Trivia Questions and Answers – Sports Trivia Questions

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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 do 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 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!

Trivia Questions

1: Britain’s Lin ford 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 an NFL game and an 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: Three European countries have only won the world Cup of Soccer. Who are they?

A: West Germany, England, and Italy.

14: Which NHL team was once called St. Patrick?

A: The Toronto Maple Leafs

15: What sport other than baseball uses the word ‘home run’?

A: Cricket

16: What sport awards the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?

A: Basketball 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 Genevieve Garnering, in 1799, 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 Ice Dancing included in the World Championship?

A: 1952, in Paris.

30: Who holds the record for the most home runs in a single season?

A: Barry Bonds 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 were 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 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: the USA, 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 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 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 heavyweight.

49: Affirmed, won the triple crown in 1978, who was his regular jockey?

A: Steve Caution, 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.