We all love to watch, follow, listen to and compete in a growing number of sports across the globe. Come rain or shine, under sunlight or flood lights, top quality sport is never too far away wherever in the world you are. But when the action finishes, the memories and images stay in our minds for a lifetime!
Get together with your friends and family and see who has the best sporting knowledge of them all. We have put together a quiz below which takes you across all major sports and tournaments whilst jumping back decades and testing your powers of recollection to the max.
1. In what year did a European country first host the Men’s Football World Cup?
Answer: 1934 – Italy
2. Which goalkeeper moved from Parma to Juventus for €52 million in July 2001?
Answer: Gianluigi Buffon
3. Football Who are the five teams to have never been relegated from the English Premier League?
Answer: Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur
4. What was the football world record transfer fee on New Year’s Day 2000?
Answer: £32 million, €49 million
5. Which is the only country to have successfully defended a Men’s Football European Championship title?
Answer: Spain – winners 2008, 2012
6. Who has scored the most goals in Men’s World Cups?
Answer: Miroslav Klose 16
7. What is the capacity of the Nou Camp, Barcelona?
8. Who was the leading goal scorer in the first season of the English Premier League?
Answer: Teddy Sheringham 22 goals
9 Football Which country hosted the Men’s Football World Cup in 1962?
10 In what year was the first Women’s Football European Championship?
11 The 2019 Men’s Ashes Series ended in a 2-2 draw. When was the previous time that the teams drew an Ashes Series?
12 Who holds the record for the highest individual score in an India v Pakistan Test match?
Answer: Virender Sehwag 309, Multan 2004
13 Which country became the 12th to play Test cricket in June 2018?
14 Who are the three players to have taken two Test cricket hat-tricks?
Answer: Herbert Trumble, Wasim Akram, Stuart Broad
15 Where was the 2003 Men’s Cricket World Cup held?
Answer: South Africa
16 In which year did Australia first win the Men’s Cricket World Cup?
17 Who finished the 2007 Men’s Cricket World Cup as the top wicket taker?
Answer: Glenn McGrath 26
18 Cricket When was the first Men’s T20I World Cup held?
19 Which country beat Pakistan Women for the first time during the 2022 Women’s Asia Cup?
Answer: Thailand Women
20 Who has hit the most sixes in the history of the IPL?
Answer: Chris Gayle
21 In which year did Roger Federer first win the US Open?
22 Which two players contested the Wimbledon Men’s Final in 1994?
Answer: Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic
23 What is the name of the largest court at the French Open?
Answer: Philippe Chatrier
24 In which month does the Australian Open take place?
25 Which country has won the most Davis Cups?
Answer: United States (32)
26 Which three countries have won the Billie Jean King Cup 7+ times?
Answer: United States, Czech Republic, Australia
27 Tennis How old was Martina Hingis when she reached the final of all four Grand Slams in 1997?
28 Which brothers won 16 grand slam titles in doubles from 2003 – 2014?
29 Hawk-eye was first used in a grand slam at the US Open. In which year was this?
30 Tennis What was the score in the fifth set of the Wimbledon 2010 Men’s Third Round match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut?
Formula 1 Trivia
31 How many points did the winner of a Formula 1 Grand Prix get in the 1990 season?
32 Which team did Michael Schumacher make his Formula 1 debut for at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix?
Answer: Jordan – Ford
33 Who finished in the top three positions in the 2000 Formula 1 World Championship?
Answer: Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen, David Coulthard
34 How many different drivers won the Formula 1 World Championship from 2010 – 2019?
Answer: Three – Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg
35 At the end of the 2021 season, how many pole positions had Lewis Hamilton secured across his Formula 1 career?
36 Which team won the 2011 Formula 1 Constructors World Championship?
Answer: Red Bull
37 Which race is traditionally the season opener in January each year?
38 In which year did Jacques Villeneuve win his only Formula 1 World Championship title?
39 Who are the last four British drivers to win the Formula 1 World Championship
Answer: Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button
40 At the end of the 2021 season, how many pole positions had Lewis Hamilton secured across his Formula 1 career?
Rugby Union Trivia
41 In which year did Italy join the Five Nations to make it the Six Nations?
42 Where will the 2033 Women’s Rugby Union World Cup be held?
Answer: United States
43 Which country won the Six Nations in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2022?
44 Which two teams contested the 2009 Heineken Cup Final?
Answer: Leinster and Leicester Tigers
45 Who took over as Ireland Coach after round one of the 1998 Five Nations Championship?
Answer: Warren Gatland
46 Rugby Union How many tries did Jonah Lomu score during the 1995 World Cup?
47 Who are the two teams to have lost a Heineken Cup Final after only scoring six points?
Answer: Colomiers (1999) and Saracens (2014)
48 In which year did Italy join the Five Nations to make it the Six Nations?
49 Which two countries have won a record three Rugby Union World Cups?
Answer: New Zealand, South Africa
50 Rugby Union Where will the Rugby World Cup be held in 2027?
Olympic Games Trivia
51 What is the world record distance for throwing a javelin?
52 What is the name of the American swimmer who won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games?
53 At the 2016 Olympic Games, how many rowing events were there?
54 Cricket was a sport at which Olympic Games?
55 Where were the Olympic Games held in 1984?
Answer: Los Angeles
56 Abebe Bikila broke the world record and became the first black African to win a gold medal at a summer olympics when he won which event?
