Sports Questions

Think you know a thing or two about Sports? Try answering these 50 Sports Questions and lets see just how good your sporting knowledge is! Think Sporting Acheivements, Sports Personalities and Nicknames for inspiration to ace these Sports Questions.

You’ll find 50 sports questions divided into 5 rounds and a free printable version you can print off further down the page – Enjoy!

Round 1 – Sports Nicknames

1 – Who is Nicknamed ‘Gypsy King’?

2 – Who is Nicknamed ‘Beefy’?

3 – Who is Nicknamed ‘Fräulein Forehand’?

4 – Who is Nicknamed ‘El Niño’?

5 – Who is Nicknamed ‘One Size’?

6 – Who is Nicknamed ‘The Big Easy’?

7 – Who is Nicknamed ‘Sugar’?

8 – Who is Nicknamed ‘Lightning Bolt’?

9 – Who is Nicknamed ‘The Baltimore Bullet’?

10 – Who is Nicknamed ‘Der Bomber’?

Round 2 – Sports Scandals

1 – Which Boxer was stripped of his World Champoinship title for refusing to be drafted into the U.S. army in 1967?

2 – Who tested positive for steroids after his 1988 Olympic victory in the 100 metres?

3 – Who was stripped of Seven Tour de France titles and One olympic medal in 2012?

4 – Which Australian Cricketer became infamous in 1981 for an Underarm Bowling Incident?

5 – The minimum age for competing in the Olympic Games for figure skating rose from age 15 to 17 because of a drugs scandal by who?

6 – How many of the 12 members of the gold medal-winning Spanish basketball team at the 2000 Summer Paralympics were revealed to have no disability?

7 – Which country has the most Olympic medals stripped for doping violations?

8 – In 2003, who was banned from Football for eight months for missing a scheduled drug test?

9 – Which Welsh Footballer was outed for having an 8 year affair with his brother’s wife?

10 – The Festina affair was a series of doping investigations and scandals surrounding which sport?

Round 3 – Sporting Firsts

1 – Which popular Horse Race was first run in 1839?

2 – The first modern game of ice hockey was played in which Country?

3 – The first Olympic Games were held in which country?

4 – The first Tour de France was held in which year – 1803, 1903 or 2003?

5 – Who was the first ever player to be sent off in an FA Cup final?

6 – Which female gymnast was the first to score a perfect 10 in the Olympic Games?

7 – Who was the first African-American to win the world heavyweight championship?

8 – Who was the first man in recorded history to run a mile in under four minutes?

9 – Which British Football Club was the first ever to be televised?

10 – Who was the first female presenter of Grandstand?

Round 4 – Sport Trivia

1 – Who won BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2022?

2 – Which country became the first to win the football World Cup?

3 – Golf Was Invented in which country?

4 – Which boxer backed out of a fight due to a dream that he killed his next opponent, was convinced by a priest to fight, and then did indeed kill him?

5 – The balls from which sport were originally made from pig’s bladders?

6 – Tennis balls were originally which colour?

7 – What 5 colours make up the Olympic rings?

8 – Steve Redgrave won 5 Olympic Gold Medals for which Sport?

9 – In football, a recored breaking transfer fee of €222 Million was paid for who?

10 – Wilfred Benitez, is the youngest boxer ever to win a world title at what age?

Round 5 – Sports Trivia

1 – Tiger Woods got his first Hole-in-One at what age?

2 – Which Hollywood A-List actor was an Irish amateur boxing champion?

3 – Who first ever set of sisters to win Olympic gold medals in Tennis?

4 – Who is Hussein Abdi Kahin better known as?

5 – Marion Coakes won a Silver Medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics for which sport?

6 – The highest-scoring football match in history ended with what score to nil?

7 – In which year did a group of astronauts play a game of football on the International Space Station to celebrate the World Cup?

8 – In 2005, who became the fastest solo sailor to sail around the world?

9 – Who was the youngest person to die in an F1 crash (age 20)?

10 – Which sport was originally known by the Latin name ‘Harpastum’?




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