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True or False in Sport

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


  1. A golf ball is the fastest recorded object in sports.
  2. In the 2022/23 season Arsenal Women boasted a higher average attendance than the Premier League's Bournemouth.
  3. Paul Gascoigne has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
  4. Swimmer Michael Phelps has won more Summer Olympics gold medals than Belgium.
  5. Sue Barker has won a tennis Grand Slam tournament.
  6. Cheetahs were raced at Romford Greyhound Stadium in 1937 in an effort to increase attendances.

  7. The Indy 500 automobile race is actually raced over 300 miles.
  8. Steve Cram has never won an Olympic gold medal.
  9. North Korea beat Italy in the finals of the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
  10. Basketball player Michael jordan was 6 feet 1 inches tall.
  11. Rugby coach Eddie Jones played in the position of scrum-half during his playing career.
  12. Mike Tyssen bit Evander Holyfield on both ears.
  13. Gary Lineker never got a yellow card in his entire senior career.
  14. During a recognised tournament, Ronnie O'Sullivan compiled a maximum 147 break at the age of 15.
  15. Golf's Walker Cup is named after the great-grandfather of President George W. Bush.
  16. Leicester won the Premier League in the 2016-17 season.
  17. Peter Shilton played in the same senior England international football team as Bobby Moore.
  18. Fatima Whitbread won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  19. Juventus have played in black and white stripes ever since Notts County supplied them with their first set of black-and-white striped shirts.
  20. It's tradition for golf caddies to wear white jumpsuits at the US Masters.
  21. 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 - Arsenal women boasted an average attendance of 17,501
  3. TRUE - in 1990
  4. FALSE - Micheal Phelps has 23 gold medals, and as of 2022, Belgium has 44 gold medals
  5. TRUE - the 1976 French Open
  6. TRUE - the idea failed, with just two races held
  7. FALSE - it's raced over 500 miles, hence the name
  8. FALSE - Cram won a silver medal in the 1,500 metres at the 1984 Olympic Games
  9. TRUE - North Korea beat Italy 1-0 in group D, which knocked Italy out of the 1966 World Cup
  10. FALSE - Jordan was 6 feet 5 inches tall
  11. FALSE - Jones played as a hooker for Sydney club Randwick and New South Wales
  12. TRUE - the referee in charge, Mills Lane, disqualified Tyson for biting Holyfield in both ears
  13. TRUE - never ever, over 567 competitive games
  14. TRUE - at the final of the 1991 English Amateur Championship
  15. TRUE - George Herbert Walker who was president of the USGA in 1920
  16. FALSE - it was a year ealier, in the 2015–16 season
  17. TRUE - Shilton made his debut in November 1970 and appeared 12 times alongside Bobby Moore
  18. FALSE - Tessa Sanderson won gold, with Whitbread gaining a bronze medal
  19. 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
  20. TRUE - caddies were people from the local community and members insisted on the white suits to make them look smarter
  21. TRUE - it's a piece of cricket slang terminology and superstition