World Wide Sports Question & Answers

World Wide Sports Question & Answers

1. Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell opened the batting together for which Test cricket
nation? – West Indies

2. Which Englishman won his first World Championship Snooker title in 2015? – Stuart Bingham

3. Which country did Great Britain defeat in the final of the 2015 Davis Cup tennis competition? – Belgium

4. Which American city’s Major League Baseball team are named after the Cardinals? – St Louis

5. Which country has dominated Olympic Summer Games Synchronized Swimming with five gold medals since it’s reintroduction to the games in 2000? – Russia

6. Which English Rugby Union club side play at Welford Road? – Leicester Tigers

7. The Queen Anne Stakes is traditionally the first race on the opening of which horse racing meet? – Royal Ascot

8. Which former Liverpool and Aston Villa defender made 102 appearances for the Republic of Ireland before retiring from the game in 2005? – Steve Staunton

9. Canadian Connor McDavid is a rising star in which sport? – Ice Hockey

10. How many players are there on a Baseball team? – Nine

11. As of 2017, which country had won the most Davis Cup tournaments in tennis? – Spain

12. In which sport did Ding Ning become World Champion for a second successive year in 2017? – Table Tennis

13. Which city hosted the Olympic Summer Games in 2004? – Athens, Greece

14. Which US skier, born in New Hampshire in 1977 is known as one of the greatest of alpine skiers of all time, having collected both Olympic and World Championship gold medals? – Bode Miller

15. If Steve Davis has six, Ronnie O’Sullivan has five and John Higgins has four, how many does Alex Higgins have? – Two (Snooker World Championship titles)

16. Which Dutchman beat Gary Anderson to win the PDC Darts World Championship in 2017? – Michael van Gerwen

17. Who was the first English club to win Rugby Union’s Heineken Cup in 1998? – Bath

18. Who was the first goalkeeper to score a goal in the Premier League game during Everton’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa in October 2001? – Peter Schmeichel

19. Who set a British athletics 200m record when he timed 19.87 seconds in July 1994? -John Regis

20. Which Portuguese club did Jose Mourinho manage between 2002 and 2004? – Porto

21. Which NFL team are known as the ‘Packers’? – Green Bay

22. If you were watching a Moto GP event at the Suzuka Circuit, which country would you be in? – Japan

23. Who captained Australia during the 2005 Ashes cricket season in England? – Ricky Ponting

24. Which pair of Dutch twins played for Glasgow Rangers in the early 2000s? – Frank & Ronald De Boer

25. Alexander Stadium, home of the Birchfield Harriers, is found in which British city? – Birmingham

26. Where did the Rowing and Canoe Sprint events take place at the 2012 Summer Olympics hosted in Britain? – Eton Dorney

27. Which northern side has won the British Basketball League seven times since 2005-06? – Newcastle Eagles

28. Who became the fourth player after Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan to retain the World Championship Snooker title in 2017? – Mark Selby

29. Which West Indian cricketer became the first to score ten thousand runs in the T20 format? – Chris Gayle

30. Which Rugby League side has won the Challenge Cup most times, as of June 2017? – Wigan Warriors

31. Which boat set a Boat Race course record of 16 minutes, 19 seconds in 1998? – Cambridge

32. Manchester United beat which Dutch side 2-0 to win the 2017 Europa League Final? – Ajax

33. Which English bowler finished with figures of 15/8 as Australia were bowled out for 60
in their first innings of the Fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in 2015? – Stuart Broad

34. Who did Anthony Joshua defeat to become British Heavyweight champion on 12th December 2015? – Dillon Whyte

35. Which motor racing circuit in Kent hosted 12 British Grand Prix between 1964 and 1986? – Brands Hatch

36. Which country won the World Lacrosse Championship in 2014? – Canada

37. Which British racecourse found in Chichester, West Sussex is known for it’s annual ‘Glorious’ meeting? – Goodwood

38. Nicolas Anelka and which other player have won the English League and FA Cup ‘double’ with two different clubs? – Ashley Cole

39. Which golf course situated in Southport, England last hosted the Open Championship in 2008? – Royal Birkdale

40. Which two countries hosted the 2015 Cricket World Cup? – Australia and New Zealand

41. In which sport might you win the Claret Jug? – Golf

42. Which Serbian tennis player won the Australian Open for a sixth time in 2016? – Novak Djokovic

43. Which German born goalkeeper made 508 league appearances for Manchester City between 1949 and 1964? – Bert Trautmann

44. In Olympic boxing, which weight comes between Lightweight and Middleweight? – Welterweight

45. You would find Odsal Stadium in which British city? – Bradford

46. Who became head coach of the England Netball team in 2015? – Tracey Neville

47. Which club did Manchester United beat 3-2 in the 2017 EFL Cup Final? – Southampton

48. On which of the following dates was Muhammad Ali born? – January 17th, 1942

49. Prior to becoming Muhammad Ali, what was Ali’s birth name? – Cassius Clay

50. In which city was a young Cassius Clay born and raised? – Louisville, Kentucky

51. At which Summer Olympics in Rome did Cassius Clay win gold in the light heavyweight division? – 1960

52. Who did Ali (then still Cassius Clay) beat in a surprise upset to win the WBA and WBC
heayweight titles in 1960? – Sonny Liston

