The 250 Sports History trivia questions and answers below cover the originating aspects of almost every sport known to man. Sports have been a significant piece of recorded history, with many notable events. There were founders, influences, and usually, interesting reasons that these games came to exist. Over time, these games would evolve into professional sports with governing bodies, official rules, prestigious awards, and exceptional athletes.
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1.1 American Football Trivia
1.2 Archery Trivia
1.3 Association Football Soccer Sports History Trivia
1.4 Australian Rules Football Sports History Trivia
1.5 Baseball Sports History Trivia
1.6 Basketball Sports History Trivia
1.7 Chess Sports History Trivia
1.8 Cricket Sports History Trivia
1.9 Cue Sports Billiard Sports History Trivia
1.10 Curling Sports History Trivia
1.11 Cycling Sports History Trivia
1.12 Hockey Sports History Trivia
1.13 Figure Skating Sports History Trivia
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1.14 Formula One Sports History Trivia
1.15 Lacrosse Sports History Trivia
1.16 Mixed Martial Arts Sports History Trivia
1.17 Professional Wrestling Sports History Trivia
1.18 Rodeo Sports History Trivia
1.19 Rugby League Sports History Trivia
1.20 Rugby Union Sports History Trivia
1.21 Skiing Sports History Trivia
1.22 Snowboarding Sports History Trivia
1.23 Surfing Sports History Trivia
1.24 Swimming Sports History Trivia
1.25 Tennis Sports History Trivia
1.26 Water Polo Sports History Trivia
1.27 Wrestling Sports History Trivia
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The following 250 Sports history trivia questions focuses on the history of sports, founders, key players, rules, governing bodies, and significant events of every popular sport in existence. Sports history trivia can be a fun way to learn more about the history of sports, and it can also be a competitive way to test your knowledge. Read on and challenge yourself!
American Football Sports History Trivia
American football is referred to simply as football in the United States. It is a team sport played by two eleven player teams on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The team with possession of the oval-shaped football that attempts to advance down the field by running with the ball or passing it is the offense. The team without the ball attempting to stop the offense’s advance and take possession of the ball is the defense. The team that scores the most points by the end of the game is the winner.
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American Football Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
1. Who is known as the father of American football, created the line of scrimmage and the system of downs?
2. What was the Heisman Memorial Trophy called originally?
The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy or the DAC Trophy
3. In what year was the first legal forward pass thrown in American Football?
4. What was the original name of the National Football League?
The American Professional Football Association or APFA
5. In what year were hashmarks introduced into the NFL?
6. Who was the first player to ever be drafted in the NFL draft?
7. Which two college teams played in the first ever televised football game?
The Fordham Rams & the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets
8. Which two 1958 NFL football teams played in what is widely known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played”?
The Baltimore Colts & the New York Giants
9. What rival football league to the National Football Association began in 1960?
The American Football League or AFL
10. What was the Super Bowl called originally?
The AFL–NFL World Championship Game
Archery Sports History Trivia
Archery as a sport uses a bow to shoot arrows at targets. It is mainly a competitive sport of modern times and even a recreational activity. A person who practices archery is typically called an archer or a bowman. A person who is an expert at archery is sometimes called a marksman.
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Archery Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
11. What is the name of the official governing body for all forms of archery in the UK?
12. What was the original name of the Archery GB?
The Grand National Archery Society
13. What is the name of the ceremonial archery unit that serves as the Sovereign’s bodyguard in Scotland?
The Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland, The Royal Company of Archers
14. Who was the American doctor, teacher, author and outdoorsman, most famously known as the father of modern bow hunting, and for his close relationship with Ishi, the last member of the Yahi tribe?
Saxton Temple Pope
15. Who first took up archery in 1845, and within four years won the Grand National Archery Meeting championships eleven consecutive times, making him known as one of the greatest target archers of all time?