Answer: Men’s Marathon
57 What is the final event of the decathlon?
Answer: 1500 metres
58 Where will the 2032 Olympic Games be held?
Answer: Brisbane, Australia
59 Which event was won by male American athletes at every Summer Olympics from 1896 – 1968 before Wolfgang Nordwig won the event for East Germany in 1972?
Answer: Pole vault
60 What were the four new sports introduced at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo?
Answer: Karate, Surfing, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing
61 Who are the two competitors to have successfully defended their Men’s 100m titles at the Olympics?
Answer: Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt
62 How many sets of hurdles are there in a 110m race?
63 Elizabeth Bonner became the first female marathon runner to go under which time at the New York City Marathon in September 1971?
Answer: Three Hours
64 What is the distance in the Wings For Life World Run which began in 2014?
Answer: There is no set distance. Competitors end their race when a ‘catcher’ car overtakes them.
65 When was the first London Marathon?
66 Which American won gold medals in the 4x 400m relay (1992), 200m (1996), 400m (1996) and 400m (2000)?
Answer: Michael Johnson
67 Which country won the gold medal in the steeplechase at the Men’s Olympics from 1984 – 2016?
68 How many lanes are there on a standard running track?
69 What was the nationality of sprinter Frankie Fredricks who took the silver medal in the 100m at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games?
70 What is the official distance of a marathon in miles?
71 In terms of number of rounds, what is the ‘championship distance’ in a boxing bout?
72 By 2015, how many weight classifications were there in boxing?
73 Which country was the only country to enter competitors into the boxing events in the 1904 Olympic Games?
74 Who contested the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in October 1974 in Zaire?
Answer: George Foreman and Muhammad Ali
75 In 2011, which three countries in the world had banned professional boxing?
Answer: Norway, North Korea, Cuba
76 Who did Floyd Mayweather fight in May 2015 in the ‘Fight of the Century’ otherwise billed the ‘Battle for Greatness’ at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Answer: Manny Pacquaio
77 At which Olympic Games did Claressa Shields win Gold in the middleweight division?
Answer: 2012 and 2016
78 The ear of which opponent did Mike Tyson bite during their 1997 fight for the WBA Heavyweight Champiobship?
Answer: Evander Holyfield
79 How many losses did Ricky Hatton suffer during his 48 bout professional career?
80 At 46 years and 169 days old, who became the oldest world heavyweight champion in history in 1995?
Answer: George Foreman
81 Tiger Woods won his first major in 1997. Which event did he win?
82 What year was the first Ryder Cup held?
83 Who was the last English winner of the British Open?
Answer: Nick Faldo, 1992
84 In 1998, Justin Rose finished in what position in his final tournament as an amateur at the age of 18?
85 Which country has won the second most Women’s Major Championships?
Answer: South Korea
86 In 2015, Jason Day posted the lowest 72 hole score in relation to par at the US PGA tournament. What score did he post?
87 Who captained Europe in the Solheim Cup in 2019 and 2021?
Answer: Catriona Matthew
88 Where was the Davis Cup held in 2012?
89 Tiger Woods holds the record for the largest margin of victory in any major championship. By how many shots did he win the US Open in May 2000?
Answer: 15 shots
90 In which year did golf return to the olympic programme after more than 100 years away?
91 What is the Olympic circuit length of a velodrome?
Answer: 250 metres
92 When was the first Tour de France?
93 At which Olympic Games did Great Britain win 14 medals in the cycling events?
Answer: Beijing 2008
94 Which Dutch female cyclist is recognised as one of the greatest of all time and has the nickname of ‘The Cannibal’?
Answer: Marianne Vos
95 What was the name of the Spanish rider who won five consecutive Tour de France titles from 1991 – 1995?
Answer: Miguel Indurain
96 Which country won the most cycling medals at the Barcelona 1992 Olympics?
97 In which country will the Tour de France start in 2024?
98 How many motorcycling world championships did Valentino Rossi win?
99 What colour jersey does the ‘King of the Mountains’ wear in the Tour de France?
Answer: Polka dot
100 When did the first 24 hours of Le Mans race first take place?
Winter Olympics Trivia
101 Where will the 2026 Winter Olympics be held?
102 Which British pair took gold in the 1984 Ice-Dancing at the Winter Olympics?
Answer: Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean
103 Norwegian Marit Bjorgen has won the most medals at the Winter Olympics. How many medals in total has she won?
104 Which country has won the most bobsleigh medals at the Winter Olympics?
105 Which town in Switzerland hosted two of the first five Winter Olympics?
Answer: St. Moritz
106 In what year did Australia win their first Winter Olympic Medal?
107 In 1988, ‘Eddie the Eagle’ became the first Great British Olympic ski-jumper since 1928. What position did he finish in?
108 In what year was the Winter Olympics held in Lillehammer, Norway?
109 The bobsleigh team of which nation was the film ‘Cool Runnings’ focused on?
110 Which sport was introduced to the Winter Olympics in 1998?