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    Boxing Trivia

    Trivia about all things boxing including professional boxing and Olympic boxing.

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    Horse Racing Trivia

    Horse racing trivia questions including questions about the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.

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    Motorsports Trivia

    Motorsports trivia questions including questions about NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar and more.

  • Running Trivia

    Running Trivia

    Trivia about all things running including major marathons, track and field, and Olympic running events.

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    Sailing Trivia

    Trivia about all things sailing including the America's Cup.

  • Tennis Trivia

    Tennis Trivia

    Trivia about all things tennis including the Tennis Grand Slam events.

First Heavyweight Title for Muhammad Ali

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When did boxing great Muhammad Ali win his first heavyweight title and who did he defeat?

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Muhammad Ali won his first heavyweight title on February 25, 1964 in a title fight in Miami, Florida. He defeated Sonny Liston when Liston failed to answer the bell in the 7th round.

First Masters Winner Not From United States

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Who was the first non-American golfer to win the Masters Golf Tournament?

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In 1961, Gary Player of South Africa won the Masters with a score of 8 under par to become the first golfer from outside of the United States to win the Masters. Gary Player went on to win the Masters again in 1974 and 1978.

First Class in International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame

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The International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame was founded by the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1980. It’s goal is to recognize female athletes and coaches who have made history in women’s sports. Who were the inductees in its first year of operation, 1980?

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In 1980 the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame inducted its first class: Inducted that year were:

  • Billie Jean King – Tennis
  • Eleanor Holm* – Swimming
  • Althea Gibson* – Tennis
  • Amelia Earhart* – Aviator
  • Gertrude Ederle* – Swimming
  • Patty Berg* – Golf
  • Wilma Rudolph* – Track & Field
  • Janet Guthrie – Auto Racing
  • Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias* – Golf, Track

* Deceased

First American Man to Win Wimbledon Singles in the Open Era

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Who was the first male tennis player from the United States to win the Wimbledon men’s singles championship since the advent of the open era (1968 on)?

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The first tennis player from the United States to win the Wimbledon men’s singles championship in the open era (since 1968) was Stan Smith who won the men’s singles in 1972.

Most Consecutive Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Titles

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What female tennis player holds the record for the most consecutive Wimbledon ladies’ singles championships?

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Martina Navratilova holds the record for the most consecutive Wimbledon ladies’ singles titles with 6 in-a-row from 1982 to 1987. This records stands for both the open era (1968 on) and the pre-open era (before 1968).

First Golfer to Win Back-to-Back US Open Championships

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Who was the first golfer to win back-to-back US Open Championships?

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Willie Anderson of Scotland not only was the first golfer to win back-to-back US Open Championships, he is the first and only golfer to win the US Open three times in a row (1903, 1904, 1905). He also won the US Open in 1901, making him one of only four golfers to win the US Open four times.

NASCAR White Flag

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What does the white flag mean in a NASCAR race?

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In a NASCAR race, the white flag signifies one lap remaining in the race. For a complete description of NASCAR’s flags see NASCAR RACING FLAGS.

Jack Nicklaus 1st Professional Win

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What was the first professional win for golfer Jack Nicklaus?

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The first professional win for Jack Nicklaus was also his first major championship victory – the 1962 U.S. Open. In that match he defeated golf great Arnold Palmer in an 18 round playoff.

Fastest Belmont Stakes Win

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What horse holds the record for the fastest time in the Belmont Stakes?

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In 1973 Secretariat set the Belmont Stakes speed record with a time of 2:24.00. At that time Secretariat also set the record for the largest margin of victory with a win of 31 lengths. Secretariat was inducted into the National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in 1974.

Most French Open Singles Championships

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What tennis players have the most French Open (Open Era – after 1967) singles championships?

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The winners of the most French Open singles championships in the Open Era to date (2014) are:

  • Men’s Singles: Rafael Nadal with 8 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Women’s Singles: Chris Evert with 7 (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986)