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Sports Quiz -2021

When is National Sports Day?

August 29


Whose birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day in India (August 29)?

Dhyanchand


The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting award, has recently been renamed. What is it known as now?

Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award


What is the Award for Best Sports Coach known as?

Dronacharya Award


When is Kerala State Sports Day?

October 13

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Whose birthday is Kerala Sports Day (October 13)?

G. V. Raja (Colonel Godavarman Raja)


Who is known as the ‘Father of Sports in Kerala’?

Colonel Godavarma Raja


Who is known as the father of the modern Olympics?

Pierre de Coubertin


Who was the first Malayalee athlete to win the Padma Shri award?

PT Usha


When was the first Cricket World Cup held?

1975

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When was the first Commonwealth Games held?

1930


Who is known as the Hockey Wizard?

Dhyan Chand


Which is the national football championship of India?

Santosh Trophy


Which was the first Indian state to pass the Sports Bill?

Kerala


Which was the first sports school in Kerala?

GV Raja Sports School

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Who is the gymnast known as ‘Plastic Girl’?

Nadia Komonechi (Romania)


Which sport is also known as Ping Pong?

Table tennis


Where is the Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex located?

Hiranagar (Jammu)


Where was the first sports museum of India located?

Patiala


The Duleep Trophy is associated with which sport?

Cricket

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Who was the first Malayalee woman to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna?

KM Benamol


Who is also known as ‘Baltimore Bullet’?

Michael Phelps (USA)


Who was the first Indian to win gold in individual event at Asiad?

TC John


Who is popularly known as ‘Flying Sikh’?

Milkha Singh


What is the real name of world famous footballer Pele?

Edison Arantis de Nacimento

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Pele is a world famous footballer from. He is from which country?

Brazil


Who was the first woman to lead the Indian Olympic team?

Shiny Wilson


Who was the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?

Viswanathan Anand


The Wellington Trophy is associated with which sport?

Rowing


The National Institute of Sports Training in India is named after whom?

Subhash Chandra Bose

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Who is popularly known as ‘Golden Girl’ in Indian sports?

PT Usha


The Subrato Mukherjee Cup is associated with which sport?

Football


In which year did Kerala win the Santosh Trophy for the first time?

1973


The word ‘double fault’ is associated with which sport?

Tennis


In which year was FIFA formed?

1904

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Which place is also known as the ‘Mecca of Cricket’?

Lord’s (England)


Inspired by an article in an English newspaper in 1992 entitled ‘Fair Play in Fall Weather’, a set of rules entered the world of sports. What is that law?

Deckworth-Lewis law


Who was the first Indian athlete to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships?

Anju Bobby George


Who was the first Malayalee woman to compete in the Olympics?

PT Usha


The word ‘Ashes’ is associated with which game?

Cricket

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The word ‘Bull’s Eye’ is associated with which sport?

Shooting


The autobiography ‘The Goal’ is by which Indian athlete?

Dhyanchand


Which district is home to the first aquatic complex in Kerala?

Thiruvananthapuram


Which sport is nicknamed ‘Mintnet’?

Volleyball


Who was the first Malayalee to reach the Olympics final?

PT Usha

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In which country is the famous Maracana football stadium located?

Brazil


Which sport is also known as ‘Oscar’?

Lorius Award


Which cricketer is popularly known as Rawalpindi Express?

Shoaib Akhtar


What is the number of squares in a chess board?

64


When did the modern Olympics begin?

1896 (Athens)

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The words pon, rook, bishop and castle are associated with which sport?

Chess


Who is known as the ‘Father of the Asian Games’?

Gurudatta Sodhi


Where is the Indian Olympic Association headquartered?

New Delhi


Who was the first Malayalee footballer to win the Arjuna Award?

IM Vijayan


Which is the highest sports award in Kerala?

G. V Raja Award

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Which sport requires the most space?

Golf


In which Indian state did the game of polo originate?

Manipur


In which country did chess originate?

India


How many rings are on the Olympic Games emblem?

Five rings


Where is the Olympic Museum located?

Lozine

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Known as the ‘Sprint Queen of Asia’?

PT Usha


Who is the only Malayalee to captain the national hockey team?

P R Sreejesh


Where is the Mohali Stadium?

Chandigarh


Who was the first Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics?

Abhinav Bindra


Which sport is popularly known as ‘Poona Game’?

Badminton

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In which sport did Neeraj Chopra win gold at Tokyo Olympics?

Javelin Throw


Which sport is popularly known as soccer?

Football


Payyoli Express Who is popularly known as ‘Golden Girl’?

PT Usha


Which is the oldest sports fair in the world?

The Olympics


Who was the first Malayalee to win the Arjuna Award?

C Balakrishnan (Mountaineering)

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Who is the first Malayalee woman to win the Arjuna Award?

KC Elamma (Volleyball)


Which sport is popularly known as’ Kings’ game ‘?

Chess


Which country won the first Cricket World Cup?

West Indies


Who is known as the Water Queen of India?

Bula Chaudhary


Sudden death is associated with which game?

Football

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Which sport is also known as ping pong?

Table tennis


Where was the first Asian Games held?

New Delhi (1951)


What is the place where golf is played known as?

Course


Which cricketer is popularly known as ‘Mysore Express’?

Javagal Srinath


How many people are needed in football, cricket and hockey?

11 people

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How many players do you need in basketball?

Five


Which was the first Asian country to host the Olympics?

Japan


Who was the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal?

Karnam Malleswari


Which is the most popular sport in the world?

Football


Which cricketer is popularly known as ‘Master Blaster’?

Sachin Tendulkar

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Which place is also known as the cradle of Indian hockey?

Coorg (Karnataka)


Whose work is Straight from the Heart?

Kapil Dev


With which game is the Aga Khan Cup associated?

Hockey


Koneru Hampi is famous for which sport?

Chess


Where is the Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium?

Kolkata

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With which game is the Davis Cup associated?

Tennis


How many players are needed in women’s basketball?

Six


Where did the first cricket club in Kerala come from?

Thalassery


What is the baseball field called?

Diamond


Whose work is Sunny Days?

Sunil Gavaskar

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What was the old name of the Commonwealth Games?

British Empire Games


The Rangaswamy Cup is associated with which sport?

Hockey

Where is the Chinnaswamy Stadium?

Bangalore


Which game is also known as Poona Game?

Badminton


The number of feathers on a shuttlecock?

16

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Jimmy George is famous for which sport?

Volleyball


Which Indian cricketer is popularly known as the Bengal Tiger?

Sourav Ganguly


Which is the national sport of Bangladesh?

Kabaddi


Who was the first Indian player to become the World Junior Chess Champion?

Viswanathan Anand


The birthplace of Kabaddi?

India

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Which is the highest sports award in Kerala?

GV Raja Award


In which country did cricket originate?

England


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