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Reveal Answer 18 inches 2. What country won the first World Cup in soccer?
Reveal Answer Uruguay 3. Which sportsman is known as “The Great One”?
Reveal Answer Wayne Gretzky 4. In what year was the first modern Olympic Games held?
Reveal Answer 1896 5. How many players are there in a baseball team?
Reveal Answer 9 6. What is the highest score possible in 10-pin bowling?
Reveal Answer 300 7. Who holds the record for the most home runs in an MLB career?
Reveal Answer Barry Bonds 8. In which country was golf first played?
Reveal Answer Scotland 9. What is a “hat trick” in hockey?
Reveal Answer When a player scores three goals in one game 10. What is the length of a marathon race in miles?
Reveal Answer 26.2 miles 11. Who has won the most Grand Slam titles in men’s tennis?
Reveal Answer Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic (as of September 2021) 12. In which sport would you perform a Fosbury Flop?
Reveal Answer High Jump 13. What country does the soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo come from?
Reveal Answer Portugal 14. What sport is the Heisman trophy awarded in?
Reveal Answer American Football 15. Who is the most decorated Olympian of all time?
Reveal Answer Michael Phelps 16. What sport does Conor McGregor compete in?
Reveal Answer Mixed Martial Arts 17. In which sport are the terms ‘stale fish’ and ‘mule kick’ used?
Reveal Answer Snowboarding 18. How many periods are there in a regular NHL hockey game?
Reveal Answer Three 19. What sport does Serena Williams play?
Reveal Answer Tennis 20. Who won the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019?
Reveal Answer The United States 21. What is the highest possible break in snooker?
Reveal Answer 147 22. What sport uses a ‘piste’?
Reveal Answer Fencing 23. Which NBA team did Michael Jordan play for before joining the Washington Wizards?
Reveal Answer Chicago Bulls 24. Who holds the record for the fastest 100m sprint?
Reveal Answer Usain Bolt 25. Who won the Tour de France in 2020?
Reveal Answer Tadej Pogačar 26. What is the official distance thrown in the sport of darts?
Reveal Answer 7 feet 9.25 inches 27. In which sport might you use a ‘sand wedge’?
Reveal Answer Golf 28. Which country won the first Rugby World Cup?
Reveal Answer New Zealand 29. What is the maximum weight for a golf ball?
Reveal Answer 1.620 ounces 30. What sport does the ‘Vince Lombardi Trophy’ relate to?
Reveal Answer American Football (NFL) 31. What sport does Lionel Messi play?
Reveal Answer Soccer 32. What city has hosted the Summer Olympics three times?
Reveal Answer London 33. In what year did Tiger Woods become a professional golfer?
Reveal Answer 1996 34. In what sport would you do a ‘smash’?
Reveal Answer Badminton or Tennis 35. Who won the first Super Bowl?
Reveal Answer Green Bay Packers 36. What is the name of the stadium where the New York Yankees play?
Reveal Answer Yankee Stadium 37. Which country does the rugby team ‘The All Blacks’ represent?
Reveal Answer New Zealand 38. Who holds the record for the most goals in a single NHL season?
Reveal Answer Wayne Gretzky 39. What is the name of the prestigious horse race that is the third leg of the Triple Crown?
Reveal Answer The Belmont Stakes 40. In which country were the first modern Olympics held?
Reveal Answer Greece 41 Who won the NBA MVP award for the 2020-2021 season?
Reveal Answer Nikola Jokić 42. Who is the coach of the San Antonio Spurs who has won multiple NBA championships?
Reveal Answer Gregg Popovich 43. What is the ‘scrum’ in rugby?
Reveal Answer A method of restarting play 44. In what year was the first FIFA World Cup held?
Reveal Answer 1930 45. Who is the most successful jockey in the history of the Kentucky Derby?
Reveal Answer Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack, both with 5 wins. 46. What city do the NFL’s Buccaneers come from?
Reveal Answer Tampa Bay 47. Who won the Men’s Singles at the 2022 US Open?
Reveal Answer Novak Djokovic 48. Who is the all-time leading scorer in men’s soccer?
Reveal Answer Cristiano Ronaldo 49. What sport does Ronda Rousey compete in?
Reveal Answer She competed in Mixed Martial Arts and now is a professional wrestler. 50. Who has the most World Series wins in MLB history?
