58 Sports Trivia Questions To Challenge Your Team

February 3, 2023
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If there’s one thing that’s pretty much guaranteed to start chatter around the office, it’s sports. Whether your team is discussing the upcoming Olympics or breaking down the last Super Bowl, conversations about sports are a fact of life in the workplace. The following list of 58 Sports Trivia Questions provides plenty of questions to satisfy everyone. There are some easier questions to ease in the sports newbies, and some tougher questions that even hardcore fans may scratch their heads at. There's something for everyone. We hope you enjoy testing your team's sports knowledge, and who knows, everybody may even learn something new.

General Sports Trivia

Trivia Question # 1:  In inches, what is the diameter of a Basketball Hoop? (Answer: 18 inches)

Trivia Question # 2:  What is the national sport of Canada? (Answer: Lacrosse)

Trivia Question # 3:  How many divots does the average golf ball have? (Answer: 336)

Trivia Question # 4:  What does the NBA stand for? (Answer: National Basketball Association)

Trivia Question # 5:  What color are the goalposts in football? (Answer: Yellow)

Trivia Question # 6:  In what sport is “love” a score? (Answer: Tennis)

Trivia Question # 7:  How many players are on a Baseball team? (Answer: 9)

Trivia Question # 8:  Which sport involves a shuttlecock? (Answer: Badminton)

Trivia Question # 9:  What type of race is the Tour de France? (Answer: Bicycle race)

Trivia Question # 10:  What sporting event is held every year on Memorial Day? (Answer: The Indie 500)

Trivia Question # 11:  What is the only team in the NFL to neither host nor play in the Super Bowl? (Answer: The Cleveland Browns)

Trivia Question # 12:  What team won the very first NBA game in 1946? (Answer: The New York Knicks)

Trivia Question # 13:  Which team has the longest winning streak in NBA history? (Answer: The Los Angeles Lakers)

Trivia Question # 14:  What material was first used to cover baseballs? (Answer: Cowhide)

Trivia Question # 15:  What is the record for red cards given in a single Soccer game? (Answer: 36)

Trivia Question # 16:  Which country won the first Women’s World Cup? (Answer: The United States)

Trivia Question # 17:  What team has the most NBA titles? (Answer: The Boston Celtics)

Trivia Question # 18:  What is the only country to play in every single Soccer World Cup? (Answer: Brazil)

Trivia Question # 19:  How many minutes was the longest recorded point in the history of tennis? (Answer: 29)

Trivia Question # 20:  What is the only sport to be played on the moon? (Answer: Golf)

Trivia Question # 21:  What sport takes place in a 4.5-5 meter diameter circle? (Answer: Sumo wrestling)

Trivia Question # 22:  What is the only sport where teams defend goals of different sizes? (Answer: Water polo)

Trivia Question # 23:  What do Indie 500 winners typically drink in the winner’s circle? (Answer: Milk)

Trivia Question # 24:  In motor racing, what flag is waved to indicate the end of the race? (Answer: Black and white checkered)

Trivia Question # 25:  How much does an NFL football weigh? (Answer: 1lb)

Trivia Question # 26:  How many feet wide is a regulation NBA court? (Answer: 50 feet)

Trivia Question # 27:  What sport features a series of bouts known as a barrage? (Answer: Fencing)

Trivia Question # 28:  What do you call it when a player makes three back-to-back strikes in bowling? (Answer: Turkey)

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People & Players

Trivia Question # 29:  Which boxer fought against Mohammed Ali and won? (Answer: Joe Frazier)

Trivia Question # 30:  How old was Tiger Woods when he won the Masters? (Answer: 21)

Trivia Question # 31:  Who was the first US President to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game? (Answer: William Howard Taft)

Trivia Question # 32:  What was the name of the first openly gay player to ever be drafted by the NFL? (Answer: Michael Sam)

Trivia Question # 33:  Who was the youngest player to score 10,000 points in the NBA? (Answer: LeBron James)

Trivia Question # 34:  What female player once struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? (Answer: Jackie Mitchell)

Trivia Question # 35:  Who was the first British player to win league titles in four countries? (Answer: David Beckham)

Trivia Question # 36:  Who has appeared on the most Sports Illustrated covers? (Answer: Michael Jordan)

Trivia Question # 37:  Who was the first NBA player to catch COVID-19? (Answer: Rudy Gobert)

Trivia Question # 38:  Who won the first two FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year awards? (Answer: Mia Hamm)

Trivia Question # 39:  Who has won the most Tennis Grand Slam titles? (Answer: Serena Williams)

Trivia Question # 40:  What basketball player was Micheal Jordan nicknamed after when he was in High School? (Answer: Magic Johnson)

Trivia Question # 41:  Who was the first WNBA player to dunk in a playoff game? (Answer: Brittney Griner)

Trivia Question # 42:  Who was the first Major League Baseball player to pitch over 100mph? (Answer: Nolan Ryan)

Trivia Question # 43:  What was the name of the NFL player who legally changed his name to match the number on his jersey? (Answer: Chad Johnson)

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The Olympics

Trivia Question # 44:  How many medals did China win at the Beijing Olympics? (Answer: 100)

Trivia Question # 45:  How many sports were included in the 2008 Summer Olympics? (Answer: 28)

Trivia Question # 46:  What was the first sport that women were allowed to participate in in The Olympics? (Answer: Tennis)

Trivia Question # 47:  How long is the free skate in figure skating for men? (Answer: Four and a half minutes)

Trivia Question # 48:  How many Olympic games were held in countries that no longer exist? (Answer: 3)

Trivia Question # 49:  What was the first city to host the Olympics twice? (Answer: Paris)

Trivia Question # 50:  How many Olympic games have been hosted in Africa? (Answer: Zero)

Trivia Question # 51:  During the first ever modern Olympics, what were the first place winners awarded? (Answer: Silver Medals)

Trivia Question # 52:  What year were the first known Olympic games held? (Answer: 776 B.C.)

Trivia Question # 53:  What is the official motto for the Olympics? (Answer: Citius, Altius, Fortius)

Trivia Question # 54:  The Greeks sacrificed which animal at the conclusion of the earliest Olympic games? (Answer: Oxen)

Trivia Question # 55:  Which Olympic athlete was later a prisoner of war in World War II? (Answer: Louis Zamperini)

Trivia Question # 56:  In the 1904 Olympics, which American athlete with a wooden leg won six gold medals for gymnastics? (Answer: George Eyser)

Trivia Question # 57:  What year did snowboarding make its Olympic debut?  (Answer: 1998)

Trivia Question # 58:  Which American figure skater became the youngest winner ever in the Winter Olympics? (Answer: Tara Lipinski)

The Olympics

We hope your team had a great time going head-to-head over your sports knowledge.  We’re sure your team learned something new about the wide world of sports. If your team is interested in more trivia questions then try these office trivia or movie trivia questions. If you're looking to host a trivia event for your team but don’t want to do all the work of putting it together, then check out our Trivia Night team activity where we run the whole event for you.

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