70+ Sports Trivia Questions (with Answers) for a Super Fun Challenge

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Sports Trivia Questions (with Answers)

Sports trivia questions (list of 1-10 from the article).


1. The title of the film ‘Like Mike’ refers to which famous US basketball player?

Answer: Michael Jordan. 

2. What was Muhammad Ali’s birth name before he changed it?

Answer: Cassius Clay. 

3. How many holes does an average golf course have?

Answer: 18. 

4. How long is a marathon?

Answer: 26.2 miles. 

5. How many players are on an average baseball team?

Answer: 9 players. 

6. What type of race is the Tour de France?

Answer: A cycling race. 

7. The Super Bowl is the annual final playoff game for which sport?

Answer: American football. 

8. How long does a game of soccer last for?

Answer: 90 minutes, broken into two halves of 45 minutes. However, the game can last for longer if there’s injury time or if the match is a tie and needs to go into extra time or penalties. 

9. How often are the Olympics held?

Answer: Every four years.

10. How many teams are there in the Premier League?

Answer: 20.

11. What does the phrase G.O.A.T refer to in sports?

Answer: Greatest of All Time.

12. Who is the fastest sprinter ever, and what country are they from?

Answer: Usain Bolt. He’s from Jamaica. 


13. What’s Canada’s national sport?

Answer: Lacrosse. 

14. How many dimples are in an average golf ball?

Answer: 336. 

15. Which sport has been played on the moon?

Answer: Golf.

16. How long did the longest-ever recorded professional tennis match last, and who were the players?

Answer: 11 hours and 5 minutes. The match was between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut. 

17. Which gymnast from Belarus won six out of the possible eight gold medals for their sport in the 1992 Summer Olympics, held in Barcelona?

Answer: Vitaly Scherbo.

18. In 2009, Jenson Button won Formula 1 racing for which team?

Answer: Brawn GP.

19. Which sport involves tucks and pikes?

Answer: Diving.

20. Which material was originally used to cover baseballs?

Answer: Cowhide.

21. How old was Tiger Woods when he won The Masters?

Answer: 21 years old.


22. What do the rings in the Olympics represent?

Answer: The continents of the world participating in the Olympics.

23. In what year did the first modern Olympic Games take place?

Answer: 1896

24. In which country did the Olympic Games originate?

Answer: Greece.

25. What colors are the Olympic rings?

Answer: Blue, yellow, black, green, and red. 

26. In what year were the first Winter Olympics held?

Answer: 1924.

27. Which country has hosted the most Olympic Games?

Answer: The USA. 

28. Usain Bolt is widely recognized as one of the world’s fastest runners, but how fast was he running in his fastest race performance?

Answer: 27.44 mph.

29. How many nations competed in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896?

Answer: 13.

30. Which country has won the most Olympic gold medals?

Answer: The USA.

31. During the 2008 Summer Olympics, which swimmer broke the record for the most gold medals for swimming?

Answer: Michael Phelps.

32. Where did the 2012 Summer Olympics take place?

Answer: London, England.


33. Which famous Brazilian soccer player, who died in 2022, was widely considered the greatest soccer player ever?

Answer: Pele. 

34. Which country won the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Answer: Argentina

35. At the height of his fame, British footballer David Beckham played for which English team?

Answer: Manchester United. 

36. Which team competes against Real Madrid in a match known as ‘El Clasico’?
Answer: Barcelona FC. 

37. Which body part is not allowed to touch the ball during a soccer match?
Answer: The hands. 

38. What’s the record for the most red cards given during a soccer match?
Answer: 36.

39. What was the quickest time into a game that a goal has been scored in World Cup history?

Answer: 10.8 seconds. 

40. At the height of his fame, British footballer David Beckham played for which English team?

Answer: Manchester United. 

41. Which soccer player is the only footballer in history to have ever won five Ballons d’Or?

Answer: Lionel Messi. 

42. Which famous soccer player touched the ball to score a goal in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, an incident which has become known as ‘the hand of God’?

Answer: Diego Maradona. 

43. Aside from Real Madrid, what other famous soccer team is based in Madrid, Spain?

Answer: Atlético Madrid.

American Football

44. Which city are the Broncos from?

Answer: Denver.

45. Which team won the first Super Bowl in 1967?

Answer: Green Bay Packers.

46. In which city did the Rams originally play?

Answer: Cleveland.

47. How many points is a field goal worth?

Answer: 3 points.

48. How many teams are there in the NFL?

Answer: 32 teams.

49. What’s the name of San Francisco’s NFL Team?

Answer: The San Francisco 49ers.

50. How long does an NFL game last?

Answer: An NFL game last for four quarters, with each quarter lasting 15 minutes. 

51. How many points is a touchdown worth?

Answer: 6 points.

52. The NFL team, New York Jets, were originally known by what name?

Answer: New York Titans.

53. What was the real name of the NFL player known colloquially as ‘sweetness’?

Answer: Walter Payton.


54. What’s the diameter of a basketball hoop in inches?

Answer: 18 inches. 

55. Which famous basketball player was Michael Jordan nicknamed after in high school?

Answer: Magic Johnson.

56. What’s the name of the NBA team based in Portland?

Answer: The Portland Trail Blazers

57. Madison Square Garden is the arena/stadium of which famous basketball team?

Answer: The New York Knickerbockers (colloquially known as The Knicks).

58. What’s the name of the NBA team based in Los Angeles?

Answer: The Los Angeles Lakers.

59. After how many fouls is a player ejected from a basketball game in the NBA?

Answer: 6 personal fouls.

60. Which NBA player was known as Nate the Great?

Answer: Nate Thurmond.


61. Which of the famous tennis-playing sisters, Venus and Serena Williams, has won the most grand slam titles?

Answer: Serena Williams. 

62. Which food is famously consumed at Wimbledon during the grand slam competition?

Answer: Strawberries and cream.

63. What name is given to a lack of score/zero points in tennis?

Answer: Love. 

64. How many minutes did the longest ever recorded point in tennis last?

Answer: 29 minutes.

65. Which two tennis players (one male and one female) took part in the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match in 1973, and who won?

Answer: Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs played. Billie Jean King was the winner.  

66. Where is Roger Federer from?

Answer: Switzerland.

67. Which Grand Slam tournament is held in January?

Answer: The Australian Open.

68. What is it called when the score in a tennis match is 40-40?

Answer: Deuce.

69. On which type of surface in the French Open played?

Answer: Clay.

70. What is it called when a player hits the ball before it’s able to bounce on the court during a rally?

Answer: A volley.

71. Where is Bjorn Borg from?

Answer: Sweden.

More Sports Trivia Questions (with Answers)

72. What’s the famous quote that describes Muhammad Ali’s style of boxing?

Answer: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. 

73. In which sport do you use racquets to hit a shuttlecock?

Answer: Badminton. 

74. Famous basketball player, Michael Jordan, tried out for which baseball team after he retired in 1994?

Answer: Chicago White Sox.

75. How many teams are there in Formula 1?

Answer: 10.

76. How long is an Olympic swimming pool?

Answer: 50 meters.

77. Which team gets to bat first in baseball?

Answer: The away team (visiting team).

78. Which team won the first ever baseball World Series in the 1950s?

Answer: New York Yankees.

79. Which sport is known as ‘the king of sports’ or ‘the beautiful game’?

Answer: Soccer.

Our questions cover a range of different sports and activities, covering everything from historical moments to groundbreaking statistics.

Whether you love watching sports of all kids, or you’re just a casual, our sports trivia list gives you everything you need to add a challenging sports-themed section to your quiz night.

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