Paul Campbell

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Feb 16

Sports quiz of the week: Winter Olympics, history, goals and disrespect

Who conceded? Who coached? And who was ‘a bit chubby’? Related: Spot the sport – take our Winter Olympics picture quiz Pita Taufatofua is competing in the 15km cross-country event at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. In which event did the Tongan com…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/16/sports-quiz-week-winter-olympics-champions-league-disrespect

Feb 09

Sports quiz of the week: Winter Olympics, Six Nations and bowls

Who is going for gold? Who needs to relax? And who are unbeaten?The 23rd Winter Olympics are under way. Which country has won at least one gold medal at the previous 22 Games?NorwayGermanyNetherlandsUSARussia hosted the 2014 Winter Games and topped the…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/09/sports-quiz-week-champions-league-winter-olympics-six-nations-bowls

Jan 26

Sports quiz of the week: Alexis Sánchez, Kyle Edmund and Javier Mascherano

Who offered congratulations? Who won? And who knows nothing?• Tennis quiz: identify the players at the Australian Open• Football quiz: January transfer windowComplete the sequence: Alexis Sánchez, Memphis Depay, Ángel Di María, Antonio Valencia and ……

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/26/sports-quiz-week-alexis-sanchez-kyle-edmund-javier-mascherano

Jan 19

Sports quiz of the week: Anthony Joshua, Australian Open and worms

Who spat out a wriggler? Who screamed? And who showed up?Wales played 40 friendlies between Ryan Giggs making his Wales debut in 1991 and his retirement from international football in 2007. In how many of them did Giggs play?None102030Who said: “I didn…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/19/sports-quiz-week-joshua-parker-australian-open-football-giggs

Jan 05

Sports quiz of the week: FA Cup derbies, record breakers and Coldplay

Who lived the life? Who ruled Liverpool? And who rued a missed opportunity?• The big sports quiz of the year 2017Everton face Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup. They have met twice in the final of the competition. Which player scored twice in …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/05/sports-quiz-week-fa-cup-liverpool-everton-darts-coldplay

Dec 22

Sports quiz of the week: El Clásico, Ashes thrashings and Bristol City beverages

Who won in Canada? Who is feeling relaxed? And who gulped down some red?• The big sports quiz of the year 2017What was Wayne Rooney talking about when he said: “We actually don’t even talk about football in there. It’s a refreshing place to go and it’s…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/22/sports-quiz-week-ashes-football-cricket-clasico-boxing

Dec 21

The big sports quiz of the year 2017

Real Madrid won five trophies, Anthony Joshua became a world champion and Conor McGregor became a boxer. Were you paying attention to the little details?Which of these footballers retired with fewer than 100 international caps?Andrea PirloDirk KuytFran…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/21/big-sports-quiz-year-2017-football-rugby-tennis-boxing-cricket

Dec 15

Sports quiz of the week: Ashes centuries, Ballon d’Or records and a quick finish

Who won three in a row? Who is ‘super proud’? And who gave no more? Who has declared himself “the proudest man in Proudsville”?Pep Guardiola Steve SmithDawid MalanSean DycheWhy will Aljaz Bedene, Britain’s No2 tennis player, not represent Team GB at th…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/15/sports-quiz-week-manchester-city-ballon-dor-ashes

Dec 08

Sports quiz of the week: two big derbies, a petrified referee and a fighting soldier

What cost a fortune? Who scared Mark Clattenburg? And which Rover returned?Football quiz: how well do you know the Manchester and Merseyside derbies?How many of the semi-finalists from last season’s Champions League have made it to the last-16 stage th…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/08/sports-quiz-week-football-tennis-referee-boxing

Nov 24

Sports quiz of the week: Ashes, All Blacks defeats and a full-kit father

Who ruled the pop charts? Who has dubious style? And who stayed positive? Which of these cricket teams has won a Test in Australia in the last five years?EnglandIndiaNew ZealandPakistanSouth AfricaSri LankaWest IndiesEngland have played 20 Tests at the…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/24/sports-quiz-week-ashes-all-blacks-football-cricket

Nov 10

Sports quiz of the week: World Cup play-offs, Andrea Pirlo and a window cleaner

Who needs some exercise? Who is a ‘good gamble’? And who is inedible?Italy face a play-off to reach the 2018 World Cup. The four-times winners have only failed to qualify for one World Cup, in 1958. Who hosted it?EnglandSwedenMexicoBrazilWhy will Scotl…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/10/sports-quiz-week-world-cup-play-offs-andrea-pirlo-football

Nov 06

Who are the all-time top goalscorers at the biggest clubs in Europe?

