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Quiz I

  1. As of 2018, in athletics who is the men's British record holder for the mile?
  2. The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in which city exactly one hundred years after it hosted its last Olympics?
  3. Fred Perry won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships in which decade?
  4. Which professional American football team is located 21 miles southwest of the city of Boston?
  5. In football, who was the first ever Premier League manager from outside of the British Isles?
  6. German athelete Harald Schmid had a famous rivalry with which great sportsman during the late 1970s and early 1980s?
  7. On 24 February 2013, who became the 400th player in the history of French football club Paris Saint Germain?
  8. In 2003, who became the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years?
  9. Which world champion recently gave his post-championship press conference naked?
  10. Whitchurch High School in Cardiff has three former pupils that reached the highest levels of their chosen sports, name them?
  11. Who received the Golden Ball award for best player of the 2018 Football World Cup tournament?
  12. Bjorn Borg won his first Wimbedon Championship in 1976, when he was fourth seed, can you name the three players seeded above him that year?
  13. In golf, name the 2018 British Open Champion? (Hint: he was first Italian professional golfer to win a major)
  14. In ladies' figure skating, which type of jump did Tonya Harding become the first American woman to successfully land in competition in 1991?
  15. In cricket, what name is given specifically to a type of delivery in which a fast bowled ball passes above the batsman's waist height without bouncing?
  16. As of 2018, name the last female to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award?
  17. Which event started in Lima, Peru on 6 January, 2018, and finished in Cordoba, Argentina, 14 days later?
  18. Football manager Frank Lampard's uncle is also famous in the world of sport, who is he?
  19. Name the the first player to hit a perfect 9-dart finish during the Embassy World Darts Championship in 1990?
  20. The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, the largest stadium in the world, is in which country?

Answers:

  1. Steve Cram
  2. Paris
  3. 1930s (1934-1936)
  4. New England Patriots
  5. Ossie Ardiles (Tottenham, in 1993)
  6. Ed Moses (in the 400m hurdles)
  7. David Beckham
  8. Roy Jones Jr.
  9. Mark Williams (snooker)
  10. Sam Warburton (captain of Wales and the Lions), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) and Geraint Thomas (two Olympic gold medals and 2018 Tour de France winner)
  11. Luka Modric (Croatia)
  12. Arthur Ashe(1), Jimmy Connors(2) and Ille Nastase(3)
  13. Francesco Molinari
  14. Triple Axel
  15. Beamer (note: a full toss reaches the batsman without bouncing but does not have to be above the waist, so is not correct for this question)
  16. Zara Philips (2006)
  17. The Dakar Rally (tenth successive year the event has been held in South America, following security concerns in Africa)
  18. Harry Redknapp



  19. Paul Lim
  20. North Korea





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