Sports Trivia Questions #22Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Who was the first American to win the US Open Golf Championship in 1911?
a. Johnny McDermott
b. Ray Ouimet
c. Bobby Jones
d. Walter Hagen
Johnny McDermott - Johnny won the title again in 1912.
A member of the NFL Chicago Bears for thirteen years, what position did Walter Payton play?
a. Running back
b. Half Back
d. Full Back
Running back - Walter is considered one of the most productive running backs in the history of the NFL.
Known as the "Belarusian Swan," Svetlana Boginskaya was famous in what sport?
b. Shot Put
Gymnastics - Svetlana competed in three Olympics.
In the boxing world, who was the "Brown Bomber"?
a. Mohammed Ali
b. Joe Louis
c. Mike Tyson
d. Joe Frazier
Joe Louis - Joe was the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949.
In the MLB, where do the Reds call home?
d. San Francisco
Cincinnati - The Rockies play in Colorado.
Which cyclist won the Giro d'Italia in 2014?
a. Paolo Savoldelli
b. Ryder Hesjedal
c. Nairo Quintana
d. Ivan Basso
Nairo Quintana - From Columbia, Nairo cycles for the Movistar Team.
Currently president and general manager of the New York Rangers (2014), how many Stanley Cups does Glen Sather have?
5 - Four of these cups were as the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
In addition to figure skating, what sport did Elvis Stojko compete in?
c. Bob sledding
Karate - Elvis earned a black belt when he was 16.
Taking place in the Philippines in October of 1975, who won the World Heavyweight Championship at the "Thrilla in Manila"?
Ali - The fight was stopped by Eddie Futch, Frazier's coach. This automatically made Ali the victor.
Which sport awards the Davis Cup?
Tennis - The Davis Cup is an international men's team tennis event.
Retired since 1989, how many times was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the MVP of the NBA during his career?
6 - Kareem played center.
The great racehorse Man-O-War only lost one race. Why?
a. He started facing backwards
b. The horse in front of him caused him to fall
c. His jockey fell off
d. He threw a shoe
He started facing backwards - The starting line was simply a rope and Man-O-War was acting up before the race began.
At the 2012 Olympics, which event did "The Flying Squirrel" compete in?
Gymnastics - The name, 'The Flying Squirrel', was given to Gabby Douglas.
When Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France, what kind of bike was he riding?
Trek - Lance won his first title in 1999.
Given each year to the best pitchers in the MLB, who won the Cy Young Award in 2007?
a. Jake Peavy
b. Johan Santana
c. Clayton Kershaw
d. Bob Welch
Jake Peavy - Jake played for a number of teams including the Padres, the White Sox and the Red Sox.
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