Horace A. Ford
16. What is the title of Horace A. Ford’s 1856 all-time classic archery book?
Archery: Its Theory and Practice
17. For how many years was archery absent from Olympic competition?
18. In what year was archery reintroduced to Olympic competition after ceasing in 1920?
19. What is the name of the national governing body for the sport of archery in the United States?
USA Archery or USAA
20. What is the name of the international governing body for the Olympic sport of archery?
Archery Federations World Archery
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Association Football Soccer Sports History Trivia
Association football is more commonly known as Soccer in America. It is a team sport played with a ball, between two 11 player teams. It is played by about 250 million players all over the world. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team by kicking the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing team’s goal.
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Association Football Soccer Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
21. In what year was association football (soccer) introduced to Olympic competition?
22. Which association football club (soccer) was recognized by FIFA as the oldest existing club still playing football in the world?
Sheffield Football Club or Sheffield F.C.
23. What is the name of the official codified rules of association football (soccer)?
Laws of the Game of LOTG
24. Who drafted the first Laws of the Game at his home in Barnes, London, that are today used in soccer (football) matches all over the world, making him known as the father of Association Football (soccer)?
Ebenezer Cobb Morley
25. What is the considered to be the highest governing body of association football (soccer)?
26. What does the acronym FIFA stand for?
Fédération Internationale de Football Association or The International Federation of Association Football
27. What is the oldest active national association football (soccer) competition in world?
The Football Association Challenge Cup or the FA Cup
28. Which two countries participated in what is recognized by FIFA as the first international association football (soccer) match in history?
Scotland & England
29. Which national team won the first ever World Cup?
Australian Rules Football Sports History Trivia
Australian Rules Football or Footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of 18 players on an oval field. The field is often a modified cricket ground. Six points are scored in the game by kicking the ball between the central goal posts. Kicking the ball between a central and outer post is worth one point. The team that scores the most points is the winner by the end of the match.
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Australian Rules Football Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
30. Members from which football club codified the laws which became the rules of Australian football?
Melbourne Football Club
31. What two schools in 1858, played the earliest known record of a Victorian football match with modified rules?
St Kilda Grammar School & Melbourne Grammar School
32. What is the name of the historic private school Australian rules football competition which has been played annually between Melbourne Grammar School and the Scotch College since 1858?
The Cordner–Eggleston Cup
33. How many rules for Australian football were created and instituted by the Melbourne Football Club in 1859?
34. What was the name of the indigenous Australian game involving a possum skin ball, which is believed by some to be the inspiration for Australian rules football?
35. In the 19th and 20th centuries, who was widely accepted as the father of Australian rules football?
36. What was the Australian Football League’s original name?
The Victorian Football League or VFL
37. In what year was the AFL (originally the Victorian Football League or VFL) founded?
38. What was the Australian football stadium Waverley Park formerly known as?
39. In what year was the VFL premiership trophy first awarded along with a pennant flag?
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Baseball Sports History Trivia
Baseball is a game played between two opposing nine player teams, that take turns batting and fielding using a bat and a ball. The pitcher throws the ball, with the opposing player attempting to hit it with a bat. The offensive team is trying to hit the ball into the field of play to run four bases and score. The defensive team is trying to prevent batters from becoming runners, and advancing around all four bases. The team that scores the most runs by the end of nine innings is the winner.
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Baseball Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
40. In 1903, sportswriter Henry Chadwick published an article speculating that baseball was derived from what English game?
41. Who was declared by the Mills Commission to be the father of baseball, widely believed for years to have invented the game in 1839 but later disproven?
42. Who was the first team believed to have played baseball under the modern rules of the game?
The New York Knickerbockers
43. What was the first organization governing American baseball called?
The National Association of Base Ball Players or the NABBP
44. In what year were the first baseball games charging admission played?
45. In what year were baseball clubs allowed to begin compensating players and declare themselves “professional”?
46. What was the first team in baseball history to declare themselves “professional”?
The Cincinnati Red Stockings
47. Who was the first African American baseball player to be open about his black heritage and to play in the 1884 major leagues?
Moses Fleetwood Walker
48. Which professional baseball team won the first World Series championship title?
The Boston Red Sox
Basketball Sports History Trivia
Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each play on a rectangular court, with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the opposing team’s ten foot high hoop. A field goal is worth two points, with field goals made from behind the three-point line being worth three points. The team that scores more points by the end of the set time is the winner.
