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  1. In which county was the first steeplechase held?
  2. Which horse won the first post-WWII Grand National?
  3. Who sponsored the Derby at the turn of the century?
  4. Which horse finished first in the last Grand National of the millennium to be abandoned?
  5. Which was the first filly to win the Derby?
  6. What was Frankie Dettori’s forst 1000 Guineas win of the 1990s?
  7. Which member of the Royal Family got married the year Aldaniti won the National?
  8. What was the last year before 1993 that the Grand National was not run?
  9. In which park is Ireland’s Clonmel Racecourse?
  10. Which horse ran the fastest Epsom Derby of the 1980s?
  11. Which Gary said, ‘This is not a normal injury. Fashanu was playing without due care and attention’?
  12. Whose departure from Lazio caused the president to remark ‘He will only return to Rome as a tourist’?
  13. Which manager suffered from the Sun’s turnip jibes?
  14. Which Brazilian great talked of ‘The beautiful game’?
  15. Which England International Peter said, ‘I often get called Quasimodo’?
  16. Who claimed in 1996 that he had ‘Given up beer and guzzling’?
  17. Which German said in 1994, ‘Me drive? Never!’?
  18. Which team did Alf Ramsey liken to ‘Animals’?
  19. ‘As daft as a brush’. Who was Bobby Robson talking about?
  20. What did Jose Mourinho say Spurs left in front of the goal after a 0-0 draw?
  21. Japan beat which team in the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup?
  22. How many red balls are used in a game of snooker?
  23. Tynecastle Park is which football clubs stadium?
  24. What is professional wrestler John Cena’s famous catchphrase?
  25. In which Olympic event did Jessica Ennis-Hill win a gold medal in 2012?
  26. Which football manager is known as ‘Big Sam’?
  27. In rugby, a conversion is worth how many points?
  28. At which famous racecourse is Red Rum buried?
  29. When was the golfer Rory McIlroy awarded an MBE?
  30. The Old Firm Derby involves which two football clubs?
  31. Who is Gary Neville’s Netball playing sister?
  32. What were Joe DiMaggio’s last words?
  33. Who won BBC Sports Personality of the 20th Century?
  34. What was Muhammad Ali’s name at birth?
  35. What famous bike company is associated with Nottingham?
  36. What is the nickname of Bolton Wanderers FC?
  37. At which ground do Liverpool play?
  38. Of which football team was Elton John the chairman?
  39. Which ex-footballer is famous for claiming that the Royal Family are ‘Shape shifting reptilians’?
  40. The Bella Twins are famous professionals in which field?
  41. Which singer from New Zealand released the single ‘Tennis Court’ in 2013?
  42. How many times has Roger Federer won Wimbledon?
  43. Which force slows down a served tennis ball? (A) Gravity (B) Lift or (C) Drag
  44. Which championships make up the Grand Slam?
  45. The 2017 film Battle of the Sexes focuses on a tennis match between Billy Jean King and which male tennis player?
  46. Which two players met in three consecutive Wimbledon finals in 1988, 1989 and 1990?
  47. Roger Federer was born in which Swiss city?
  48. Who did Roger Federer beat in the final to claim his first Wimbledon title in 2003?
  49. Serena and Venus Williams played each other in four consecutive Grand Slam finals between 2002 and 2003. How many of those matches did Venus win?