Reveal Answer The New York Yankees 51. What is the official size of a soccer goal in feet?
Reveal Answer 24 feet wide and 8 feet high 52. Who holds the record for most goals in a single Premier League season?
Reveal Answer Mohamed Salah 53. What is the name of the trophy given to the winners of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals?
Reveal Answer The Stanley Cup 54. In what year was the NBA founded?
Reveal Answer 1946 55. What is the name of the track where the Indianapolis 500 is held?
Reveal Answer Indianapolis Motor Speedway 56. Who holds the record for the most touchdowns in an NFL season?
Reveal Answer LaDainian Tomlinson 57. What is the maximum weight for a boxing heavyweight?
Reveal Answer There is no maximum weight in the heavyweight category. 58. Who holds the record for the most wins in NASCAR Cup Series history?
Reveal Answer Richard Petty 59. In what country is the cricket event ‘The Ashes’ contested?
Reveal Answer England and Australia 60. Who has won the most NBA championships as a player?
Reveal Answer Bill Russell with 11 championships
Reveal Answer Six points 62. In tennis, what term is used for a score of 40-40?
Reveal Answer Deuce 63. Who holds the record for the most goals scored in a World Cup tournament?
Reveal Answer Just Fontaine of France with 13 goals in 1958 64. Who is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history?
Reveal Answer LeBron James 65. What is the length of a cricket pitch?
Reveal Answer 22 yards 66. Who has won the most women’s World Cup tournaments in soccer?
Reveal Answer The United States 67. In which sport are terms like “gutter”, “strike”, and “spare” used?
Reveal Answer Bowling 68. Who was the first athlete to fail an Olympic drug test?
Reveal Answer Swedish pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall in 1968 69. What is the highest possible score in a game of Ten-Pin Bowling?
Reveal Answer 300 70. What is the record number of hot dogs eaten in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest?
Reveal Answer 76 by Joey Chestnut in 2021 71. In what sport do teams compete for the Stanley Cup?
Reveal Answer Ice Hockey 72. Who won the Women’s Singles at Wimbledon in 2021?
Reveal Answer Ashleigh Barty 73. Who has won the most golfing majors?
Reveal Answer Jack Nicklaus with 18 major wins 74. How many players are on a soccer team on the field at the start of play?
Reveal Answer 11
Reveal Answer Between 14 to 15 ounces 76. Who holds the record for the most strikeouts in an MLB career?
Reveal Answer Nolan Ryan 77. What is the diameter of a standard dartboard?
Reveal Answer 17.75 inches 78. Who holds the record for the fastest serve in men’s tennis?
Reveal Answer Sam Groth 79. In what city were the 2020 Summer Olympics held?
Reveal Answer Tokyo 80. How many points is a try worth in rugby?
Reveal Answer 5 points 81. What sport does the Ryder Cup relate to?
Reveal Answer Golf 82. Who was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing?
Reveal Answer Nicola Adams of Great Britain in 2012 83. What NBA team won the most games in a single regular season?
Reveal Answer The Golden State Warriors in the 2015-2016 season with 73 wins 84. Who holds the record for the most home runs in a single MLB season?
Reveal Answer Barry Bonds 85. In which sport would you use a shuttlecock?
Reveal Answer Badminton 86. Who won the 2021 Masters in Golf?
Reveal Answer Hideki Matsuyama 87. Who has won the most Tour de France titles?
Reveal Answer As of my last update in September 2021, the record is held by four riders: Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, and Miguel Indurain, each with 5 wins. 88. What is the minimum weight of a regulation soccer ball?
Reveal Answer 14 ounces 89. Who was the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles gold medals?
Reveal Answer Serena Williams 90. What sport does Mike Trout play?
Reveal Answer Baseball 91. Who was the first African American to play in the MLB?
Reveal Answer Jackie Robinson 92. What country does the sport of Taekwondo originate from?
Reveal Answer South Korea 93. Who won the NBA championship in 2021?
Reveal Answer Milwaukee Bucks 94. What is the name of the arena where the Boston Celtics play their home games?
Reveal Answer TD Garden 95. Who is the fastest woman in the world as of 2021?
Reveal Answer Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women’s world record for the 100m sprint. 96. Which country has won the most Rugby World Cups?
Reveal Answer New Zealand and South Africa have each won 3 times as of 2021. 97. Who holds the record for the longest winning streak in professional boxing?