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Basketball Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
49. Who created the sport of basketball in 1891?
50. How many rules were in the original game of “basket ball”?
51. In what year were the first games of basketball organized outside of the United States in Paris, India, Japan, and Persia?
52. What was the name of the first professional basketball league, founded in 1898?
The National Basketball League or NBL
53. Who won the first National Basketball League championship?
The Trenton Nationals
54. What was the name of the 1922 first all-black player basketball team?
The New York Renaissance, the Rens, or the Harlem Renaissance
55. What is the first known U.S. college to field a basketball team against an outside opponent?
56. What was the original name of the National Basketball Association (NBA) before it absorbed most of the National Basketball League and rebranded?
The Basketball Association of America or BAA
57. In what year was the The Basketball Association of America formed (BAA)?
58. Which team was the first ever BAA champion?
The Philadelphia Warriors
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Chess Sports History Trivia
Chess is a board game played between two players. Contemporary chess is an organized sport with international leagues, tournaments, and governing bodies. The current form of the game played today was birthed in Southern Europe during the 15th century. It is an abstract strategy game, played on a square board, with 64 squares arranged evenly in a grid. Each player controls sixteen pieces at each end of the board. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king and leave no way to escape.
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Chess Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
59. What is the name of the precursor game to chess, that originated in India in the 6th century?
60. Who was the Spanish chess player and author of the first still existing book on chess, Repetición de Amores y Arte de Ajedrez (Repetition of Love and the Art of Playing Chess), published in 1497?
Luis Ramirez de Lucena
61. In 1843, what was the name of book published by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa and Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, which was the first comprehensive manual of chess theory?
Handbuch des Schachspiels or Handbook of Chess
62. Who won the first modern chess tournament held in London 1851?
63. Who won what is considered to be the first official World Chess Championship, held in 1886?
64. What is the name of the 1958 authored work by Russian composer Vladimir Korolkov, in which the White side wins only by making six consecutive captures by a pawn in chess?
65. Who held the longest tenure ever as chess World Champion, for 27 years?
66. In what year was the Women’s World Chess Championship first held?
67. What American chess player defeated the Russian Chess World Champion, finally ending the Soviet domination of the sport in 1972?
68. What was the name of the IBM supercomputer that beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997?
Cricket Sports History Trivia
Cricket is a sport played between two teams of eleven players on a 22-yard pitch with a wicket at each end, a bat, and a ball. The fielding team bowls the ball from one end of the pitch towards the wicket at the other end, and the batting side has two players at the opposite end of the pitch aiming to strike the ball with a bat. Runs are scored either by the ball reaching the field boundary, or if the batters can swap ends of the pitch. The fielding side’s aim is to prevent run-scoring by, the bowled ball hitting the stumps and dislodging the bails, catching a hit ball before it touches the ground, or hitting a wicket with the ball before a batter can cross the crease line to complete a run. The team that scores the most runs by the end of all innings is the winner.
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Cricket Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
69. What was the name of the social club that is famous for its organization of 18th century cricket matches and by the late 1770s it was the foremost cricket club in England?
70. Who was the English Hambledon Club professional cricketer who had one of the longest careers on record, playing from about 1756 to 1798, and is generally regarded as the greatest batsman of the 18th century, having been the first to master the use of the modern straight bat?
71. What two countries participated in the first International cricket game in 1844?
Canada & the United States of America
72. In what year was the overarm style of bowling in cricket made legal in match play?
73. What is the form of cricket played between two individuals, who take turns at bat and bowl against each other, where the one bowling is assisted by a team of fielders, who remain as fielders at the change of innings, and the winner is the one who scores more runs?