  50. How many Olympic gold medals has Andy Murray won?
  51. Who was the first professional footballer to be knighted?
  52. How many lanes has an Olympic-sized swimming pool?
  53. What does ‘TT’ stand for in the Isle of Man TT Race?
  54. What are ‘Zippers’ to an American Footballer?
  55. Which of Bristol’s two major Football Clubs is oldest, City or Rovers?
  56. Who was the first woman to run a mile in under five minutes?
  57. What sporting weapon fires a quarrel?
  58. Who succeeded Ian Botham as England Cricket Captain in 1981?
  59. In which Year did Jenson Button win his first Grand Prix?
  60. How many points is a blue ball worth in snooker?
  61. Which British Indianapolis 500 winner was killed in 2011?
  62. Which Cricketer played 153 successive Tests for Australia?
  63. Who scored France’s try in the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final?
  64. Which skier won three gold medals at the 1968 Winter Olympics?
  65. Where was the game of Squash invented?
  66. Which British driver won the F1 World Championship in 1976?
  67. Who did Roger Federer beat in his first Wimbledon Final?
  68. Who was the Football Writers 2010 Player of the Year?
  69. Where is the Test Cricket ground of McLean Park?
  70. Add the sporting surname: Adam and Ben…
  71. What are Sandlotters?
  72. How many balls are used in a game of pool?
  73. How many players are there on a netball team?
  74. If a golfer loses his/her ball, what is the penalty?
  75. A table tennis game is won by the first player to reach how many points?
  76. The Westchester Cup is awarded in which Sport?
  77. Which American Team won the 2006 Super Bowl?
  78. When was the first England v Australia Test Match played?
  79. In what year did Steve Davis win his first World Title in Snooker?
  80. Which grand-slam winning Tennis player was nicknamed ‘The Rocket’?
  81. Who missed a penalty kick and put a bag on his head in a pizza place?
  82. Beardsley and Shearer have been on the spot for which club?
  83. Andy Brehme scored a World Cup final penalty for which Country?
  84. Where should a goalkeeper stand for a penalty?
  85. Who made the first Wembley save from an FA Cup Final penalty kick?
  86. Ron Flowers has been on the spot for which Country?
  87. Which England player missed in a shoot-out in Italy in 1990 but scored in Euro 96?
  88. Which Julian became a 1990’s penalty expert for West Ham?
  89. Yorke and Townsend have been on the spot for which club?
  90. Robbie Rensenbrink scored four penalties in the 1978 World Cup finals for which team?
  91. Tim Sherwood led which club to the Premiership?
  92. David Platt, Ray Parlour and Liam Brady have all played for which club?
  93. Which French superstar was European Player of the Year three times in the 80’s?
  94. According to song, who was dreaming of Wembley with Tottenham Hotspur?
  95. Which Billy was at the heart of Leed’s success in the 1960’s and 1970’s?
  96. Which English club did Kazimierz Denya join in the 70’s?
  97. Which former Liverpool Skipper moved to Sampdoria?
  98. Which midfield dynamo captained the West German’s in Italia 90?
  99. Which Gary has played for Luton, Forest, Villa and Leicester?
  100. Which London team did Stefan Schwartz play for?
  101. Mark Spitz won seven Olympic Golds at record speeds doing what?
  102. Which South American Soccer Team has won the most World Cups?
  103. How many seasons did Alan Shearer play for Newcastle? 3, 6 or 10?
  104. Lyn Davies broke the British record in which Jump Event?
  105. David Campese was leading try scorer for which Country?
  106. Which Sally was a world record hurdler and 1992 Olympic Champion?
  107. Who was made England’s youngest ever football coach in 1996?
  108. Did Roger Bannister run the first four-minute mile in Oxford or Cambridge?
  109. Was Martina Hingis 13, 15 or 17 when she first won Wimbledon doubles?
  110. Who was the first Rugby Union Player to win 100 England Caps?
  111. Graham Swann made his Test debut against which Country?
  112. How many yellow cards appeared in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final?
  113. Which Country made its Rugby World Cup debut in 2011?
  114. What is the maximum weight of a Golf Ball?
  115. What non-clothes item are Jockeys not allowed to wear?
  116. ‘Brain Fade’ is motor-racing slang for what?
  117. Which Athlete was known as ‘The Flying Housewife’?
  118. Who get to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy?
  119. Which Rugby League Player was nicknamed ‘Chariots’?
  120. Who became President of the MCC in 2010?
  121. Who won the 2005 World Snooker Championship?
  122. 2006 sadly saw the demise of which legendary racehorse at the grand old age of 27?
  123. Who was crowned Wimbledon Champion for the fourth year in a row in the 2005 Tennis Championships?
  124. Which horse and jockey team rode to victory in the 2006 Grand National?
  125. Which famous Lord, a former athlete, led the bid team that won the 2012 Olympic Games for London?
  126. Which Formula One team did Damon Hill end his motor racing career with?
  127. Where is the World’s Professional Darts Championship staged?
  128. Rugby ace Gavin Henson has an equally famous former girlfriend, can you name her?
  129. Which famous female athlete set a new women’s World Record as she stormed to victory in the 2003 London Marathon?
  130. How many consecutive Olympic Games has Sir Steve Redgrave taken the Gold Medal?
  131. As of 2017, who is the tallest player to ever play for the England National Team?
  132. Which rugby club was at the centre of the 2009 Bloodgate scandal?
  133. What is the nickname for Norwich City FC?
  134. In which sport would you go to a Basho?
  135. In the game of darts, what is the highest score possible with one dart?
  136. Which football team’s ground is Craven Cottage?
  137. How many players are there in a Baseball Team?
  138. Which English football club is called the Gunners?
  139. In what year did Ayrton Senna win his last Drivers’ World Championship?
  140. In 2006, who became the first daughter of a previous winner to become the BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
