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True or False in Sport

In the following sport statements, which are true and which are false.

True or False - Sport

  1. A golf ball is the fastest recorded object in sports.
  2. Paul Gascoigne has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
  3. In the Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps has won more gold medals than the country Greece.
  4. Sue Barker has won a tennis Grand Slam tournament.
  5. Cheetahs were raced at Romford Greyhound Stadium in 1937 in an effort to increase attendances.

  6. The Indy 500 automobile race is actually raced over 300 miles.
  7. Steve Cram won an Olympic gold medal.
  8. North Korea beat Italy in the finals of the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
  9. Basketball player Michael jordan was 6 feet 1 inches tall.
  10. Rugby coach Eddie Jones played in the position of scrum-half during his playing years.
  11. Mike Tyssen bit Evander Holyfield on both ears.
  12. Gary Lineker never got a yellow card in his entire senior career.
  13. During a recognised tournament, Ronnie O'Sullivan compiled a maximum 147 break at the age of 15.
  14. Golf's Walker Cup is named after the great-grandfather of President George W. Bush.
  15. Leicester won the Premier League in the 2016-17 season.
  16. Peter Shilton made his debut in senior professional football in 1974.
  17. Fatima Whitbread won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  18. Juventus have played in black and white stripes ever since Notts County supplied them with a set of their black-and-white striped shirts.
  19. It's tradition for golf caddies to wear white jumpsuits at the US Masters.
  20. In cricket, a score of '111' is referred to as a Nelson.

Answers - TRUE or FALSE

  1. FALSE - the fastest is the shuttlecock. According to Guinness World Records: fastest shuttlecock... 493 km/h, fastest golf ball... 339.6 km/h
  2. TRUE - in 1990
  3. FALSE - Micheal Phelps has 23 gold medals, and as of 2022, Belgium has 44 gold medals
  4. TRUE - the 1976 French Open
  5. TRUE - the idea failed, with just two races held
  6. FALSE - it's raced over 500 miles, hence the name
  7. FALSE - Cram won a silver medal in the 1,500 metres at the 1984 Olympic Games
  8. TRUE - North Korea beat Italy 1-0 in group D, which knocked Italy out of the 1966 World Cup
  9. FALSE - Jordan was 6 feet 5 inches tall
  10. FALSE - Jones played as a hooker for Sydney club Randwick and New South Wales
  11. TRUE - the referee in charge, Mills Lane, disqualified Tyson for biting Holyfield in both ears
  12. TRUE - never ever, over 567 competitive games
  13. TRUE - at the final of the 1991 English Amateur Championship
  14. TRUE - George Herbert Walker who was president of the USGA in 1920
  15. FALSE - it was a year ealier, in the 2015–16 season
  16. FALSE - it was in May 1966, as a 16-year-old for Leicester
  17. FALSE - Tessa Sanderson won gold, with Whitbread gaining a bronze medal
  18. TRUE - in 1903, one of their players was an English footballer who was asked if he had connections to supply new shirts in a colour that wouldn't fade so quickly.
  19. TRUE - caddies were people from the local community and members insisted on the white suits to make them look smarter
  20. TRUE - it's a piece of cricket slang terminology and superstition