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30 Scotland Sports Trivia Questions, Answers, and Fun Facts

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1 Which Scottish sprinter claimed the gold medal in the 100m at the 1980 Olympics?
Answer: Allan Wells

Wells edged out Silvio Leonard of Cuba for the 100m gold, and also landed a silver medal in the 200m, behind Pietro Mennea of Italy. Wells also won 4 Commonwealth Games gold medals in various sprint events.
    Your options: [ Eric Liddell ] [ Allan Wells ] [ Cameron Sharp ] [ Elliot Bunney ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
2 Which Sri Lanka born but Scottish swimmer won a gold and silver medal in the 1976 Olympics in Canada?
Answer: David Wilkie

Both David's parents were Scottish and stationed in Sri Lanka at the time of David's birth. Wilkie got gold and silver medals in the breaststroke. Bobby McGregor, who competed in the 1960s, won medals in the Commonwealth Games.
    Your options: [ David Wilkie ] [ Graham Smith ] [ Donald Campbell ] [ Bobby McGregor ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sportsmen
3 Which Scottish snooker player won the World Championship 7 times in the 1990s?
Answer: Stephen Hendry

Hendry won his first World Title in 1990 aged 21, and added another six in the following 9 years. He spent a 20th century record eight years at number 1 in the world rankings.
    Your options: [ John Higgins ] [ Stephen Hendry ] [ Graeme Dott ] [ Alan McManus ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
4 What are the surname of the two athletes who won the 10,000 and 5,000 metre races in the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh?
Answer: Stewart

Lackie Stewart won the 10,000 metres, and Ian the 5,000 metres.
  From Quiz: Scottish Sportsmen
5 As the home of golf, Scotland has not surprisingly produced many great golfers over the years. Which Scot became the first British player to win the Augusta Masters in 1988?
Answer: Sandy Lyle

Lyle won his first major when he landed the British Open at Sandwich in 1985, and finished one stroke ahead of Mark Calcavecchia at Augusta in 1988.
    Your options: [ Sam Torrance ] [ Sandy Lyle ] [ Colin Montgomerie ] [ Bernard Gallacher ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
6 Which 2006 politician competed as a sprinter in the 1960s?
Answer: Menzies Campbell

Menzies Campbell was the former leader of the Liberal Democrats. He was ousted in 2007.
    Your options: [ Menzies Campbell ] [ Nigel Griffiths ] [ Gordon Brown ] [ David Steel ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sportsmen
7 Which Scottish driver was Formula 1 world champion 3 times between 1969 and 1973?
Answer: Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart made his FI debut in 1965, driving for BRM. He won his first Grand Prix in that same year, in Italy, and finished 3rd in the driver's championship. He landed his first world title in 1969, driving for Matra International, and added another 2 in 1971 and 73 as part of the Tyrrell team. He retired following the 1973 season.
    Your options: [ Jim Clark ] [ Jackie Stewart ] [ David Coulthard ] [ Ian Stewart ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
8 Who scored the winning try for Scotland in 1990, in the Calcutta Cup match against England at Murrayfield?
Answer: Tony Stanger

This try enabled Scotland to win the Grand Slam in the 5 Nations.
  From Quiz: Scottish Sportsmen
9 Which soccer player scored 30 goals in just 55 appearances for the Scotland national team?
Answer: Denis Law

Law was the only Scot in the 20th century to be voted European Footballer of the Year,in 1964. He played club football from 1956 to 1974 for Huddersfield Town, Manchester City (2 spells), Torino and Manchester United. Kenny Dalglish equalled Law's total of 30 international goals in 1984, but it took him 96 games to do do.
    Your options: [ Kenny Dalglish ] [ Denis Law ] [ Joe Jordan ] [ Ally McCoist ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
10 This man won the Formula One motor racing championship in the 1960s. He was then killed whilst competing in Germany. Who was he?
Answer: Jim Clark

Jim Clark also won the Indianappolis 500. Jackie Stewart went on to win Formula One championships.
  From Quiz: Scottish Sportsmen
11 Which Scot won the World Professional Darts Championship twice in the 1980s?
Answer: Jocky Wilson

Wilson, from my home town of Kirkcaldy, defeated John Lowe to win his first world title in 1982, then beat Eric Bristow to lift the 1989 title. He retired from the pro darts circuit in 1995.
    Your options: [ Les Wallace ] [ Jocky Wilson ] [ Ronnie Sharp ] [ Peter Masson ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
12 Which Scottish rugby union player held the record for points scored for the British Lions with 66?
Answer: Gavin Hastings

Gavin Hastings, whose younger brother Scott was also a Scottish internationalist, played at fullback for Cambridge University, Watsonians and London Scottish. He won 61 Scottish caps, scoring 667 points, and toured Australia and New Zealand with the Lions in 1989 and 1993 respectively.
    Your options: [ Andy Irvine ] [ Gavin Hastings ] [ John Rutherford ] [ Jim Renwick ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
13 Which Scottish jockey was champion jockey 5 times in the 1970s/80s, and won 17 British Classic Races, including 4 Epsom Derbys?
Answer: Willie Carson

None of the others mentioned were Scottish. Carson won his first classic riding High Top in the 1972 2000 Guineas, and his last riding Erhaab in the 1994 Derby. After retiring in the late 90s, he took up a role as a TV racing pundit.
    Your options: [ Lester Piggott ] [ Willie Carson ] [ Pat Eddery ] [ Joe Mercer ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
14 Who scored the Scotland goal in the European Championship soccer qualifier in 2007 in Paris against France?
Answer: James McFadyen

Scotland won the match with his goal. Unfortunately, they did not qualify for the finals, just missing out.
  From Quiz: Scottish Sportsmen
15 Scotland has produced a number of world boxing champions over the years. Who reigned as WBC Lightweight Champion from 1979-81?
Answer: Jim Watt

Watt defeated Alfredo Pitalua for the vacant WBC crown in 1979, and held the title for over 2 years, making 4 successful defences before being out-pointed by Alexis Arguello at Wembley in 1981.
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
16 Where did Scotland play their home soccer matches in 2007?
Answer: Hampden Park

Tynecastle is the home ground of Heart of Midlothian (known as Hearts), Ibrox is the home ground of Glasgow Rangers, and Parkhead is Glasgow Celtic's ground.
  From Quiz: Scottish Sportsmen
17 Which Scot became the first Briton to become World Rally Champion in 1995?
Answer: Colin McRae

Colin McRae, whose father Jimmy and brother Alister were also successful rally drivers, finished 5 points ahead of Carlos Sainz in the 1995 World Rally Championship. He won a total of 25 World Rally Championship events between 1993 and 2002. Colin was tragically killed in a helicopter accident in 2007.
    Your options: [ Jimmy McRae ] [ Colin McRae ] [ Louise Aitken-Walker ] [ Andrew Cowan ]
  From Quiz: Scottish Sporting Legends
18 Where in Scotland will the 2014 Commonwealth Games take place?
Answer: Glasgow

Glasgow is the host of the Commonwealth Games. This will be the third time that Scotland has held them as Edinburgh hosted the games in 1970 and 1986.
  From Quiz: Scottish Sportsmen
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