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1.
  Sports Variety    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz with a variety of sports on offer. See what you know from the world of sport.
Average, 10 Qns, Flukey, Feb 07 24
Average
Flukey gold member
Feb 07 24
216 plays
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  Flurry of Christmas Sports Stars   great trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 16 Qns
Some time ago I wrote a quiz about sporting events that happen around the Christmas to New Year holiday period. This quiz looks at some of the outstanding players who have participated in some of those events.
Easier, 16 Qns, spanishliz, Dec 08 23
Easier
spanishliz editor
Dec 08 23
253 plays
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  Bat the Target into the Net   popular trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Twelve sports that you just need to put into the three categories of those that are played with bats, those that use a net and those that involve a target.
Easier, 12 Qns, Midget40, Jan 19 24
Easier
Midget40 gold member
Jan 19 24
398 plays
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  Football In All Its Forms    
Collection Quiz
 14 Qns
The following terms/positions relate to some form of football (soccer, gridiron, rugby union, rugby league, Aussie Rules etc). The ones that don't relate to some type of football are the wrong answers.
Easier, 14 Qns, Desimac, Feb 01 24
Easier
Desimac gold member
Feb 01 24
268 plays
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Mixed Sports Photo Miscellany
  Mixed Sports Photo Miscellany   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Using the images on the left, answer 10 questions on a miscellany of sports.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jun 15 23
Average
darksplash gold member
Jun 15 23
428 plays
6.
  Creams of the Crops   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A sports mix of some of the most recognized names in sports. I hope that you have fun with this all multiple choice quiz. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jun 06 05
Average
Nightmare gold member
20552 plays
7.
  Name a Trugo Player ...   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Familiar Stars in Popular Sports
This quiz was the result of a game in which players had to give the first name they thought of in association with a given sport. Trugo, an obscure sport originating in the railway yards of West Melbourne in the 1920s, was not one of them!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 25 23
Very Easy
looney_tunes editor
Apr 25 23
219 plays
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  I Played This Sport   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the famous athlete to the sport. If you're a fan of the sport, that match is easy-peasy. But do you know much about all the sports that will be in the quiz?
Easier, 15 Qns, SixShutouts66, Jun 07 23
Easier
SixShutouts66 gold member
Jun 07 23
305 plays
9.
  People Can Be So Cold   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Mixed Winter Sports
I'm not a lover of cold weather myself, but the sportsmen and women in this quiz seem to be. Can you match the winter sports to some of the most famous names for each discipline?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 05 23
Easier
rossian editor
Feb 05 23
317 plays
10.
  Crisis Management   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sports Greatest Coaching Turnarounds
Sometimes in the world of sport, athletes and teams can fall on hard times and need some inspiration to turn things around. This is a quiz on ten coaches or coaching teams who helped do just that.
Average, 10 Qns, runaway_drive, Mar 25 23
Average
runaway_drive gold member
Mar 25 23
164 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Princess Anne competed in the Montreal Olympics in which sport?

From Quiz "Chasing the Laurel Wreath"