Sergio Agüero has followed Wayne Rooney in becoming the most prolific goalscorer at a Premier League club. Which players hold that accolade in Europe?• Who are the Premier League clubs’ top goalscorers?Who is Real Madrid’s top scorer with 412 goals?Raú…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/06/all-time-top-goalscorers-europe-biggest-clubs

Nov 03

Sports quiz of the week: Anthony Joshua, the Queen and a ‘boring, big-nose fart’

Who celebrated twice? Which two are on top? And why are people off pizza?• Who are the Premier League clubs’ all-time top goalscorers?Tyson Fury says he wants to make a comeback against Anthony Joshua in “the biggest fight ever”. Who has Fury asked to …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/03/sports-quiz-week-anthony-joshua-lewis-hamilton-football-boxing

Nov 02

Who are the Premier League clubs’ all-time top goalscorers?

Sergio Agüero is now the most prolific goalscorer in Manchester City’s history. Which players hold that record at the other 19 clubs in the league?Who is Arsenal’s top scorer with 228 goals?Ian WrightThierry HenryCliff BastinRobin van PersieWho is Bour…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/02/premier-league-clubs-all-time-top-goalscorers-sergio-aguero

Oct 27

Sports quiz of the week: birthdays, baguettes, broken records and a baby

Who turned 160? Who was pelted? And who is too dedicated to his team?Which football club – the oldest in the world – celebrated its 160th birthday this week?Kilmarnock Huddersfield Town Sheffield FC Nottingham Forest How many players from the Premier L…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/27/sports-quiz-week-football-rugby-league-cricket

Sep 29

Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Carlo Ancelotti and centurions

Who needs a trophy room? Who left early? And who struggled with winning?

Where did Bayern Munich finish in the Bundesliga in Carlo Ancelotti’s only full season as their manager?

They won the league by 15 points

They won the league on goal difference

They finished second

The finished third

Which footballer said: “I’m hoping to build a room for the match balls and trophies. It isn’t built yet but, hopefully, it will be soon”?

Neymar

Mario Balotelli

Harry Kane

Carlton Cole

Why did RB Leipzig player Timo Werner ask to be substituted against Besiktas in the Champions League?

He couldn’t distinguish between the two teams’ shirts

He had missed a penalty and felt “devastated”

He thought the team needed a change of formation

He felt dizzy due to the loud atmosphere

Which athlete has honoured one of his rivals by installing an eight-foot portrait of him in his house?

Floyd Mayweather has put up a portrait of Conor McGregor

Roger Federer has put up a portrait of Rafa Nadal

Neymar has a put up a portrait of Lionel Messi

Stephen Curry has put up a portrait of Colin Kaepernick

Why was a football match between two Romanian clubs, Bistrita Brosteni and Vanatorul Dorna Can­drenilor, called off after 58 minutes?

The sun went down and the floodlights didn’t work

The referee sent off 10 players – five from each team – after a brawl

All of the available footballs had been kicked into a nearby river

The referee’s contact lenses fell out and he didn’t feel equipped to continue

What was the only downside for Valencia manager Marcelino after his team beat Real Sociedad with an 85th-minute winner on Sunday?

He had already been sacked at half-time, when his team were losing 2-0

His side won thanks to an own goal scored by his son

He tore his hamstring while celebrating the goal

All of his players ran and celebrated with his assistant, who he called a “traitor”

Which British club did not win their match in the Champions League this week?

Celtic

Chelsea

Liverpool

Manchester City

Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur

Essex played 14 games in the County Championship this season. How many did they lose?

Fourteen

Two

One

None

In which contest are dragons from Catalonia playing centurions from Leigh on Saturday?

The Big Bash

The State of Origin

The Royal London One-Day Cup

The Million Pound Game

Barcelona won two matches this week: 3-0 in La Liga and 1-0 in the Champions League. How many of their four goals were scored by Barcelona players?

Four

Three

Two

One

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