You are here: Quizzes Galore - Sports Legends


Welcome to our Quiz About Sports Legends


Trivia Questions

  1. Who set three world records and tied another in less than an hour in which has been called "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport"?
  2. As of November 2021, who has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award most times?
  3. Michael Jordan won six championships with which American professional basketball team?
  4. Which British Olympian has won the most Olympic medals of any British sportsperson?
  5. Aged just 22, Muhammed Ali won the world heavyweight championship from which boxer in a major upset in 1964?




  6. Cristiano Ronaldo was born and raised on which island?
  7. What name was given to the controversial set of tactics devised by the England cricket team to curb Don Bradman's scoring on their 1932–33 Ashes tour?
  8. How many gold Olympic medals has swimmer Michael Phelps won: (a)11, (b)18, or (c)23?
  9. Stoke-on-Trent opened a sporting Hall of Fame in 2011 to honour sporting legends from the city, can you name either of its first two inductees?
  10. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a retired sportswoman ranked among the all-time greatest in which two sports?
  11. Whose 200 metres sprint world record did Usain Bolt break in 2008? And in which city did he break this record?
  12. As of May 2021 Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles, an all-time record he shares with which other tennis player?
  13. Who turned professional following the 1984 World Championships but regained amateur status briefly in 1994?
  14. Who's missing form this 5th of January 1970 list: Cliff Morgan, George Best, Lillian Board, Tom Finney, and Ray Illingworth?
  15. Baseball legend Babe Ruth made his final appearance for the New York Yankees in which decade?
  16. Tony Hawk, nicknamed Birdman, is an American professional in which action sport?
  17. Which former professional ice hockey player is nicknamed "the Great One" and has been called the greatest hockey player ever?
  18. Throughout his entire career Pele played for just two football clubs, can you name both?
  19. As an amateur, which boxer won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics?
  20. Who had a legendary rivalry with West German Jurgen Hingsen?

Answers:

  1. Jesse Owens (at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan)
  2. Andy Murray (3 times)
  3. Chicago Bulls
  4. Sir Bradley Wiggins (with eight and often referred to as the "most decorated British Olympian")
  5. Sonny Liston
  6. Madeira
  7. Bodyline
  8. (c)23 gold medals
  9. Stanley Matthews or Phil Taylor
  10. Heptathlon and long jump
  11. Michael Johnson's. Beijing (2008 Olympics)
  12. Rafael Nadal (next on the list is Novak Djokovic with 18, then Pete Sampras 14 - correct as of May, 2021)
  13. Torvill and Dean
  14. Henry Cooper (the first edition of A Question of Sport, which was broadcast on 5 January 1970)
  15. 1930s (Ruth's career: Boston Red Sox (1914–1919), New York Yankees (1920–1934), and Boston Braves (1935))





  16. Skate Boarding
  17. Wayne Gretzky
  18. Santos and New York Cosmos
  19. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  20. Daley Thompson