Single Wicket Cricket
74. What is the highest-standard official classification of international or domestic cricket matches called?
75. What is the form of the sport of cricket with the longest match duration called?
76. What is the version of the sport of cricket in which a match is generally completed in one day called?
Limited Overs Cricket or One-day Cricket
77. In what year was the first cricket World Cup played?
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Cue Sports Billiard Sports History Trivia
Cue or Billiard Sports are a wide variety of skill games played with a cue. The cue is a stick used to strike billiard balls and cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table, with elastic bumpers known as cushions around the edge of the inside of the table. Modern billiard cue sports may be used to refer to games such as pool, snooker, or Russian pyramid. Each game having differences in game detail, but similar in concept.
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Cue Sports Billiard Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
78. Most cue sports are generally regarded to have evolved from what kind of games?
79. What was the forerunner implement used prior to the cue for billiard sports?
80. Who in 15th century history was known to have the first indoor billiard table?
King Louis XI of France
81. What is the woven wool or wool/nylon blend “felt” that covers most cue sport tables called?
82. What form of cue sports refers to the games played on tables without pockets, usually 10 feet in length?
83. What is the name of the cue sport that combines the aspects of carom billiards and pool?
84. What was English Billiards originally called?
The Winning and Losing Carambole Game
85. Which cue sport is played on a rectangular table covered by green cloth with six pockets, where the players take turn striking the cue ball to pot the other twenty-one balls in the correct sequence, accumulating points for each pot, and matches ending with one of the players having won a predetermined number of frames?
86. What is the form of pocket billiards played on a modified snooker table with narrower pockets, that uses 16 white numbered balls, and a red or yellow cue ball called?
Russian Pyramid or Russian Billiards
87. In what year was the first World Nine-ball Championships held?
Curling Sports History Trivia
Curling is a sport where two teams of four players slide stones on ice toward a target area. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. On each throw, the path of the rock may be influenced by two sweepers with brushes, that sweep the ice in front of the stone to decrease friction, and make the stone travel a straighter and longer distance. The team that lands more stones resting closest to the center of the target area accumulates the highest score and wins. The game is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones once.
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Curling Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
88. Which curling club claims to be the first club in the world, having been formally constituted in 1716 and is still in existence today?
Kilsyth Curling Club
89. What is the name of the estate in Scotland that contains the oldest curling ponds in the world?
The Colzium House and Estate
90. Which curling club is recognized by the International Olympic Committee to have developed the first official rules for the sport in 1836?
The Grand Caledonian Curling Club or The Royal Caledonian
91. What country is the only known to have used irons rather than stones for curling until the early 1900s?
92. What is the world governing body for curling accreditation called?
The World Curling Federation or WCF
93. What was the original name of the World Curling Federation?
The International Curling Federation or ICF
94. What is the name of the oldest curling club in North America, established in 1807?
The Royal Montreal Curling Club
95. What was the name of the first curling championship, held in 1959 Scotland?
The Scotch Cup
96. What was the name of the skip who called the shots for the 1959 Canadian team Champions?
97. In what year was curling established as a medal sport in the Winter Olympics?
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Cycling Sports History Trivia
Cycling, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport. People engaged in cycling are typically referred to as “cyclists”. Cycling has become a highly competitive and revered sport throughout the world. Large races became popular during the 1890s, which is also known as the “Golden Age of Cycling”; during this time, races started popping up all over the world. Almost every major city in the US had track racing events. The most famous bicycle race today is the Tour de France.
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Cycling Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
98. In what year did the first documented cycling race take place?
99. Who won the first documented cycling race that took place at the Park of Saint Cloud, Paris?
100. What is the name of the oldest established bicycle racing club in the United States?
The St. Louis Cycling Club
101. What is the name of the first woman to bicycle around the world?
102. What is the name of the world governing body for cycling and international competitive cycling events?
The Union Cycliste Internationale or UCI
103. In what year was the first tour de France held?
104. What is the most popular form of professional bike racing?
Road Bicycle Racing
105. Which form of cycle racing takes place in the autumn and winter consisting of many laps of 1–2 mile course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles requiring the rider to dismount, carry the bike and remount in one motion?
106. What type of cycle racing takes place off road in sprints on purpose-built off-road single-lap tracks typically on single-gear bicycles where riders navigate a dirt course of jumps, banked, and flat corners?