11.
Christmas Sporting Dreams
  Christmas Sporting Dreams   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Imagine what fun you could have if you found any of these sporting items under your Christmas tree! Who will be your teammate? Where will you play? What awards will you win?
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Dec 11 21
Average
spanishliz editor
Dec 11 21
879 plays
12.
  My Ball's Better than Your Ball   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each of these athletes achieved fame in a sport involving a ball. Can you match each of them with their favoured ball game?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 07 20
Very Easy
looney_tunes editor
Apr 07 20
1006 plays
13.
  Living Green: Envy or Conservation?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Competitors in a number of different sports wear green, often as part of a team uniform. The most successful are the envy of their competitors, as they try to conserve their superior status. How many of them can you recognize?
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Aug 18 17
Easier
looney_tunes editor
Aug 18 17
2342 plays
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Code Word Exit  Stage Left
  Code Word: Exit Stage Left    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
For an athlete knowing when to leave their sport and retire is one of the hardest choices. This is a quiz about sports icons who made surprise choices to retire at the peak of their success.
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Apr 05 14
Average
adam36 gold member
835 plays
15.
  All in the Numbers!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
A quiz on the numbers one through 25 throughout world sports. You can do this! I hope you have fun with it. :)
Average, 25 Qns, Nightmare, Apr 04 21
Average
Nightmare gold member
Apr 04 21
3204 plays
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  Spark of Inspiration editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you've grown up playing and following a sport, it seems like the most natural thing in the world -- but every sport had a beginning, and tweaks along the way. This quiz is about ten sparks of inspiration that made the sports world what it is today.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 12 13
Average
CellarDoor gold member
1804 plays
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  The Greatest Sports Quiz 4    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Round 4 of questions pertaining to a wide variety of sports.
Average, 20 Qns, magic8ballz, Jul 29 23
Average
magic8ballz
Jul 29 23
218 plays
18.
  The Wide World Of Sports    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about numerous sports around the world - I have adopted it from one originally composed by morrow.
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Jun 24 23
Average
Dizart gold member
Jun 24 23
307 plays
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  They Wormed Into Sports   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Continuing their search for invertebrates, Mike and Row now explore the world of sport. Did they find any golfing grasshoppers or sailing snails? Perhaps not, but take this quiz to see what they did find. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jun 03 13
Average
doublemm gold member
4876 plays
20.
  Music of the Spheres    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The skill and mastery of world champions seem to make that ball talk and even sing, such is their control. This quiz asks you to match such maestros (or teams) with the round ball sport at which they excelled. Please enjoy the 'Music of the Spheres'.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Aug 23 20
Very Easy
MikeMaster99 gold member
Aug 23 20
536 plays
21.
  Dead Centre: Simple   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Mixed Sports People
Many sports involve hitting a target. It should be simple to hit the dead centre, shouldn't it? I'll give you some names and all you need to do is match them to the sport in which they excelled. That should be simple, too...
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 13 23
Easier
rossian editor
Mar 13 23
828 plays
22.
  The Greatest Sports Quiz 6    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Round 6 of questions pertaining to a wide variety of sports.
Tough, 20 Qns, magic8ballz, Aug 04 23
Tough
magic8ballz
Aug 04 23
155 plays
23.
  The Greatest Sports Quiz 3    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Round 3 of questions pertaining to a wide variety of sports.
Average, 15 Qns, magic8ballz, Aug 11 23
Average
magic8ballz
Aug 11 23
218 plays
24.
  Extraordinary Women Athletes   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The 20th century has seen a revolution in women's sports. Throughout the world, women competitors have shown determination, strength, courage and skill. This quiz is for them!
Average, 15 Qns, robbieh, Dec 19 10
Average
robbieh
1836 plays
25.
  World of Sport by Symbols   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sport is probably the greatest medium of international unity. If you go to any country in the world, provided you know the native language, there is no doubt you could talk about sport! Enjoy this quiz which looks at sport through a plethora of symbols.
Average, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Feb 15 09
Average
jonnowales gold member
1626 plays
26.
  Which Equipment Do I Need?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A simple quiz on sports equipment and/or the sport in which they are used in. You do not have to be a sports fanatic to take this quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 23 12
Easier
dcpddc478
2919 plays
27.
  Like a Girl   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The achievements of these sportswomen may make you rethink what it means to play a sport "like a girl".
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Apr 26 19
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Apr 26 19
292 plays
28.
  A Dedication to Terry: #1400   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This author's 1400th quiz is dedicated to Terry and all the FunTrivia volunteer staff members for maintaining this site for over a decade, to help bring a little cohesiveness from around the world. I hope you enjoy this worldwide sports quiz. :)
Average, 25 Qns, Nightmare, Jan 24 11
Average
Nightmare gold member
912 plays
29.
  The Greatest Sports Quiz 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is for the die-hard sports fan with questions pertaining to a wide variety of sports.
Tough, 10 Qns, magic8ballz, Jul 26 23
Tough
magic8ballz
Jul 26 23
152 plays
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  The Greatest Sports Quiz 2    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
More questions pertaining to a wide variety of sports.
Average, 15 Qns, magic8ballz, Jul 29 23
Average
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Jul 29 23
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Wide World of Sports Trivia Questions

1. Where is squash's Tournament of Champions held annually?

From Quiz
The Greatest Sports Quiz 6

Answer: New York City

Previously known as the US Professional Championships, the Tournament of Champions was first held in New York City 1930, making it the oldest squash tournament. It was originally open to men only; however, in 2001 a separate division was incorporated to allow women to compete.

