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Christmas Sport

Test Your Knowledge on Christmas Sport

  1. Which cricketing great became the first bowler in Test cricket history to take 700 wickets on Boxing Day 2006?
  2. Who scored to give Manchester City a 1-0 win over Newcastle for a record 18th consecutive win in a festive 2017 match?
  3. FC Santa Claus is a football club from Rovaniemi in which country?
  4. On December 26, 1908, which boxer became the first African-American to win the world heavyweight title?

  5. In which year was the Christmas truce match? A football game between Allied and German soldiers on the Western Front during World War One.
  6. Which sporting legend suffered a serious head injury in a French Alps Christmas ski accident in 2013?
  7. Which North American sporting great made a brief cameo as a winter character on a Christmas episode of The Simpsons?
  8. Which Premiership footbal team is mentioned in the bible in Jeremiah 50:25?
  9. The 2022 PDC World Darts Championship took place at which venue from 15 December 2021 to 3 January 2022?
  10. The annual Christmas event hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia starts at Sydney and ends in which city 630 nautical miles away?
  11. A knee injury on Boxing Day 1962 ended the career of which high scoring English footballer?
  12. The King George VI Chase features as part of which racecourse's Christmas Festival?
  13. Saint Stephen's Day bandy is a sporting tradition and event in which country?
  14. Both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have said in the past that which open tennis tournament is held too soon after Christmas?
  15. Which former England football manager would you associate with the Christmas Tree formation?
  16. In trampolining, what Christmassy name is given to a single straight front somersault with one and a half twists?


  1. Shane Warne
  2. Raheem Sterling
  3. Finland
  4. Jack Johnson
  5. 1914
  6. Michael Schumacher
  7. Wayne Gretzky
  8. Arsenal (it reads: "The Lord has opened his arsenal and brought out the weapons of his wrath, for the Sovereign Lord Almighty has work to do in the land of the Babylonians.")
  9. Alexandra Palace in London
  10. Hobart (in Tasmania)
  11. Brian Clough
  12. Kempton Park
  13. Sweden
  14. Australian Open
  15. Terry Venables
  16. Rudolph