107. What form of cycle racing is performed on short outdoor dirt tracks, 70–90 m in length?
Hockey Sports History Trivia
Hockey includes both summer and winter team sports played either on outdoor fields, sheets of ice, or dry floors. In each of these sports, two teams play against each other by maneuvering either a ball or a puck, into the opponent’s goal using a hockey stick. Hockey has become an international sport today, played professionally, as well as in the Olympics.
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Hockey Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
108. What year did field hockey first appear at the Olympic Games as a men’s competition?
109. What three countries were the only three to participate in the first Summer Olympic field hockey matches?
England, Ireland, and Scotland
110. What is the name of the first women’s field hockey club that was founded in 1887?
The Molesey Ladies Hockey Club
111. What is the name of the international governing body of field hockey and indoor field hockey, headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland?
The Fédération Internationale de Hockey or FIH
112. In what year was women’s field hockey brought to the Olympic Games?
113. What is the name of the highest highest ranking professional hockey league in Russia?
The Kontinental Hockey League or the KHL
114. How many teams are currently in the National Hockey League?
115. How many Canadian teams are currently in the NHL?
116. How many United States teams are currently in the NHL?
117. Who is the Stanley cup named after?
Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley
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Figure Skating Sports History Trivia
Figure Skating is an individuals, pairs, or group sport, performed on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport to be included in the 1908 Olympic Games. The Olympic events include singles, pair skating, and ice dance. Non-Olympic disciplines include Theater on Ice, synchronized skating, and four skating. Figure skating is an acrobatic sport that includes spins, jumps, lifts, and throws.
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Figure Skating Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
118. In what year were the first European Championships of figure skating held?
119. In what year were the first World Championships of figure skating held?
120. In what year did figure skating become part of the first Winter Olympics?
121. Where were the first Winter Olympics held?
122. What is the name of the American skater that invented the sit spin?
123. Where were the first European Figure Skating Championships held?
124. Where were the first Figure Skating World Championships held?
Saint Petersburg, Russia
125. Who developed his own ice skates with slightly serrated blades, giving enough traction on ice for long jumps?
126. What is the name of the jump created by German figure skater Werner Rittberger?
The Loop Jump
Formula One Sports History Trivia
Formula One is the highest class of international open-wheel single-seater formula racing that has existed since 1950. It is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. A Formula One season is made up of a series of races which take place worldwide, on purpose-built circuits and closed public roads. This series is the Grand Prix, which uses points to determine World Championships
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Formula One Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
127. What is the name of the governing body for many auto racing events, such as the Formula One?
Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile or FIA
128. In what year was modern formula one established?
129. Who won the 1946 Turin Grand Prix?
130. What race team won the 1946 Turin Grand Prix?
131. Who is the most successful female F1 driver that scored a half point in the 1975 Spanish GP?
132. How many times has the number “13” been assigned in F1 history?
133. Who is the only driver to ever be black flagged and disqualified for driving too slowly?
134. What was the average age of the first world championship race car drivers?
39 Years Old
Lacrosse Sports History Trivia
Lacrosse is the oldest organized North American sport. It is played in teams using a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. The sport’s origins come from 17th century indigenous Canada. The game was modified by European colonists overtime to reduce violence and create its current competitive form. Players use the lacrosse stick to maneuver, pass, and shoot the ball at their opponents goal. The sport is played indoor and outdoor with varying rules, and modified equipment.
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Lacrosse Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
135. What is the name of the first organized lacrosse club in the United States, established in 1868?
The Mohawk Lacrosse Club
136. In what year did lacrosse become a sport in the World Games?
137. In what year did lacrosse become summer Olympic sport?
138. What is another name for indoor lacrosse?
139. In what year did lacrosse become a professional sport?
140. What was the name of the professional indoor lacrosse league founded in 1987?
The Major Indoor Lacrosse League
141. What is the name of the professional lacrosse league founded in 2019?
The Premier Lacrosse League
Mixed Martial Arts Sports History Trivia
Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that utilizes striking, grappling and ground fighting, from various international combat sports. Inter-style contests took place throughout the world using little to no rules in the early 20th century. The Gracie family promoted their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu using these styles of matches and helped put todays premier MMA organizations, on the map in their earlier days.