2. In unicycle hockey, the bottom of the stick may not rise above the height of what body part?

From Quiz The Greatest Sports Quiz 5

Answer: hip

Unicycle hockey is a team sport that combines hockey and unicycling. Players use sticks to hit a ball into the opposing team's goal, while riding unicycles. There are three national leagues in Australia, Germany, and Switzerland, and clubs and teams in other countries, such as France, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Taiwan, Sweden, and Korea.

3. In handball, how long can a player hold the ball?

From Quiz The Greatest Sports Quiz 4

Answer: 3 seconds

In handball, players can only hold the ball for three seconds and take no more than three steps while in possession of it. In the USA, players can only take one step before passing the ball to another player -- this keeps the game fast-paced, as players must quickly pass the ball or shoot to score.

4. In what state is America's oldest ski resort located?

From Quiz The Greatest Sports Quiz 3

Answer: Colorado

Howelsen Hill is the oldest continually-operating ski area in North America. It has produced over 100 Olympians, 22 Colorado Ski Hall of Famers, and 13 National Ski Hall of Fame inductees.

5. In Olympic fencing, what is the time limit for a 15-touch bout?

From Quiz The Greatest Sports Quiz 2

Answer: 9 minutes

Bouts were limited to 30 minutes from the early 1930s after a Masters Championship game in New York went for around seven hours (unverified). Bouts were previously played with no time limit. The time limits are now 3 minutes for 5-touch bouts and 9 minutes for 15 touches.

6. What team was the first-ever opponent of the Green Bay Packers?

From Quiz The Greatest Sports Quiz 1

Answer: Menominee North End A.C.

The Green Bay Packers first started playing competitively in 1919, two years before joining the NFL. Their first game took place on September 14, 1919 where they defeated Menominee North End A.C. with a score of 53-0. They finished the season with a record of 10-1.

7. Which Florida football team did Dan Marino play for?

From Quiz FunTrivia Sports Mix: Vol 1

Answer: Miami Dolphins

Dan Marino was the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins from 1983 to 1999. Question by player TheAnswerIs9

8. Time to watch some Aussie Rules. If we saw Fremantle of the AFL and then flew to USA to watch Cincinnati in the United States Australian Football League, which teams would we be cheering for?

From Quiz A Feast Of Football

Answer: Dockers

The Fremantle Dockers joined the AFL in 1994, being the second team from Western Australia after the West Coast Eagles. They have unfortunately been playing catch up to the Eagles ever since, as the Eagles won the AFL Grand Final in 2006 and 2018 while the Dockers best finish in that time was runners up in 2013. Dockers fans can take heart though as their Cincinnati namesakes of the USAFL are winners, having won the inaugural USAFL Division 1 Grand Final in 1997 when they defeated the Nashville Kangaroos.

9. On November 1, 1938, which thoroughbred outlasted War Admiral by four lengths at the Pimlico Special horse race?

From Quiz Outlast the Competition

Answer: Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit was a thoroughbred racehorse in the 1930s and 1940s. Seabiscuit was voted American Horse of the Year for 1938 by "The Daily Racing Form" newspaper. In 1938, Seabiscuit defeated the 1937 Triple-Crown winner, War Admiral, at the two horse Pimlico Special race in Baltimore, Maryland.

10. This athlete played pro baseball, pro basketball and was a moderately successful actor. On TV he fought with a rifle.

From Quiz Multi-Sport Athletes

Answer: Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors played "The Rifleman" on TV (1958-1963). Prior to this and other acting roles, he played for the Boston Celtics (1946-47), and the Dodgers (1949), and the Cubs (1951). He stood 6 ft. 6 in (198cm). Before "The Rifleman" he played minor roles in many TV shows. He also spoke Yiddish from his early days in Brooklyn.

