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Question of Sport

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the BBC Quiz Show 'Question of Sport'

  1. Team captain Sam Quek won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in which sport?
  2. Can you name A Question of Sport's first two captains?
  3. Who wrongly identified Princess Anne as cricketer John Reid during a 1987 Picture Board?
  4. The first edition of A Question of Sport was broadcast on 5 January in which year?
  5. Three cricketers have been team captains, can you name them?
  6. Which Rangers boss did Ally McCoist fail to recognise?
  7. Who was the first presenter of Question of Sport?
  8. Which major tennis open championship did Sue Barker win in 1976?
  9. Who was the most memorable special guest on the 200th edition of the programme?
  10. A pilot episode was broadcast in the north of England 2-years before A Question of Sport aired on national TV. Who presented this?
  11. Who hosted the quiz show for 18 years from 1979 to 1997?
  12. Which runner was team captain for two years in the 1970s?
  13. Which sportsman recently correctly guessed Borussia Monchengladbach after just two letters?
  14. An offical from which organisation visited the set at the end of the 2014 Christmas episode?
  15. Which rugby club did Ugo Monye play for?
  16. Who were the two team captains when Sue Barker first became presenter?
  17. Who was the other team captain when Emlyn Hughes first joined, from 1979 to 1981?
  18. David Coleman often called Bill Beaumont 'Big Bill' and Willie Carson what?
  19. One of the programme’s most daring stunts was when team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell were strapped to what?
  20. Name any of the two footballers on the first ever show?
  21. Who once failed to deduce a sportsman's name in the anagram "Trinket Ride Oaf" even though it was his own name?
  22. Who correctly identified the mystery guest as fellow-golfer Greg Norman because by chance he witnessed the film being shot in the grounds of the Gleneagles hotel?


  1. Field hockey
  2. Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan
  3. Emlyn Hughes
  4. 1970
  5. Fred Trueman (1976), Ian Botham (1988–1996) and Phil Tufnell (2008–2021)
  6. Walter Smith
  7. David Vine
  8. French Open
  9. Princess Anne
  10. Stuart Hall
  11. David Coleman
  12. Brendan Foster (1977–1979)
  13. Paul O'Connell
  14. Guinness Book of World Records {with an award for being the World’s Longest Running Sports Quiz}
  15. Harlequins
  16. Ally McCoist and John Parrott
  17. Gareth Edwards
  18. Wee Willie
  19. Wings of a plane
  20. George Best or Tom Finney
  21. Frankie Dettori
  22. Ian Woosnam