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Mixed Martial Arts Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
142. Who did Milo Savage fight in the first televised 1963 MMA bout in North America?
143. What is the name of the fighting style that Bruce Lee developed, used, and taught?
Jeet Kune Do
144. What organization hosted the first Vale Tudo Japan tournament in the summer of 1994?
145. Who is the current President of the UFC?
146. Who fought Antonio Inoki in Japan in 1976 in a mixed rules fight?
147. Masakatsu Funaki and Minoru Suzuki founded what fighting organization in 1993?
148. Which Japanese mixed martial arts promotion began in 1997, going on to hold sixty MMA events until being sold in 2007?
Pride Fighting Championship
149. What MMA promotion purchased Pride in 2007?
150. What company purchased the UFC in 2001 for $2 million?
151. What American mixed martial arts promotion, made up of the 135 lb, 145 lb, and 155 lb weight classes was purchased by Zuffa in 2006?
Professional Wrestling Sports History Trivia
Professional Wrestling or Pro wrestling, is a combination of highly athletic stunt work, sports entertainment, story line, characters, and performance art. Exhibition matches are held using larger storylines, promotions, interviews, and character development, to culminate in larger marquee events and higher stakes matches. The wrestlers use personas to promote their matches, and develop characters with signature styles and moves used in events.
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Professional Wrestling Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
152. In what year did Vince McMahon purchase the WWF from his father?
153. In what year was the first pay per view event WrestleMania televised?
154. What was the name of the WCWs yearly pay per view broadcast event regarded as their version of WrestleMania?
155. Who purchased the majority of JCPs assets and formed the WCW?
156. In what year did the WWF create their prime time cable TV Monday Night Raw program?
157. What network aired the WWF program Monday Night Raw when it first came out?
The USA Network
158. What TV program was launched by the WCW to compete with Monday Night Raw in 1995?
159. What was the name of the wrestling stable led by former WWF wrestlers Hulk Hogan, Razor Ramon, and Diesel in the WCW?
The New World Order
160. Who did Bret Hart lose his title to at the “Montreal Screwjob”?
161. What was the name of the 1997 attitude era group comprised of Shawn Michael, Triple H, Rick Rude, X-Pac, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and Chyna?
D Generation X
Rodeo Sports History Trivia
Rodeo is a competitive equestrian sport. It was birthed from the working practices of cattle herding in Spain and Mexico. It would eventually expand throughout the Americas. Today, it is a popular sporting event that involves horses and other livestock. Competitions are designed to test the skill and speed of the competitors. American-style professional rodeos are generally made up of a variety of competitive events such as, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding, bull riding and more.
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Rodeo Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
162. In what year did the Rodeo Association of America form?
163. What venue was the World Series Rodeo held in 1934?
Madison Square Garden
164. When rain spoiled the 1930 rodeo at Miller’s 101 Ranch, what animals were raced instead of horses?
165. What did the Cowboy Turtle Association change their name to in 1945?
The Rodeo Cowboys Association
166. What did the Rodeo Cowboys Association change their name to in 1975?
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or PRCA
167. In what year was the Girl’s Rodeo Association started by a group of Texas ranch women?
168. In what year did the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association form?
169. What is the name of the premier rodeo event in the United States organized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association?
The National Finals Rodeo
170. In what year did the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame open?
Rugby League Sports History Trivia
Rugby League Football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. Rugby league’s rules have progressively changed to produce a faster and more entertaining game, appealing to spectators. Points are scored by carrying the ball and touching it to the ground beyond the opposing team’s goal line, or can be scored by kicking goals. The opposing teams attempt to stop one another from scoring. The team with the most points by the end of the match, wins.
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Rugby League Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
171. In what year did the first international rugby league match take place?
172. In what year was the first televised international rugby league match broadcast?
173. In what year was the first rugby league World Cup held?
174. What is the name of the series that is a best-of-three series of test matches between the English and Australian national rugby league football teams?
