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Sport Trivia Questions and Answers

Questions I

  1. When Princess Ann won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in 1971 a footballer and rugby player were runners up, can you name both?
  2. Which English national team was coached by Tracey Neville?
  3. Which tennis player won the 1976 Ladies French Open title?




  4. Which rugby player was Player of the Tournament for the 2016 Six Nations Championship?
  5. How old was Boris Becker when he won Wimbledon for the first time?
  6. Which former Olymic track cyclist has become a competitive jockey?
  7. Who told his players; 'You've won it once; go out and win it again'?
  8. What is former decathlete Daley Thompson's real first name?
  9. What is the maximum number of clubs that a golfer is allowed to have in his bag?
  10. In which city did Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill win gold in 1984?
  11. Which tennis Grand Slam comes first in the year?
  12. In which country was the 1974 boxing event the 'Rumble in the Jungle'?
  13. Which European country has competed in 19 Summer Olympics without winning a gold medal?
  14. The Stanley Cup is a championship trophy awarded annually in which sport?

Answers:

  1. George Best and Barry John (2nd and 3rd, respectively)
  2. Netball
  3. Sue Barker
  4. Stuart Hogg
  5. 17
  6. Victoria Pendleton
  7. Sir Alf Ramsey (when the 1966 World Cup Final went to extra time)
  8. Francis
  9. 14
  10. Sarajevo
  11. Australian (January)
  12. Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  13. Iceland (Liechtenstein has competed in 16 and have never won a medal of any colour)
  14. Ice Hockey



Sports Quiz II

  1. Name the holder of the men's long jump world record?
  2. Paul Lim, Richie Burnett, Alan Norris and Les Wallace are associated with which sport?
  3. In which British city did Garry Sobers hit six sixes in an over in 1968?
  4. The National Football Museum is in which English city?
  5. Who won Britain's Strongest Man competition in 1980 and 1982 and married American athelete Mary Decker?
  6. In which year did Dennis Taylor beat Steve Davis to become World Snooker Champion on the final black?
  7. How many Olympic golds did Jesse Owens win in Berlin in 1936?
  8. Which former sportsman features in the 2014 western film The Salvation?
  9. Who was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone?
  10. Quorum and Mared are imortant to which sporting great?
  11. Retired American basketball player Larry Bird played his entire career for which team?
  12. In feet, how long is a table tennis table (a whole number is needed)?

Answers:

  1. Mike Powell
  2. Darts
  3. Swansea
  4. Manchester
  5. Richard Slaney
  6. 1985
  7. Four




  8. Eric Cantona
  9. Barry McGuigan
  10. Red Rum (sire and dam (parents) of Red Rum - the name Red Rum was taken from the last three letters of Mared and Quorum)
  11. Boston Celtics
  12. 9 feet (and 5 feet wide)


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