11. Which famous race horse, who won the Aintree Grand National three times, was sired by Quorum out of Mared?

From Quiz Sports Variety

Answer: Red Rum

Red Rum won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977, becoming the first horse to win this steeplechase three times. He finished second in between those wins, in 1975 and 1976. He is buried at the winning post at Aintree.

12. Who was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 at an Olympic Games?

From Quiz The Who, What, When, Where, & Why Sports Quiz

Answer: Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Comaneci, from Romania, recorded that achievement in the uneven bars at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. That eventuality had been considered so improbable that the official scoreboard was not capable of recording 10.0, showing 1.0 instead. Nadia Comaneci was just 14 at the time and went on to win five Olympic gold medals in all at the 1976 and 1980 games.

13. How many times did the Italian-American racing driver Mario Andretti win the Driver of the Year Award?

From Quiz Super Mario World

Answer: 3

Mario Andretti was the first driver to win the award, as it happens, in 1967. He also won it in three different decades, with the other two awards being in 1978 and 1984. He was also the first racing driver to win IndyCar races in four decades, his last win being in 1993. He has competed in and won various types of motor race, including NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One (for Parnelli, Lotus and Alfa Romeo) and the World Sportscar Championship. His sons Michael and Jeff are also racing drivers, as is his nephew John.

14. In which country does the women's football team (soccer) Olympique Lyonnais Féminin play?

From Quiz The Great White Part 5: Bleached Bleachers

Answer: France

The Olympique Lyonnais Féminin plays in Lyon, France. The team was formed in 1970 as part of the FC Lyon and in 2004 it became part of Olympique Lyonnais. The team won the Division 1 Championship title 13 years in a row (2007 to 2019), as well as five UEFA Women's Champions League titles in 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018. They are considered to be one of the strongest women's teams in the world. Question submitted by pitegny.

15. Who was the owner of the Cleveland Browns when he decided to move his team to Baltimore in 1995, due to difficulties getting improvements made to the team stadium?

From Quiz Color Me Purple Part 10: Purple Reigns

Answer: Art Modell

Modell purchased the Cleveland Browns in 1961, but changes were needed to the stadium three decades later. Originally he had planned to move the Browns franchise to Maryland, but after some legal maneuvering, that brand remained with Cleveland. Instead a new franchise was started in 1996. The name Ravens was selected after much polling of fans. The team colors are black, purple and metallic gold. (mlcmlc)

16. Rugby Union - Which English Premiership club is known as the 'Cherry and Whites'?

From Quiz In the Red: Competing

Answer: Gloucester

Founded in 1873, the 'Cherry and Whites' are so called because of the colours the team wears. It was never an official nickname but from around the mid-1950s, that name became an affectionate form of address. There was an attempt at re-branding the team nickname as the 'Lions' in the early 2000s, but this was largely unsuccessful. This question was hand-balled by Team Red member VegemiteKid.

17. In which city were the first Gay Games held in 1982?

From Quiz The Gay Games

Answer: San Francisco

As with the Olympic games on which they are based, the Gay Games are held every four years. They were originally billed as the Gay Olympics but a threat of legal action forced the organisers to drop the word "olympic". Interestingly, as was noted at the time, the Olympic committee had never objected to events such as the Police Olympics or the Nebraska Rat Olympics.

18. What is the maximum number of clubs that a player may carry in their bag during a round of golf?

From Quiz Mixed Bag Of Sports

Answer: 14

Rule 4.4 of the Royal and Ancient Rules of Golf state "The player must not start a stipulated round with more than fourteen clubs. He is limited to the clubs thus selected for that round, except that if he started with fewer than fourteen clubs, he may add any number, provided his total number does not exceed fourteen." At the 2001 Open Championships, Ian Woosnam had just moved into a share of the lead when he realised he had 15 clubs in his bag, thereby incurring a two stroke penalty. At the end of the competition, those two strokes had cost Woosnam second place.

19. Which boxer, sentenced in 2006 to 160 years in prison without parole for armed robbery, carjacking and the attempted murder of a police officer, was knocked out in just 49 seconds by Mike Tyson in 2003?