175. In what year was the first rugby league game in Australia televised?
176. What was the name of the top division of rugby league in England between 1895 and 1996?
Rugby Football League Championship First Division
177. In what year did the Super League begin?
178. Who do the Super League champions play in the World Club Challenge?
The National Rugby League Champions
Rugby Union Sports History Trivia
Rugby Union is a high contact team sport that originated in England. The sport is based on running with the ball in hand. The game is played between two 15 player teams, with an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field. The pitch has H-shaped goalposts at each end of the field and the overall objective is to score more points than the opposition through tries and goals. A try is worth five points if it is scored by grounding the ball in the opposition’s in-goal. A kick at a goal is then attempted for two points by kicking the ball between the H-shaped goal posts and above the crossbar.
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Rugby Union Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
179. What was the governing body for rugby union called originally?
The International Rugby Football Board or IRFB
180. In what year was the Rugby World Cup men’s rugby union tournament first held?
181. What is the name of the Cup that is awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup?
The Webb Ellis Cup
182. What is the name of the current world governing body for the sport of rugby union?
183. In what year was rugby declared an “open” game, finally sanctioning professional play?
184. What place is considered the birthplace of Rugby football?
185. In what year were the first set of Rugby rules published by three boys at Rugby School?
186. Who was the first man to score a try in international rugby?
187. What was the first formal rugby team in Australia?
Sydney University Football Club
Skiing Sports History Trivia
Skiing is the use of skis to glide on snow. It is a competitive winter sport with many types of events recognized by international sports governing bodies. Skiing may have been practiced more than 100 centuries ago and is done around the world today. The two main genres of skiing are Alpine skiing and Nordic skiing.
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Skiing Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
188. Who was the first known ski jumper?
189. In what year was the first ski club founded?
190. Where was the first public ski jumping competition held where the first-ever known female ski jumper participated in the competition?
191. In what year was the first female ski jumper recorded?
192. What is the oldest still existing ski club in North America?
The Nansen Ski Club
193. What is the annual long distance cross-country ski race held on the first Sunday of March that starts in the village of Sälen and ends in the town of Mora in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden?
194. In what year did the Winter Olympics begin to include the downhill race event?
195. In what year was mogul skiing added to the Winter Olympics?
196. In what year was women’s ski jumping included in the Winter Olympics?
Snowboarding Sports History Trivia
Snowboarding began as a recreational activity and over time, became a competitive sport. It involves going down a snow-covered mountain, standing on a snowboard that is attached to the rider’s feet. Snowboarding began in the US and was inspired by sledding, surfing, skiing, and skateboarding. It is now a featured sport in the Winter Olympic Games.
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Snowboarding Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
197. In what year did snowboarding become a Winter Olympic sport?
198. What was the name of the monoski predecessor to the snowboard?
199. Who invented the snurfer, the predecessor to the snowboard?
200. Who invented what become the modern day snowboard?
Jake Burton Carpenter
201. Who won the first US National Snowboard race in 1982?
202. In what year was the first World Championship halfpipe competition held?
203. Where was the first snowboarding World Cup held?
204. In what year did the first X Games debut?
205. What is the name of the annual European snowboard contest first started in 1994 by Charly Weger and Andrew Hormont in Innsbruck, Austria?
The Air & Style
206. What company did Jake Burton Carpenter start in 1977?
Surfing Sports History Trivia
Surfing is a water sport where an individual uses a board to ride on the face of a moving wave, usually back to the shore. Surf sufficient Waves are primarily found on ocean shores, but some are also found in open ocean, rivers, lakes, or wave pools.
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Surfing Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
207. In what year did professional surfing contests start?
208. Who was the first female professional surfer?
209. In what year was surfing intended to be added to the summer olympics?
210. Who added the first fin to a surf board in 1935?
211. Who invented the modern wetsuit in 1952?
212. Initially made of wood, what are surfboards made of today?
Polystyrene or Polyurethane
213. Who has won 11 world surfing championships and is regarded as the greatest professional surfer of all time?
Swimming Sports History Trivia
Swimming is a competitive sport that uses specific techniques to move through water individually and in teams. The sport takes place in pools or open water and is one of the most popular Olympic sports. There are varied distance events such as freestyle, individual medley, medley relay, butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, and more.