Reveal Answer Julio Cesar Chavez with 87 wins. 98. In which sport would you perform a ‘pike’?
Reveal Answer Diving or Gymnastics 99. Who is the all-time leading scorer in Women’s International Soccer?
Reveal Answer Christine Sinclair of Canada as of 2021. 100. What is the record for the longest field goal in NFL history?
Reveal Answer As of 2021, the record is 64 yards, held by Matt Prater. 101. What sport is known as “The Sweet Science”? Reveal Answer Boxing 102. What year were women first allowed to participate in the modern Olympic Games? Reveal Answer 1900 103. Who is the only tennis player to have won each of the four grand slam events at least four times? Reveal Answer Steffi Graf 104. Which NFL team completed an undefeated season, including the Super Bowl, in 1972? Reveal Answer The Miami Dolphins 105. What athlete famously lit the Olympic torch during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta? Reveal Answer Muhammad Ali 106. Who won the first FIFA Women’s World Cup? Reveal Answer The United States 107. Who was the first athlete to appear on a Wheaties box? Reveal Answer Bob Richards 108. Which baseball player was known as “The Sultan of Swat”? Reveal Answer Babe Ruth 109. Who was the first female gymnast to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics? Reveal Answer Nadia Comaneci 110. Who holds the record for most consecutive wins in professional tennis? Reveal Answer Martina Navratilova 111. What sport is also known as “The Gentleman’s Game”? Reveal Answer Cricket 112. Which NBA player has won the most league MVP awards? Reveal Answer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 113. What sport did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln all participate in? Reveal Answer Wrestling 114.Who is the youngest player to win a match in a Grand Slam tennis tournament? Reveal Answer Jennifer Capriati 115. Which NHL team won the first Stanley Cup? Reveal Answer Montreal Hockey Club 116. Who is the all-time leading scorer in women’s professional basketball? Reveal Answer Diana Taurasi 117. Who is the winningest coach in NFL history? Reveal Answer Don Shula 118. In which Olympic sport are trampolines used? Reveal Answer Gymnastics 119. What is the name of the professional Japanese baseball league? Reveal Answer Nippon Professional Baseball 120. Who was the first black player in the International Tennis Hall of Fame? Reveal Answer Althea Gibson 121. Who was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon? Reveal Answer Kathrine Switzer 122. Who holds the record for most goals in their rookie season in the NHL? Reveal Answer Teemu Selänne 123. Which golfer has the most career wins on the PGA Tour? Reveal Answer Sam Snead 124. What is the highest-scoring game in NFL history? Reveal Answer Washington Redskins vs New York Giants, 1966 (113 points) 125. Who was the first NBA player to score 100 points in a single game? Reveal Answer Wilt Chamberlain 126. Which cyclist has won the Giro d’Italia the most times? Reveal Answer Alfredo Binda, Fausto Coppi, and Eddy Merckx (5 times each) 127. Who was the first woman to win an IndyCar race? Reveal Answer Danica Patrick 128. What team holds the record for most wins in an NBA season, including playoffs? Reveal Answer The Golden State Warriors 129. What is the only country to have played in every World Cup? Reveal Answer Brazil 130. Who holds the record for most medals won at the Winter Olympics? Reveal Answer Marit Bjørgen 131. In what sport do you score points by touching your opponent with a weapon? Reveal Answer Fencing 132. What country did table tennis originate from? Reveal Answer England 133. What sport is traditionally played at Wimbledon? Reveal Answer Tennis 134. What is the name of the horse that won the Triple Crown in 2018? Reveal Answer Justify 135. Who was the first player from the Dominican Republic to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Reveal Answer Juan Marichal 136. What is the maximum number of clubs a golfer can carry in their bag during a round of golf? Reveal Answer 14 137. What team won the first NBA game? Reveal Answer The New York Knicks 138. Who is the all-time leading rusher in the NFL? Reveal Answer Emmitt Smith 139. Who was the first non-American to win the Masters Tournament? Reveal Answer Gary Player 140. What sport is played on the largest field? Reveal Answer Polo 141. Who is the highest paid female athlete of all time? Reveal Answer Serena Williams 142. Who holds the record for most home runs in a rookie season in Major League Baseball? Reveal Answer Aaron Judge 143. Who was the first African American coach in the NFL? Reveal Answer Fritz Pollard 144. What NBA player