From Quiz Big Star In The Big House Vol. 2

Answer: Clifford Etienne

Etienne is no stranger to the big house, having taken up boxing while serving ten years of a 40 year sentence for attempted armed robbery. He was paroled in 1998, and fought his first professional bout in December that year. His career record stands at 29 wins, four losses and two draws. In 2013, due to a technicality, his sentence was reduced from 160 years to 105, but even with this reduction he is unlikely to fight professionally again.

20. What American snowboarder won gold medals in the half-pipe at the 2006, 2010 and 2018 Winter Olympics?

From Quiz Devious Demons at Play

Answer: Shaun White

Well-known professional skateboarder Tony Hawk befriended nine-year-old Shaun White after meeting him at a local skate park and mentored him for several years. After winning Olympic gold in 2006 and 2010, White placed fourth at the 2014 Olympics half-pipe before redeeming himself with a third gold in 2018. At the Winter X Games in 2012, White became the first person in the history of the competition to score a perfect 100 in the men's Snowboard Superpipe. He is also the first snowboarder to win back-to-back gold medals in the Winter X-Games Superpipe. -LBaggins

21. Arguably the greatest basketball player to ever play the game, Michael Jordan returned after his second retirement to which team?

From Quiz I Am the Resurrection

Answer: Wizards

Jordan played 13 seasons with the Bulls and 15 seasons overall. He was an All-Star in every season that he played, except for the 1994-95 season where he didn't come back from his retirement until after the all-star break. He retired after the 1992-93 season. Returned for 17 games in 1995 and three full seasons with the Bulls before retiring again in 1998. In 2001 he came back and played two seasons with the Wizards, including coming off the bench for the first time in his career.

22. Par in golf is the number of strokes a scratch or zero handicap player is expected to make to get a ball in the hole. Most professional golf courses are constructed to a certain 18 hole par. What is the most common par for such a course?

From Quiz Par For The Course

Answer: 72

Par is usually determined by distance. Most golf holes are usually a par-four with some having pars of three and five. A par-six is rare and a seven even rarer. Most professional golf courses are designed around a par of 72, consisting of four par-threes, ten par-fours, and four par-fives. Pars of 69-73 are acceptable. There is no absolute standard or requirement. Where there is a shortage of land, courses will be labelled as "three-par" where the majority of holes, if not all have a par of three making a course with a par as low as 54 possible.

23. Although the skill of gliding had been known since the mid 1850s, it wasn't until after World War I that it really developed. In which penalised country in particular was this?

From Quiz Mixed Sports Medley

Answer: Germany

The harsh terms that the Treaty of Versailles imposed on Germany following that country's defeat in World War I ironically led to Germany developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art gliders. This was because the treaty imposed very stringent guidelines on Germany's manufacture of powered heavier than air machines. So while the rest of the world concentrated on developing powered craft, the Germans powered ahead with developing gliders. Gliding, which is also known as soaring, is the skill of directing completely unpowered aircraft by using currents of air to stay aloft for as long as desired. Gliders are usually launched initially though by being towed up to the heavens by a powered craft and then released when the desired height has been reached. How serene and quiet it must be to be floating through the skies after that disconnection. Skilled pilots are known for staying up there like birds for over 1,000 kilometres. Quite amazing.

24. The 100-metre dash is one of the most exciting races in all of sports. In 1988 an athlete from the USA smashed the women's world record when she posted a time of 10.49 seconds. Who was this speedy lady who tragically died at the age of 38 in 1998?

From Quiz Getting Ahead of Time

Answer: Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner's record-setting time of 10.49 seconds was run in Indianapolis on July 16, 1988. Her time was .27 seconds faster than the prior world record holder, Evelyn Ashford. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will allow a world record to stand only if the wind speed is measured at less than 2.0 metres/second (m/s) as measured by an anemometer. Controversially Florence Griffith Joyner's anemometer registered a 0.0 m/s wind speed when a nearby event registered a 4.3 m/s wind speed. Even so, Florence Griffith Joyner ran two other times in 1988 that were well below the prior world record that were not controversial due to possible wind assistance.

