Rafte
  26. In 2002 who became the first non-European to win the European Footballer of the Year award for the second time? – Ronaldo
  27. In which country do football team River Plate play? – Argentina
  28. Which English football club used to call themselves “Garibaldi Reds” after being inspired by Guiseppe Garibaldi? – Nottingham Forest
  29. Which of the following events did Carl Lewis not win a gold medal for at the 1984 Olympics?
    400m
  30. After how many points do players swap serve in table tennis? – 2
  31. Who managed England’s 1966 world cup winning football team? – Alf Ramsey
  32. What nationality was the racing driver Alberto Ascari? – Italian
  33. How long is an Olympic sized swimming pool? – 50 meters
  34. Who was the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon Mens Singles title? – Boris Becker
  35. Which football team has won the European Cup most often? – Real Madrid
  36. Who has managed the football teams West Bromich Albion, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Coventry? – Ron Atkinson
  37. In which city is world’s largest football stadium? – Rio De Janiero (The Maracana)
  38. Which team knocked England out of the 1986 World Cup finals? – Argentina
  39. Which football club did Kenny Dalglish leave in 1977 to join Liverpool? – Celtic
  40. Which football team is nicknamed the Owls? – Sheffield Wednesday
  41. Which Scottish football team is nicknamed “The Bairns”? – Falkirk
  42. What is the maximum length in bandages a boxer is allowed to wear round his fists? – 36 feet
  43. In what year did people from all 6 inhabited continents first take part in the Olympics? – 1912
  44. How many minutes long is a rugby union match? – 80
  45. Which two comedians sang on the song `3 Lions` which became an anthem during Euro 96? –
    Frank Skinner and David Baddiel
  46. As at the year 2001, which baseball team has won the most World Series titles? – New York
    Yankees
  47. How many players in a netball team are allowed to score goals directly? – 2
  48. Which football team qualified for the France 98 World Cup Finals via the playoffs and went on to finish third? – Croatia 2
  49. Which American football team play their home games at the Ralph Wilson Stadium? –
    Buffalo Bills
  50. Which footballer played 642 matches for West Ham and 47 games for England between the years 1965 and 1984?Trevor Brooking
  51. What 5 events make up the Modern Pentathlon? – Fencing, Swimming, Shooting, Crosscountry running, Riding
  52. Which of the following is not a proper football team? – Brechin Athletic
  53. What is the minimum number of darts a person needs to throw to complete a leg from 501? –9
  54. In golf, who was the first European to win the US Masters? – Seve Ballesteros
  55. Which footballer won 88 caps for Northern Ireland and went on to manage Macclesfield Town? – Sammy McIllroy
  56. In the English and Scottish football leagues, which team has the longest name? – Inverness
    Caledonian Thistle
  57. In boxing which weight category comes in between Flyweight and Featherweight? –
    Bantamweight
  58. Which goalkeeper has played both football and cricket at international level for Scotland? –
    Andy Goram
  59. Which British driver won the Formula One World Drivers Championship in 1992? – Nigel
    Mansell
  60. How old was Tiger Woods when he first won the British Open Golf Tournament? – 24
  61. Which sport is covered on television by Claire Balding and Willie Carson? – Horse Racing
  62. Which athlete broke the women’s 100m record in 1988 by recording a time of 10.49 seconds? – Florence Griffith-Joyner
  63. How many holes does a 10-pin bowling ball have in it? – Three
  64. Which major tennis tournament is played annually at the Roland Garros Stadium? – French
    Open
  65. Which two throwing events in track and field require safety netting? – Discus and Hammer
  66. Which jockey famously rode 7 winners at a race meeting in Ascot in 1996? – Frankie Dettori
  67. Which sport would you practice if you were a toxophilite? – Archery
  68. At which distance did Sally Gunnell win her gold medal for hurdling at the 1992 Olympics? –
    400m
  69. What nationality is Jean Marc Bosman, famous for the “Bosman Ruling” which affected footballers being transferred from one club to another? – Belgian
  70. Who are the only three countries to have taken part in all of the summer and winter Olympic Games? – Great Britain, France and Switzerland
  71. What was the first team sport to be publicly televised? – Baseball
  72. Which British 400 metre hurdler announced her retirement at the World Championships in Athens in 1997? – Sally Gunnell
  73. Which famous person owns a racehorse called Rock of Gibraltar? – Alex Ferguson
  74. Which famous person from history opened the 1936 Olympic Games? – Adolf Hitler
  75. How many kilometres long is the “walk” – the longest race in men’s athletics? – 50
  76. What is the colour of the ball that is worth 6 points in snooker? – Pink
  77. What sport was the subject of the 1996 film “Tin Cup” starring Kevin Costner? – Golf
  78. Who captained Europe to victory in the 2002 Ryder Cup? – Sam Torrance
  79. Which famous sportsman lit the torch at the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games? – Muhammed Ali
  80. Which sport do the Chicago Bears play? – American Football
  81. What is the heaviest weight category in boxing? – Super heavyweight
  82. In boxing what is the maximum allowed weight to enter the flyweight category? – 8 stone
  83. Which ex-boxer completed the 2003 London Marathon in 6 days, 2 hours and 27 minutes? –
    Michael Watson
  84. At what sport does Jane Sixsmith represent England? – Hockey
  85. Which two boxers were involved in the “Rumble In The Jungle” world title fight in 1974? –
    Muhammad Ali and George Foreman
  86. Which international football team, in 1953, became the first to beat England at Wembley? –
    Hungary
  87. Which football team won the old English First Division in 1984-95, and 1986-87? – Everton
  88. In what athletics event do you have to go backwards to win? – Tug of war
  89. As at March 2001, who holds the record for scoring the most league goals for the soccer team Arsenal? – Ian Wright
  90. Which European football club is nicknamed as “La Vicchia Signora”, which translates as “the old lady”? – Juventus
  91. Which Premiership footballer has the real first name of Sulzeer? – Sol Campbell 4
  92. In which city were the Olympic Games held in 1964, the first time they were held in Asia? –
    Tokyo
  93. In which sport are competitors not allowed to play left handed? – Polo
  94. In 1999, Lance Armstrong became only the second American to win which famous sporting event? – Tour De France
  95. On which children’s game is the triple jump thought to have been based? – Hopscotch
  96. From which football team did Chelsea sign England midfielder Frank Lampard? – West Ham
    United
  97. Who was the first golfer to achieve a hole-in-one on British TV? – Tony Jacklin
  98. What nationality is the footballer Marian Pahars? – Latvian
  99. Where were the 1924 Olympics due to be held before being switched to Paris? – Amsterdam
  100. How many gold medals did swimmer Mark Spitz win at the Munich Olympics in 1972? – 7
  101. Before becoming Liverpool football team manager, Gerard Houllier once had another job in Liverpool. What was it? – Teacher 

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