53. Ali’s 1971 ‘Fight of the Century’ took place in Madison Square Garden, New York City
against which fellow heavyweight? – Joe Frazier

54. 1975’s ‘Thrilla in Manilla’ against Joe Frazier took place in which country? – Philippines

55. Ali’s final fight took place against which boxer who would go on to win the WBC heayweight title? – Trevor Berbick

56. Which female Scottish-born Great British 1500m runner won the Diamond League title for the 2016 season? – Laura Muir

57. The Solheim Cup is played for in which sport? – Golf

58. Which British rider won his third Tour de France title in 2016? – Chris Froome

59. Name the country beginning with the letter H that hosted a Formula One Grand Prix race in 2016? – Hungary

60. Samantha Murray, Chloe Esposito and Aleksander Lesun are well known names in which Summer Olympics sport? – Modern Pentathlon

61. As of December 2016, Frederic Michalak is the record points scorer for which Rugby Union nation? – France

62. Which Scottish international midfielder played over 200 times for Leicester City and Leeds United, before ending his career with spells at Liverpool and Coventry City? – Gary McAllister

63. Which Irish boxer, known as ‘The Celtic Warrior’ held both the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles in the 1990s – Steve Collins

64. Which captained Australia to victory in the 2015 Cricket World Cup final win over New Zealand? – Michael Clarke

65. Which Grade 1 National Hunt horse race takes place each March during the Cheltenham Festival? – Cheltenham Gold Cup

66. In which sport did Liam Heath win Olympic gold for Great Britain in 2016? – Solo Kayak

67. Which former Australian test cricketer, known as ‘Mr Cricket’ played for Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire and Durham? – Michael Hussey

68. Vince McMahon is the chairman and CEO of which American wrestling company? – WWE

69. Who scored England’s only goal in the 2-1 defeat by Uruguay at World Cup 2014 in Brazil? – Wayne Rooney

70. Which English fly half scored 69 points as England completed the Grand Slam at the  2016 Six Nations Championship? – Owen Farrell

71. Which Yorkshire-born English cricketer made his Test debut versus India in 2012, and, as of December 2016, was ranked as the number two Test batsman in the ICC Player Rankings? – Joe Root

72. By what name are Sheffield United F.C. also referred to as? – The Blades

73. If you were watching the Anaheim Ducks, what sport would you be watching? – Ice Hockey

74. Javed Miandad represented which nation at cricket? – Pakistan

75. In the game of darts by what nickname is Bobby George known? – Bobby Dazzler

76. David James holds the record for most Premier League appearances by a goalkeeper, is it – 572

77. What is the only club never to have been relegated from the top English division since
their arrival there in 1904? – Arsenal

78. Football – After moving from Queens Park Rangers to Southampton which striker scored
on his debut to beat Manchester United? – Charlie Austin

79. Cricket – Which Australian is the leading wicket taker for a fast bowler? – Glenn McGrath

80. Which international cricket playing nation is this an anagram of? NAILS ARK – Sri Lanka

81. Which English Football League club who play their home games at Gigg Lane are known as the Shakers? – Bury

82. In which city was Usain Bolt competing when he broke the Mens 100m World Record in August 2009? – Berlin

83. Barry Bonds led a controversial career as an exceptional hitter in which sport? – Baseball

84. Which female British swimmer won two gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games with wins in the 400m and 800m freestyle? – Rebecca Adlington

85. In snooker, how many points are awarded for potting the yellow ball? – Two

86. In golf, which type of club would you use if you wanted to hit the ball a long way? – Wood

87. As of 2016, German Jurgen Schult holds the world record in which Athletics throwing event? – Discus

88. Which nation is the most successful in Badminton history having won the Thomas Cup nine times? – China

89. ‘The Toon Army’ are supporters of which English football club? – Newcastle United

90. In March and April the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 championship was held in India. Who won the competition? – West Indies

91. The first formula 1 race of the year was held in Australia. Who won the race? – Nico Rosberg

92. The winners of both the men’s and women’s race at the 2016 London Marathon represented which country? – Kenya

93. In the 2016 Giro d’Italia which cyclist came out on top? – Vincenzo Nibali

94. Who did Saracens defeat in the 2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Final? – Racing

95. Who unexpectedly won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, becoming the youngest ever winner? – Max Verstappen

96. The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final was contested between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, but which stadium hosted the final? – San Siro

97. In June the 237th annual running of the Epsom Derby was won by Harzand, but who owns the horse? – Aga Khan

98. Which two NFL teams contested the Super Bowl in 2016? – Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos

99. Which Russian-born female tennis player was banned for 15 months for using a banned substance? – Maria Sharapova

100. In which city did the first Formula One Grand Prix of the 2016 season take place? – Melbourne, Australia

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