25. On October 12, 1989, two National Football League teams swapped a total of 18 players in a mid-season deal that sent which superstar running back from Dallas to Minnesota?

From Quiz Why Me?

Answer: Herschel Walker

Walker, coming off the best season of his career, was traded by Dallas to Minnesota along with two third round draft picks, a fifth round pick and a 10th round pick. Minnesota sent back five players (David Howard, Jesse Soloman, Issiac Holt, Darrin Neslon and Alex Stewart) and eight draft picks. (Three first round picks, three second round picks, a third round pick and a sixth round pick.) One of those picks turned out to be Emmett Smith, who would go on to become the NFL's all-time leader rusher. To add insult to the trade, Walker would eventually return to Dallas as a free agent several years later.

26. Pierluigi Collina was regarded by many as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, association football referees of the late 1990s and early 2000s. In which country was Collina born?

From Quiz In The Middle

Answer: Italy

Born in Bologna, Italy in 1960, Pierluigi Collina began refereeing in the late 1970s after a short stint as a defender. His rise through the Italian domestic leagues was rapid and within a few years the man with the iconic bald head was regularly officiating difficult games in Serie A. His progression didn't stop at the top of the Italian game of course as he soon found himself in the European and international arenas, officiating at tournaments such as the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA World Cup. Collina reached the very top of the European club game in 1999 when he officiated at the incredibly memorable UEFA Champions League final in Barcelona featuring Manchester United and Bayern Munich. With the regular ninety minutes played, the German side were leading 1-0 and looked all but certain to lift the trophy; the next few minutes turned out to be the most incredible in the history of European football with Manchester United scoring not one but two goals. What made this event historic was that it was the first time that an English side had managed to complete the treble (winning the English Premier League, English FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League for a specified season). In 2002, Collina went as far as a football referee can go when he officiated at the FIFA World Cup final where Brazil defeated Germany by two goals to nil in Yokohama, Japan.

27. How is the term "shut out"commonly used in horse racing?

From Quiz Shut Out

Answer: when wagerer gets to the window too late to place a bet

Any horse player knows the sinking feeling of being "shut out" when standing in line as the bell sounds, the window slams down, and no more bets are allowed. Of course the degenerate gambler always tells the story of how he had the longshot in the race which would have paid off big, and couldn't get his bet down because some novice was fumbling around in front of him in the queue.

28. NBA: This father son duo both spent years playing professional basketball. Along the way the son became the first to ever play for his father as a head coach in the league.

From Quiz The Son Also Rises

Answer: Doc/Austin Rivers

When Doc Rivers was coaching the Boston Celtics he faced off against his son Austin, who was playing for New Orleans. That game was played in Jan. 2013. Two years later the pair would unite with the Los Angeles Clippers. Doc was hired as the head coach, and in Jan. 2015 Austin was traded to the team. Jeffrey is Michael Jordan's middle name, not his son. The other's weren't basketball playing duos.

29. According to IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) regulations, how much should a men's javelin weigh?

From Quiz In Flight

Answer: 800g

A spear has always been used by primeval hunters to catch food or as an offensive weapon in war, but the sport of throwing a javelin dates back to the ancient Olympic Games in Greece. The aim of winning at javelin is simple. The longest throw of the competition wins provided the tip of javelin lands first down into an allotted 29 degree sector. The men's javelin should weigh 800g and the women's 600g. It is part of the track and field event in modern sporting activities, either as a stand alone sport, or as part of the decathlon or heptathlon.

30. Causing a stir in the 1980s after she emigrated from Eastern Europe, one of the first notable openly gay athletes came from the tennis world. Who was this female tennis pro?

From Quiz In the Sports Closet: What Can be Done?

Answer: Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova defected to the U.S. from Czechoslovakia in 1981, and soon after came out. She was the ultimate outsider of the game: a foreigner, a lesbian, and a left-hander in a right-hander's game. When Billie Jean King was outed soon after, Navratilova was said to not be very supportive, which led to bad relations between the two in the tennis world.

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