Top 50 Sports Questions and Answers in English
General Sports Questions and Answers part 1 (1-17)
1) What does FIFA stand for?
Answer: Federation International de Football Association.
2) When is the ball considered out of play in football?
Answer: (i) When it has crossed the goal or touchline on the ground and (ii) When the referee stops the game.
3) A referee carries along seven things with him. Name them?
Answer: Whistle, Coin, Watch, Notebook, Pencil, Ball, Coloured cards.
4) Describe a bicycle kick?
Answer: An overhead kick.
5) When was FIFA founded?
Answer: 21 May 1904 in Paris.
6) When and where was the first Ranji Trophy match played?
Answer: In Madras.
7) Two cities of the same name but in different countries are test cricket centres. Name them:
Answer: Hyderabad – India, and Pakistan.
8) Name two Test cricket grounds with facilities for day-night cricket?
Answer: Sydney and Melbourne Cricket Ground.
9) What is the weight of a cricket ball?
Answer: 155.9 to 163 gms.
10) What should be the width of the wickets?
Answer: 9 inches.
11) Martina Navratilova has been a multiple Wimbledon Championship winner. She became an American citizen, but in which country was she born?
12) Who won the Men’s Singles Championships for the third time at Wimbledon in 1989?
Answer: Boris Becker.
13) Which two sisters fought out a Wimbledon Singles final?
Answer: Maud and Lilian Watson, 1884.
14) Who has been the youngest to win Wimbledon Singles?
Answer: Charlotte Dod (1887), 15 years and 10 months.
15) Who has been the oldest Men’s Single’s Wimbledon Champion?
Answer: A.W. Gore (1909), 41 years and 6 months.
16) The first middle-distance runner to win three Olympic gold was:
Answer: Peter Snell.
17) Which athlete broke five world records in spite of having an injured back?
Answer: Jesse Owens.
Online Sports Quiz Questions with Answers part 2 (17-34)
18) Who was the first man to run 10,000 m in under 29 minutes?
Answer: Emil Zátopek.
19) What is the real name of sprinter ‘Bones’?
Answer: Harrison Dillard.
20) Who was nicknamed ‘The Beast of Prague’?
Answer: Emil Zátopek.
21) Whose is the World Record in Discuss women’s?
Answer: Gabriele Reinsch of GDR – Distance 76.80 metres – at Neubrandenburg, Germany on 9,h July 1988.
22) Whose is the World Record in Hammer women’s?
Answer: Anita Włodarczyk.
23) The oldest track and field gold medallist in the Olympics was:
Answer: Pat McDonald.
24) How many gold medals did India win in the first Asian Games in athletic events?
25) Name the Indian athlete who has also been a winner of the Helm’s Award:
Answer: Milkha Singh.
26) One athlete was the first to win both the 100 m and 200 m dash in Olympics. Name him:
Answer: Archie Hahn (USA).
27) A famous Olympic Star (a polio patient) overcame his handicap to win 10 Olympic gold’s. Name him:
Answer: Ray Ewry ( USA).
28) An athlete ran barefoot and in his third Marathon event, not only won the Olympic gold but also set a world record. Who was he?
Answer: Abebe Bikila (Ethiopia) in 1960.
29) What is the multi-discipline event in women’s international athletics in which contestants compete over a two-day period?
30) In which four events did Jesse Owens, in 1936 and Carl Lewis in 1984 win gold medals?
Answer: 100 m, 200 m; long jump; 4×100 m relay.
31) At which Commonwealth Games did Milkha Singh win the 440 yards gold?
Answer: 1958 Cardiff Games.
32) Which is the oldest standing national athletic record? Who set it? When and where?
Answer: 200 meters (Men). Milkha Singh, Lahore in January 1960.
33) When was the Indian Olympic Association formed?
34) To whom does the Olympic movement in India owe its birth?
Answer: Dorabji Tata.
General Knowledge Sports Questions Answers part 3 (35-50)
35) Who ordered the closure of the ancient Olympics and when?
Answer: Emperor Theodosius in AD 394.
36) The first modern Olympics were made possible by the help of a Greek merchant who paid for repairs and restoration of the stadium. Name him:
Answer: George Averoff.
37) By what name are the 1906 Games popularly known?
Answer: Phantom or Interim Games.
38) During which Olympics did the jumpers have to dig their own pits?
Answer: 1900 Paris.
39) The man who got the silver behind Jesse Owens in 1936 was the silver medallist four years earlier too. Name him:
Answer: Ralph Metcalfe (USA).
40) The 1500 m walk gold was won by an athlete who had never before participated in a walking event. Who?
Answer: George Bonhag (USA).
41) The Indian girl (Sunitha Rani) missed it by two-hundredths of a second as Supriyati Sutono won Indonesia’s first athletics gold in 36 years in 1998 Bangkok Asia. Name the event:
Answer: 5000 m.
42) The first Olympics in which P. T. Usha participated?
Answer: 1980. Mexico.
43) Who is the only man to win Olympic gold in both summer and winter Olympics?
Answer: Eddie Eagan (USA)
44) Who was the first Indian to qualify for an Olympic track event semi-final?
Answer: Lavy Pinto (1952).
45) Who was the first Asian athlete to win Olympic gold?
Answer: Mikio Oda (Japan), 1928 in Triple Jump).
46) Who is reported to have been the first woman to have witnessed the ancient Olympics?
Answer: At that time women were barred, by law to watch the Games. If caught, the penalty was death (Kallipatira from Rhodes. She came dressed as a man to watch her son compete (and win) the boxing event)
47) He is the first to win Olympic gold in both the 100 m and the 110 m hurdles. Name him?
Answer: Harrison Dillard (USA).
48) Which Olympic gold medallist athlete had his heart on the right side instead of the left side of the chest?
Answer: Joseph Guillemot (France), 1920 Olympics 5000 m gold winner.
49) Who is the only man to have jumped 8 feet or more in the high jump?
Answer: Javier Sotomayor (Cuba) at Puerto Rico in the Caribbean championship (1989).
50) Who won five Olympic gold’s in a week?
Answer: Paavo Nurmi, 1924.