Trivia Questions and Answers – Sports trivia

Trivia Questions and Answers – Sports trivia

Looking for something fun for your next party or family event? Why not try trivia? It’s fun, exciting and anyone can get involved. Age, gender and number of people does not matter. Trivia is for everyone and can be played anywhere.

Sports trivia is a great choice because almost everyone knows something about sports. You may not be a hockey fan, but what do you know about ice skating or sailing? Almost everyone has knowledge or information about some kind of sport. You don’t have to be the world’s biggest fan to enjoy sports trivia. You can print and enjoy these fifty questions that I have put together about all different sports and sports figures. Test your knowledge or that of your friends. Enjoy!

1: Britain’s Linford Christie was banned from competing for two years in which sport?
A: The 100 meter dash because he tested positive for drugs.

2: Which country’s entire team was disqualified from the Sydney Paralympics?
A: Spain, they were caught letting non-disabled athletes into the games.

3: Which athlete holds the record for the most Sports Illustrated cover appearances?
A: Michael Jordan, he’s been on the cover 47 times.

4: Who is the only person to play both an NFL and MLB game in the same day?
A: Deion Sanders

5: Which two countries have not missed any of the modern Olympics?
A: Greece and Australia

6: Which goaltender holds the record for most regular season wins?
A: Patrick Roy

7: What is the maximum weight of a golf ball?
A: 1.6 ounces

8: In Olympic badminton, how many feathers does the bird have?
A: 14

9: What professional sport did bank robber John Dillinger play?
A: Baseball

10: Who was the only person elected to both the football and baseball halls of fame?
A: Cal Hubbard

11: Wayne Levy was the first golfer to win a PGA tournament using a color ball. What color was the ball?
A: Orange

12: Which track and field event is banned from high schools in every state except Rhode Island?
A: The hammer throw

13: The FIFA World Cup has been won by only three European countries. Who are they?
A: West Germany, England and Italy.

14: Which NHL team was once called the St. Patricks?
A: Toronto Maple Leafs

15: What sport besides baseball uses the word “homerun”?
A: Cricket

16: Which sport awards the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?
A: Basketball, awarded to the most valuable player

17: How many panels does a soccer ball consist of?
A: 32

18: How many seams are there on a baseball?
A: 108

19: Who was the first female skydiver?
A: Jean Genevieve Granerin in 1799 she jumped from a hot air balloon.

20: What is the most watched sport in the world?
A: Football (soccer).

21: Which sport has the most participants in the world?
A: Fishing.

22: In what year did boxing become a legal sport in the US?
A: 1901

23: What edible substance is found in golf balls?
A: Honey

24: Who holds the baseball record for most stolen bases in a season?
A: Ricky Henderson

25: Who holds the record for longest hitting streak in baseball?
A: Joe DiMaggio, 56 games.

26: Who holds the basketball record for most rebounds in a career?
A: Wilt Chamberlain

27: Who holds the basketball record for most fouls?
A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 4,657.

28: Who holds the basketball record for most blocked shots?
A: Hakeem Olajuwon 3830.

29: In which year was ice dancing included in the World Championships?
A: 1952, in Paris.

30: Who holds the record for most home runs in a season?
A: Barry Bonds, he set the record in 2001.

31: Which woman took silver in the 1902 World Men’s Figure Skating Championships?
A: Madge Syers-Cave, there were no women’s races and there was no men’s rule that said a woman couldn’t compete.

32: Who was the first woman to win the World Women’s Figure Skating Championships?
A: Madge Syers-Cave, she won it in 1906

33: What is the name of the stadium where the Houston Astros play?
A: Minute Maid Park

34: What sport do the Houston Astros play?
A: Baseball

35: Which country won the gold medal in men’s beach volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics?
A: USA, the Rogers/Dahlhauser team defeated the Brazil team to win the gold.

36: Who holds the NHL record for most goals?
A: Wayne Gretzky, he scored 894.

37: In which sport would you use the terms reefing and winding?
A: Sailing

38: Which sport awards the Ryder Cup?
To: golf

39: Who holds the records for most goals in a single season in the NHL.
A: Wayne Gretzky, in the 81-82 season he scored 92 goals.

40: How many players are on the field for each team in American football?
A: 11 there are 12 in Canadian football.

41: James Naismith is credited with inventing which sport?
Basketball. When the game was first released, there were only 13 rules.

42: Which sport has three in the key rule?
A: Basketball was introduced in 1936 to reduce contact between players.

43: In basketball, how far is the free throw line from the net?
A: 15 feet or 4.6 m.

44: How long is a football match?
A: 60 minutes.

45: In which sport can you find dagger and trapeze?
A: Sailing.

46: Which country hosted the 2008 Olympics.
A: The Olympics were in Beijing, China.

47: Which sport awards the Winston Cup?

48: What sport does Sonny Liston play?
A: Boxing, he was a heavyweight.

49: Established, won the Triple Crown in 1978, who was his regular jockey?
A: Steve Cauthen and he was the youngest jockey ever to win the triple crown.

50: Who has eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics?
A: Michael Phelps in swimming.

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