  141. Jamie Murray teamed up with which Miss Jankovic to win Wimbledon in 2007?
  142. Which Becker beat Andre Angassi in his final Grand Slam, the 2006 US Open?
  143. Where was former British Number 1 Elena Baltacha born?
  144. Who lost both his singles for Britain in their 2008 World Group relegation play-off?
  145. What feature is at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena and was at Wimbledon in 2009?
  146. Which woman tennis player’s mother was a Wimbledon finalist in 1962?
  147. With which doubles partner did John McEnroe have most success?
  148. Which British Man got to three Wimbledon semi-finals in the 60’s and 70’s?
  149. How are Mrs Barrett and Mrs Janes better known?
  150. What Nationality did Hana Mandlikova take after leaving Czechoslovakia?
  151. What sport involves ‘stones’ and a ‘house’?
  152. In which Country did golf originate?
  153. Which horse race is run at Churchill Downs?
  154. What is the name of the sport played on broomsticks in Harry Potter?
  155. What is the colour of Liverpool FC’s home kit?
  156. Who won the Wimbledon Men’s Singles
  157. Championship every year between 1976 and 1980?
  158. In which Country did Sumo Wrestling originate? Which football team is nicknamed ‘The Bluebirds’?
  159. What sport is commonly known as ‘America’s pastime’?
  160. Between 1900 and 1920, Tug of War was an Olympic event. True or False?
  161. Which darts player was known as ‘The Tornado’?
  162. How many hoops are used in a game of croquet?
  163. In which Year did Michael Jordan win his first NBA Championship with the Chicago Bulls?
  164. In which event did Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics?
  165. In which Country was Lionel Messi born?
  166. What is the maximum amount of time a golf player can look for a lost ball?
  167. Who succeeded Sven Goran Eriksson as England football manager in 2006?
  168. Which first class County Cricket Club did Phil Tufnell play for from 1986 to 2002?
  169. Which two boxers competed in the ‘Thrilla in Manilla’?
  170. In which Country does the sport camogie originate?
  171. The 2017 English Football League Cup Final was between which two teams?
  172. Which British tennis player had the biggest win of his career when he knocked Marin Cilic out of the 2017 Australian Open?
  173. Which Olympic swimmer tested his abilities by racing against a shark for a TV Channels ‘Shark Week 2017’?
  174. Which sport was granted £16.9 million in 2017, in a bid to lure more women back into sport?
  175. Which pioneering former England cricket captain (1966 to 1978), died at the age of 77 in 2017?
  176. Which football club became the first non-league side to reach the Quarter Finals of the 2017 FA Cup for 103 years when they beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor?
  177. Which sports film starring Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna celebrated its 25th birthday in 2017?
  178. Which Canadian tennis player went on a date with a fan after losing a wager on the outcome of the 2017 Super Bowl?
  179. Which eccentric, outspoken and corrupt FIFA Executive turned whistleblower, died aged 72 on 12 July 2017?
  180. Which female tennis superstar picked up her first title following a recent drugs ban with victory in the 2017 Tianjin Open?
