Article by Jane Long
Looking for something fun to do at your next party or family event? Why not try trivia? It is entertaining, exciting and everyone can get involved. Age, sex and the number of people does not matter. Trivia is for everyone and it 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 skating or sailing? Almost everyone has knowledge or information about some kind of sport. You do not have to be the world’s biggest fan to enjoy sports trivia. You can print and enjoy these fifty questions that I have compiled about all different kinds of 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 100m dash because he tested positive for drugs.
2: Which country’s entire team was barred from competing at the Paralympics in Sydney?A: Spain, they were caught entering non-handicapped athletes into the games.
3: Which sports figure holds the record for appearing the most times on the cover of Sports Illustrated?A: Michael Jordan, he has been on the cover 47 times.
4: Who is the only man to play both a NFL game and a MLB game in a single day?A: Deion Sanders
5: Which two countries have not missed one of the modern day Olympics?A: Greece and Australia
6: Which goalie holds the record for the most wins in regular season play?A: Patrick Roy
7: What is the maximum weight for a golf ball?A: 1.6oz
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 the baseball hall of fame?A: Cal Hubbard
11: Wayne Levi was the first golfer to win a PGA tournament using a colored ball. What color was the ball?A: Orange
12: Which track and field event is banned in high schools in every state except Rhode Island?A: The hammer throw
13: The world Cup of Soccer has only been won by three European countries. Who are they?A: West Germany, England and Italy.
14: Which NHL team was once called the St. Patricks?A: The Toronto Maple Leafs
15: What sport, other than baseball uses the word ‘homerun’?A: Cricket
16: What sport awards the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?A: Basketball, it is awarded to the most valuable player
17: How many panels make up a soccer ball?A: 32
18: How many stitches are there on a baseball?A: 108
19: Who was the first female parachutist?A: Jean Genvieve Granerin in 1799, she jumped from a hot air balloon.
20: What is the most watched sport in the world?A: Soccer (football).
21: Which sport has the largest number of 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 was found in golf balls?A: Honey
24: Who holds baseball’s record for the most stolen bases in a single season?A: Rickey Henderson
25: Who holds the record for the longest hitting streak in baseball?A: Joe DiMaggio, 56 games.
26: Who holds the record in basketball for the most career rebounds?A: Wilt Chamberlain
27: Who holds the record in basketball for the most fouls?A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 4657.
28: Who holds the record in basketball for the most blocked shots?A: Hakeem Olajuwon 3830.
29: In what year was the Ice Dancing included in the World Championship?A: 1952, in Paris.
30: Who holds the record for the most homeruns in a single season?A: Barry Bonds he set the record in 2001.
31: Which woman took silver in the men’s World Figure Skating Championship in 1902?A: Madge Syers-Cave, there was no women’s events and no rule in the men’s saying a woman could not compete.
32: Who was the first woman to win the woman’ s World Figure Skating Championship?A: Madge Syers-Cave, she won it in 190633: 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 team of Rogers/Dalhausser defeated the Team from Brazil to win the gold.
36: Who holds the record for the most goals in the NHL?A: Wayne Gretzky, he scored 894.
37: In which sport would you use the terms reefing and furling?A: Sailing
38: Which sport awards the Ryder Cup?A: Golf
39: Who holds the records for the most goals in one 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?A: Basketball. When the game was first played there were only 13 rules.
42: Which sport has a three in the key rule?A: Basketball, it was introduced in 1936 to cut down on contact between players.
43: In basketball how far is the free throw line from the net?A: 15 feet or 4.6m.
44: How long is a football game?A: 60 minutes.
45: In which sport might you find a dagger and a trapeze?A: Sailing.
46: Which country held the 2008 Olympics.A: The Olympics were in Beijing China.
47: Which sport awards the Winston Cup?A: NASCAR
48: In which sport did Sonny Liston participate?A: Boxing, he was a heavy weight.
49: Affirmed, 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 eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics?A: Michael Phelps in swimming.