History of sports and games

History of sports and games

Test your knowledge of the history of some of your fsvourite sports and games

published on June 10, 20127 responses 0

Which of these Queens enjoyed playing football (soccer)?

Mary Queen of Scots
Queen Victoria
Anne of Bohemia

Where did the longest ever running poker game take place?

Where did the longest ever running poker game take place?
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Birdcage Theatre, Tombstone
Shimbashi Station, Tokyo, Japan

Despite liking the game himself, why did Henry VIII ban football?

The game spread plague
The fit young men who where playing got too injured to join the army
It destroyed farmland

Why do some Spanish football (soccer) clubs have the name "Real" in them?

It shows that they have always been top of the league
Its a mark of distinction to prove that they have been around a long time
They where endorsed by the King of Spain

What outlaw gang used to ride their cycles down the main street in Fort Worth, Texas?

What outlaw gang used to ride their cycles down the main street in Fort Worth, Texas?
The James-Younger Gang
The Daltons
The Wild Bunch aka The Hole in the Wall gang

We all know what Golf is, but what did the name originally mean?

We all know what Golf is, but what did the name originally mean?
Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden
Garden Of Little Fields
Game Of Lords Fancy

There is a saying that "Wrestling in Mexico is an honour, in Japan its an art form, in America its a joke" but can you name the Korean who bought wrestling to Japan?

There is a saying that "Wrestling in Mexico is an honour, in Japan its an art form, in America its a joke" but can you name the Korean who bought wrestling to Japan?
Sol Kyung-gu
Bak Myeong-cheol
Kim Sin-rak