  181. In the 1984 Winter Olympics which pair won gold and became the highest scoring figure scaters?
  182. At which Racecourse is the Grand National run?
  183. In the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, who scored his third goal in extra time?
  184. Which tennis player made it to three singles grand slam finals in 2017?
  185. The term ‘Butterfly Stroke’ is referred to in which sport?
  186. Who has won the FIFA World Cup the most?
  187. What colour do the leaders of the Tour De France wear?
  188. The term ‘Gambit’ is used in which game?
  189. The Thomas Cup is related to which sport?
  190. Which motorsport is Lewis Hamilton most famous for?
  191. Whom was tennis star Martina Hingis named after?
  192. Athlete Kelly Holmes was formerly a member of which armed service?
  193. Which snooker champ Ray was nicknamed Dracula?
  194. Whom did Andy Murray beat to win his first Olympic Gold Medal?
  195. Which racing driver was first to clock up more than 75 F1 wins?
  196. Which Greg rejected a maple leaf for a Union Jack in the 1990’s?
  197. Which Princess won the 1971 European Three Day Event?
  198. What nationality is footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović?
  199. Which Boxer’s catchphrase was ‘Know what I mean ‘Arry’’?
  200. What was cricket umpire Harold Bird’s nickname?

ANSWERS


  1. Limerick, Ireland
  2. Lovely Cottage
  3. Vodaphone
  4. Esha Ness
  5. Eleanor
  6. Cape Verdi
  7. Prince Charles
  8. 1945
  9. Powerstown Park
  10. Kahyasi
  11. Mabbutt
  12. Paul Gasgoine
  13. Graham Taylor
  14. Pele
  15. Beardsley
  16. Paul Gasgoine
  17. Jurgen Klinsmann
  18. Argentina
  19. Paul Gasgoine
  20. The Bus
  21. Russia
  22. 15
  23. Hearts (Heart of Midlothian FC)
  24. ‘You Can’t See Me’
  25. Heptathlon
  26. Sam Allardyce
  27. 2
  28. Aintree Racecourse
  29. 2012
  30. Celtic and Rangers in Glasgow
  31. Tracey Neville
  32. ‘I’ll finally get to see Marilyn’
  33. Muhammad Ali
  34. Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr
  35. Raleigh Cycles
  36. The Trotters
  37. Anfield
  38. Watford
  39. David Icke
  40. Wrestling
  41. Lorde
  42. Eight
  43. (C) Drag
  44. Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open
  45. Bobby Riggs
  46. Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg
  47. Basel
  48. Mark Philippoussis
  49. None
  50. Two (2012 and 2016)
  51. Sir Stanley Matthews
  52. Eight
  53. Tourist Trophy
  54. Scars
  55. Bristol Rovers
  56. Diane Leather
  57. Crossbow (Bolt)
  58. Keith Fletcher
  59. 2006 (Hungarian)
  60. Five
  61. Dan Wheldon
  62. Allan Border
  63. Thierry Dusautoir
  64. Jean-Claude Killy
  65. Harrow School
  66. James Hunt
  67. Mark Philippoussis
  68. Wayne Rooney
  69. Napier (NZ)
  70. Hollioake
  71. Amateur Baseball Players
  72. 16 – 1x White & 15x Coloured balls
  73. 7
  74. One stroke is added the his/her score
  75. 11
  76. Polo
  77. The Pittsburgh Steelers
  78. 1877
  79. 1981
  80. Rod Laver
  81. Gareth Southgate
  82. Newcastle United
  83. West Germany
  84. On the Goal line and between the posts
  85. Dave Beasant
  86. England
  87. Stuart Pearce
  88. Dicks
  89. Aston Villa
  90. Holland
  91. Blackburn Rovers
  92. Arsenal
  93. Michel Platini
  94. Osvaldo Ardiles
  95. Bremner
  96. Manchester City
  97. Graeme Souness
  98. Lothar Matthaus
  99. Parker
  100. Arsenal
  101. Swimming
  102. Brazil
  103. 10 Years
  104. Long Jump
  105. Australia
  106. Gunnell
  107. Glenn Hoddle
  108. Oxford
  109. 15
  110. Jason Leonard
  111. India
  112. 14
  113. Russia
  114. 46g
  115. Beards
  116. Driver error
  117. Fanny Blankers-Koen
  118. Winners of the NFL Super Bowl (USA)
  119. Martin Offiah
  120. Christopher Martin-Jenkin
  121. Shaun Murphy
  122. Desert Orchid
  123. Roger Federer
  124. Numbersixvalverde, ridden by Niall Madden
  125. Lord Sebastian Coe
  126. Williams
  127. Lakeside, Frimley
  128. Charlotte Church
  129. Paula Radcliffe
  130. Five
  131. Peter Crouch (6ft 7in)
  132. Harlequins
  133. Canaries
  134. Sumo Wrestling
  135. 60
  136. Fulham
  137. Nine
  138. Arsenal
  139. 1991
  140. Zara Phillips
  141. Jelena
  142. Benjamin
  143. Kiev
  144. Alex Bogdanovich
  145. A retractable roof
  146. Helena Sukova
  147. Peter Fleming
  148. Roger Taylor
  149. Angela Mortimer, Christine Truman
  150. Australian
  151. Curling
  152. Scotland
  153. Kentucky Derby
  154. Quidditch
  155. Red
  156. Bjorn Borg
  157. Japan
  158. Cardiff City
  159. Baseball
  160. True
  161. Tony West
  162. Six
  163. 1991
  164. Ski Jumpig
  165. Argentina
  166. 5 Minutes
  167. Steve McClaren
  168. Middlesex
  169. Muhammad Ali & Joe Frazier
  170. Ireland
  171. Manchester United and Southampton
  172. Dan Evans
  173. Michael Phelps
  174. Netball
  175. Racheal Heyhoe Flint
  176. Lincoln City
  177. A League Of Their Own
  178. Eugenie Bouchard
  179. Chuck Blazer
  180. Maria Sharapova
  181. Torvill & Dean
  182. Aintree
  183. Geoff Hurst
  184. Rafael Nadal
  185. Swimming
  186. Brazil
  187. Yellow
  188. Chess
  189. Badminton
  190. Formula One
  191. Martina Navratilova
  192. Army
  193. Reardon
  194. Roger Federer
  195. Michael Schumacher
  196. Rusedski
  197. Anne
  198. Swedish
  199. Frank Bruno
  200. Dickie Bird