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Sport Quiz Questions I

  1. Which word meaning 'belonging to all' in Latin, is a multiple race event in track cycling?
  2. At the 2016 Olympics, America's women achieved a clean sweep in which Olympic athletics event?
  3. An ollie is a basic jump in which sport?


  4. How high is the centre point of a badminton net: (a) 4ft, (b) 5ft, or (c) 6ft?
  5. Precious McKenzie represented Great Britain in which sport?
  6. Football manager Sir Alf Ramsey won the championship of England with which club before taking charge of the England national team a year later?
  7. Who was the first British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games?
  8. Which sporting accessories were invented by Liverpool engineer John Brodie in 1891?
  9. What's the most famous event organized by the Amaury Sport Organisation?
  10. Which 13-year-old won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics?
  11. Name the only player in British rugby league history to win the Man of Steel award three times?
  12. Michael Schumacher drove for eleven years with which constructor?
  13. Which sport's stadium has the largest capacity in the Southern Hemisphere?
  14. True or false. Squash was not an event in the 2016 Olympic Games?

Answers:

  1. Omnium
  2. 100 metres hurdles (it was the first time American women won all three medals in any Olympic event)
  3. Snowboarding
  4. 5 feet



  5. Weightlifting
  6. Ipswich
  7. Steve Backley
  8. Football nets
  9. Tour de France
  10. Ellie Simmonds
  11. Ellery Hanley
  12. Ferrari
  13. Melbourne Cricket Ground (and the 10th-largest stadium in the world)
  14. True



Sport Quiz II

  1. American Parry O'Brien invented the glide technique in which sport in 1951?
  2. Which colour medal did Sharron Davies win in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1980 Olympics?
  3. Which country's Paralympics' basketball team won gold medal in 2000 to later be disqualified when 10 out of their 12 players were found not to be disabled?
  4. Dick Fosbury won a gold medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics in which event?
  5. In which decade was the first Super Bowl held?
  6. Who did Henry Cooper fight in the last fight of his career in 1971?
  7. Which British sportsman is the most successful sailor in Olympic history?
  8. Brands Hatch is a motor racing circuit in which English county?
  9. A field polo match is divided into time periods called what?
  10. At the players' entrance of which arena would players see the Rudyard Kipling line: "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same"?
  11. In which sport do you start at the south stake?
  12. Fenway Park is home to which American legendary sports' team?

Answers:

  1. Shot put





  2. Silver
  3. Spain
  4. High Jump
  5. 1960s (1967)
  6. Joe Bugner
  7. Ben Ainslie
  8. Kent
  9. Chukkas
  10. Centre Court, Wimbledon (the line is from the poem 'If')
  11. Croquet
  12. Boston Red Sox (baseball team)


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