was nicknamed “The Answer”? Reveal Answer Allen Iverson 145. Who holds the record for the most number of Wimbledon titles in the Open Era? Reveal Answer Roger Federer 146. What country has won the most medals in the history of the Winter Olympics? Reveal Answer Norway 147. Who was the first athlete to win the Ironman Triathlon more than twice? Reveal Answer Dave Scott 148. What is the term for a zero score in tennis? Reveal Answer Love 149. Who was the first woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic marathon? Reveal Answer Joan Benoit 150. Who is the all-time leading scorer in men’s college basketball? Reveal Answer Pete Maravich 151. Who holds the record for the most points scored in a single NBA game? Reveal Answer Wilt Chamberlain 152. Which golfer was known as the “Golden Bear”? Reveal Answer Jack Nicklaus 153. Who holds the record for the most Tour de France victories? Reveal Answer The record is held by four riders: Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, and Miguel Indurain, each with 5 wins. 154. Who was the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl? Reveal Answer Doug Williams 155. Who holds the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history? Reveal Answer Jorge Masvidal 156. What country has won the most Olympic medals in Judo? Reveal Answer Japan 157. Who was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling? Reveal Answer Saori Yoshida 158. Which NBA team won the championship in the 1999-2000 season? Reveal Answer Los Angeles Lakers 159. What is the name of the stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play? Reveal Answer AT&T Stadium 160. Who was the first woman to dunk in a professional basketball game? Reveal Answer Lisa Leslie 161. What is the fastest time ever recorded for the running of the mile? Reveal Answer 3:43.13 by Hicham El Guerrouj in 1999 162. Who holds the record for the most stolen bases in an MLB career? Reveal Answer Rickey Henderson 163. Who is the only NBA player to average a triple-double for an entire season? Reveal Answer Russell Westbrook 164. What is the record for the most points scored by a team in an NFL game? Reveal Answer 72 points, by the Washington Redskins in 1966 165. Who holds the record for the most consecutive strikeouts in a single MLB game? Reveal Answer Tom Seaver 166. Who is the most decorated gymnast in world championship history? Reveal Answer Simone Biles 167. Who won the Heisman Trophy in 2019? Reveal Answer Joe Burrow 168. Who holds the record for the most career assists in the NBA? Reveal Answer John Stockton 169. Who holds the record for the most sacks in a single NFL season? Reveal Answer Michael Strahan 170. What was the first sport to be played on the moon? Reveal Answer Golf 171. Who is the all-time leading scorer in men’s international soccer? Reveal Answer Ali Daei 172. Who was the first black player in the NHL? Reveal Answer Willie O’Ree 173. Who holds the record for the fastest serve in women’s tennis? Reveal Answer Sabine Lisicki 174. Who holds the record for the most consecutive Grand Slam titles in tennis? Reveal Answer Margaret Court 175. Who was the first person to swim across the English Channel? Reveal Answer Matthew Webb 176. Who was the first woman to win the Boston Marathon? Reveal Answer Roberta Gibb Reveal Answer Emlen Tunnell 178. Who is the all-time leading scorer in women’s college basketball? Reveal Answer Kelsey Plum 179. Who holds the record for the most career home runs in Nippon Professional Baseball? Reveal Answer Sadaharu Oh 180. Who holds the record for the most wickets taken in Test cricket? Reveal Answer Muttiah Muralitharan 181. Who was the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race? Reveal Answer Julie Krone 182. Who holds the record for the most consecutive games with at least one hit in MLB history? Reveal Answer Joe DiMaggio 183. What country has won the most Olympic medals in weightlifting? Reveal Answer The Soviet Union 184. Who was the first black player to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame? Reveal Answer Bill Russell 185. Who is the most successful manager in the history of Major League Baseball? Reveal Answer Connie Mack 186. What NFL team has the most Super Bowl losses? Reveal Answer The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots 187. Who was the first woman to win the FIFA World Player of the Year award? Reveal Answer Sun Wen and Birgit Prinz 188. Who was the first person to climb all fourteen “eight-thousanders” (mountains over 8,000 meters above sea level)? Reveal Answer Reinhold Messner 189. Who holds the record for the fastest ever Tour de France? Reveal Answer Chris Boardman