Sports quiz

Sports Quiz

1. How many players are there in an ice hockey team?  Six

2. Who was the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion?  Mike Tyson

3. In darts, how high off the floor must the bullseye measure?  5 feet, 8 inches

4. Who scored the winning penalty in the 2006 world cup final?  Fabio Grosso

5. In golf, what is meant by the term ‘birdie’?  One under par

6. How many red balls are used in a game of snooker? Fifteen

7. What was the name of the player who scored the final goal of the 1966 World Cup Finals?  Geoff Hurst

8. In motor racing, which flag is waved to show the winner?  A black and white chequered flag

9. In tennis, what is the point score immediately after deuce?   Advantage

10. What was the name of the England footballer to be the first European Footballer of the Year?  Stanley Matthews

11. What is Zumba?  A Latin inspired dance-based workout

12. Which sport would be played during the Corbillon Cup?  Table Tennis

13. The nickname ‘The Georgia Peach’ was given to which famous baseball player?  Ty Cobb

14. What is the official name of the Rugby World Cup trophy?  The William Webb Ellis Trophy

15. What is the name of the jockey that won all seven races in one day at Ascot Racecourse in September 1996?  Frankie Dettori

16. What height is the centre of a tennis net in feet?  Three feet

17. Which country invented volleyball?  USA

18. What is the flat rubber disc known as in ice hockey?  Puck

19. Which colour is an archery target centre?  Gold

20. What is a Pluto Platter now known as?  A frisbee

21. What is the highest possible score with three darts?  180

22. In a rugby league team, how many players are there?  Thirteen

23. Which sport is associated with Constantino Rocca?  Golf

24. On a roulette wheel, what is the highest number?  Thirty-six

25. Which horse won the Melbourne Cup in 2002?  Media Puzzle

26. In which sport is the Davis cup awarded?  Tennis

27. Which country’s Olympic athletes sport the letters RSA on their vests?  South Africa’s

28. Which Italian football club bought David Platt for £5.5 million?  Bari

29. Where was the FIFA World Cup held in 1986?  Mexico

30. In which Olympic sport is the wearing of a beard prohibitted?  Boxing

31. What do climbers call a peak high than 3000 feet (914 metres)?  A munro

32. Which country did Baseball originate from?  England

33. In poker, which hand is more valuable, flush or full house?  Full house

34. Which snooker player is nicknamed ‘The Whirlwind’?  Jimmy White

35. What is the most valuable piece in a game of chess?  The Queen

36. How many pockets does a snooker table have?  Six

37. Which football player was the captain of the England team after Martin Keown?  David Beckham

38. Who won the 2003 British Open golf tournament?  Ben Curtis

39. What is a bet on numbers 1-18 in a game of roulette called?  Manque

40. Did Stirling Moss ever win the World Championship?  No

41. What is the name given to a jockey’s uniform?  Silks

42. How many periods is an ice hockey game divided into?  Three

43. Which colours are the five Olympic rings?  Red, blue, black, yellow and green

44. How many holes are there in a standard ten pin bowling ball?  Three

45. How many motorbikes take place in a speedway race?  Four

46. What is the height and width of a football goal?  Height = 2.4m / Width = 7.3m

47. What Year did Nigel Mansell become world champion ?  1992

48. Which country hosted the Football World Cup in 2006?  Germany

49. What is the white target ball known as in bowls?  Jack

50. Which footballer has an autobiography called Addicted?  Tony Adams

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