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Swimming Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
214. What was the name of the first indoor swimming pool that was opened to the public in 1828?
St. George’s Bath
215. Who was the first man to successfully swim the English Channel between England and France?
Captain Matthew Webb
216. In what year was the world’s first women’s swimming championship held in Scotland?
217. In what year were the first swimming events held in olympic competition?
218. How many swimming events were contested in the 1896 Athens Olympics?
219. Who won the first gold medal in an olympic swimming event?
220. What is the name of the stroke most commonly used for the free style event in swimming?
The Front Crawl
221. In what year were women finally allowed to swim in the Summer Olympic Games?
222. Who was the first female swimmer to break a men’s world record?
Tennis Sports History Trivia
Tennis is a sport played with rackets and balls, either individually against a single opponent, or between two teams of two players. Each player uses a strung chord tennis racket to strike a hollow felt covered rubber ball over a net, into the opponent’s court. The object of the game is to strike the ball away from your opponent and not allow a valid return. If a player is unable to return the ball validly, the opposing player receives the point. The player with the most points wins the game.
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Tennis Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
223. Who created the first professional tennis tour in 1926?
C. C. Pyle
224. What is the name of the premier international men’s tennis team event run by the International Tennis Federation?
The Davis Cup
225. What was the name of the premier international women’s tennis team competition when it was launched in 1963?
The Federation Cup
226. What did the name of the Federation Cup become eventually?
The Billie Jean King Cup
227. What is the name of the governing body of world tennis?
The International Tennis Federation or ITF
228. What is the name of the first known book about tennis?
Trattato Del Giuoco
229. Who wrote Trattato Del Giuoco in 1555?
Antonio Scaino da Salothe
230. Who wrote and published the first codification of the rules of tennis in 1599?
231. What is the name of winning the four tournaments that include Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open in the same year?
The Grand Slam
232. Who became the first Wimbledon champion?
Water Polo Sports History Trivia
Water Polo is a water team sport played competitively between two seven player teams. The two teams try to throw the balls into the opposing team’s goal to score points during the four quarter match. Teams take turns playing offense as well as defense depending on which team has possession of the ball. The team with the most goals at the end of the game, wins.
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Water Polo Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
233. Who originally developed the rules of water polo in the mid-nineteenth century?
234. Who was the sport that water polo originated from?
235. What two countries participated in the first international water polo match?
England and Scotland
236. In what year were the first US water polo championships held?
237. In what year was water polo added to the Olympics?
238. What is the international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee for administering international competitions in water sports called?
239. Who invented the air pass in 1928?
240. Who developed the first water polo ball made with an inflatable bladder and rubber fabric cloth?
James R. Smith
241. In what year was women’s water polo included in the olympics?
Wrestling Sports History Trivia
Wrestling is a combat sport that uses grappling techniques and holds. The sport of wrestling is genuinely competitive and differs from pro wrestling, which is sports entertainment. Wrestling has a variety of forms such as Greco-Roman, submission, freestyle, sumo, and others. A bout is a competition between two competitors, who are attempting to gain and maintain a superior position. The rules vary by style, and techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts in modern times.
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Wrestling Sports History Trivia Questions & Answers
242. What are the two forms of regulated competitive styles in wrestling?
Freestyle and Greco-Roman
243. Who became the first Professional World Champion wrestler in 1898?
244. When was Greco-Roman wrestling introduced into the Olympic Games?
245. When was women’s freestyle wrestling added to the Olympics?
246. What were Ed Lewis, Billy Sandow, and Toots Mondt called due to their financial success?
The Gold Dust Trio
247. What was name of the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling founded in 1921?
The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles
248. What is the name of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles now?
United World Wrestling or UWW
249. Who published the rules for collegiate wrestling in 1927?
Dr. Raymond G. Clapp
250. In what year did the first NCAA Wrestling Team Championship take place?