Special Sub-Topic: Name That Sport!
|Which game requires good swimming skills of six players and a goal keeper?|
Water polo. Water polo is an Olympic sport. It is a little like hockey but in a swimming pool!
|Can you name the wheeled sport with a famous race that gives out jerseys each day for sprinting, climbing and leading?|
Cycling. Have you ever heard of the Tour de France? That is a major cycling race! The yellow jersey goes to the points leader, the green jersey is for the best sprinter and the polka dot jersey goes to the best climber.
|In basketball, how many players from one team are on the court at one time?|
5. Each team has five players on the basketball court at one time. Usually the team consists of two guards, two forwards and a center. Basketball players are usually very tall!
|Which game involves someone throwing a fastball, screwball, splitter or curveball?|
Baseball. Baseball is a favorite American sport! The pitcher is the player who would be throwing those different types of balls. Did you know the first baseball game dates back to the 1800s?
|Which one of these American football (gridiron) positions is a defensive one?|
Linebacker. Linebacker is an exciting position to keep your eye on, especially if you are the quarterback! They like to make a lot of tackles but they love to sack the quarterback!
|Can you name the popular Olympic sport that involves things like a high bar, a vault, rings, and a balance beam?|
Gymnastics. Gymnastics is an exciting sport to watch! Women gymnasts have four apparatus and men have six. In 1896 men's gymnastics was included in the first modern Olympic Games. Wow that was a long time ago!
|How many pins do you try to knock down in bowling?|
10. Ten-pin bowling is the most popular. You get two tries, but if you knock down all ten on the first ball, it's called a strike! If you use bumpers it can be a lot easier but also a lot of fun at birthday parties!
|What is the sport where you do gymnastic-type moves in the air off the platform or springboard? |
Diving. You do not want a big splash when you enter the water! The judges won't score you well if you are in competition.
|What is the name of the team sport that involves polished stones, brooms and ice?|
Curling. Curling is a popular sport in Scotland. It is also a sport in the Winter Olympics.
|What do you call the backyard game played with mallets that are used to knock wooden balls through hoops in the grass?|
Croquet. Croquet can be tough! Your opponent can even knock your ball out of play!
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