Sports Quiz of the Year 2018

Here are a series of questions on some of the notable events in sport in 2018 with some emphasis given to British sport. It is divided into sections. Some questions are pretty easy but others are much trickier. Good luck with it.
The Football World Cup
1 Who did Russia beat 5-0 in the opening match?
2 Who did England score six goals against in the group stages?
3 Who did Belgium trail 2-0 in the last sixteen match before winning 3-2?
4 England beat which country in the last sixteen of the World Cup in a penalty shootout?
5 Who scored the winning goal against England in the semi-final?
6 What was the final score in the world cup final?
7 Who won the Golden Boot at the football World Cup?
8 Who was the manager of the victorious French team?
Other Football
9 Which Liverpool player had to be substituted in the Champions League final after injuring his arm when tackled by Sergio Ramos?
10 Which English woman won the Champions League with Lyon and scored against her former team Man City in the semi-final?
Commonwealth Games
11 Who scored the winning point when England’s netball team beat Australia in the Commonwealth Games final?
12 Where were the Commonwealth Games held?
British Sport
13 Which former England cricket captain retired from Test cricket in the summer after scoring a record number of runs for his country?
14 Which British woman won the 100m, 200m and relay gold at the European athletics championships?
15 What did the British men’s ice-hockey team manage to do for the first time in two decades?
16 Which two horses were involved in an epic duel at the Cheltenham Gold Cup and who won?
17 Which horse retained her Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe title?
18 Who became the first Briton to win the British Women’s Open golf championship since 2009?
19 Which British city hosted the first combined European championships covering different sports?
20 Which British swimmer broke the world record for the 100m breaststroke?
21 Which three British cyclists won the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana?
22 Which British woman won the world triathlon series title?
23 Which British woman won the individual gold at the world three day event championships?
24 Tai Woffinden won his third world individual title at which sport, the most ever by a Briton?
25 Which former British Paralympic medallist at swimming won a world title in her new sport of paracanoeing?
26 Which British man won a dramatic gold at the world Modern Pentathlon championships?
27 Which Scottish woman won a world shooting title?
28 Who became Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth Games athlete by winning a fifth gold in bowls?
29 Who won his fourth consecutive world superbike title?
30 Who won his third world snooker title, fifteen years after his previous title?
31 Who was the surprise winner of the PDC world darts title?
32 How many world Formula One championships has Lewis Hamilton won?
33 Which Briton won the world downhill mountain bike title for the fifth time?
Outstanding Individuals
34 Which woman won three world titles at track cycling?
35 Which woman won a record fourth all-round gymnastics world individual title?
36 Who won the World Singles Championship for the third time, the first ever female badminton player to have achieved this feat?
37 Who became the first woman boxer to win six gold medals in the AIBA World Boxing Championships?
38 Who won gold at both K1 and C1 at the world canoe slalom championships?
39 Which Russian won five golds at the world rhythmic gymnastics championships?
40 Who won his fifth world Moto GP title?
41 Which partnership became the first Europeans to win maximum points in the Ryder Cup?
42 Which boxer won a controversial decision over Gennadiy Golovkin to win the world middleweight title?
43 Who won the US Open tennis title defeating Serena Williams in a controversial final?
44 Which player defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon and went on to reach the final?
45 Sanita Pušpure, the world single sculls rowing champion, was born in Latvia and competed for them but won the title representing which country?
46 Janja Garnbret Of Slovenia won two world titles in which sport that will appear in the Olympics for the first time in 2020?
47 Which man broke the world marathon record?
Team Sports
48 Who was the Australian captain involved in the sandpaper cricket ball scandal?
49 How many innings were required to decide Game Four of baseball’s World Series between the Red Sox and the Dodgers, a record for the Series?
50 Which team surprisingly reached the final of the women’s hockey world cup for the first time?
51 Which team did the Grand Slam in winning the 6 Nations rugby union championship?
52 Who contested the final of the women’s T20 cricket world cup?
53 Which team retained their NBA basketball crown?
54 Which country won men’s and women’s world rugby sevens titles?
55 How was history made by the winning team in the rugby league challenge cup final?
56 Which team won their first Superbowl?
The Winter Olympics
57 Where were the Winter Olympic Games held?
58 What was the unique achievement of Ester Ledecka at the Winter Olympics?
59 Which British skier won four medals including one gold at the Winter Paralympics?
60 Which British woman became the first Briton ever to win gold medals at two Winter Olympics and in what event?
61 Name any of the four British competitors who won Winter Olympic bronze medals?
62 Which German pair were the only figure skaters to win both Olympic and world titles?
63 Which nation won most medals at the Winter Olympics?
64 Which Dutch woman won an individual gold medal for the fourth Olympics in a row, the first time this had been achieved by a Winter Olympian?
65 What unusual result occurred in the men’s two man bobsleigh?
66 Who won gold in the 30 kilometre classical cross-country skiing event, bringing her total Olympic medal haul to fifteen, the most won by any athlete (male or female) in Winter Olympics?
THE ANSWERS
1 Saudi Arabia
2 Panama
3 Japan
4 Colombia
5 Mario Mandzukic
6 France 4-2 Croatia
7 Harry Kane
8 Didier Deschamps
9 Mo Salah
10 Lucy Bronze
11 Helen Housby
12 The Gold Coast in Australia
13 Alistair Cook
14 Dina Asher-Smith
15 Qualify for the top level of the world championships
16 Native River got the better of Might Bite
17 Enable
18 Georgia Hall
19 Glasgow
20 Adam Peaty
21 Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates
22 Vicky Holland
23 Ros Canter
24 Speedway
25 Charlotte Henshaw
26 James Cooke
27 Seonaid McIntosh
28 Alex Marshall
29 Jonathan Rea
30 Mark Williams
31 Rob Cross
32 Five
33 Rachel Atherton
34 Kirsten Wild
35 Simone Biles
36 Carolina Marin
37 Mary Kom
38 Jessica Fox
39 Dina Averina
40 Marc Marquez
41 Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood
42 Canelo Álvarez
43 Naomi Osaka
44 Kevin Anderson
45 Ireland
46 Sport Climbing
47 Eliud Kipchoge
48 Steve Smith
49 Eighteen
50 Ireland who lost to the Netherlands
51 Ireland
52 Australia beat England
53 Golden State Warriors
54 New Zealand
55 Catalans Dragons were the first team from outside England to win the Cup
56 The Philadelphia Eagles
57 Pyongchang, South Korea
58 She became the first person to win golds in two different sports at the same Games when winning titles at skiing and snowboarding
59 Menna Fitzpatrick with guide Jennifer Kehoe
60 Lizzy Yarnold in skeleton bob
61 Dominic Parsons, Izzy Atkin, Laura Deas, Billy Morgan
62 Aliona Savchenko And Bruno Massot
63 Norway
64 Ireen Wüst
65 There was a tie for gold, only the second time in history that two countries had tied for a gold medal in this particular event
66 Marit Bjørgen

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