2022 Sports quiz of the year
2022 Sports quiz of the year

2022 Sports quiz of the year

We’re posting our sports quiz of the year for 2022 to test your knowledge of what happened in some of the key events over the past 12 months.

There were tears of joy at thrilling victories – and also a few shed over the near miss of what might have been.

Scroll down to see the answers at the bottom – but no peeking!

Q1: Who beat Michael Smith to claim the PDC World Championship title for a second time in January?

Q2: With defending champion Novak Djokovic having seen his visa cancelled, who went on to win the Australian Open men’s singles title in Melbourne?

Q3: Following a dismal Ashes campaign, who left their role as England men’s cricket head coach during February?

Q4: Eve Muirhead guided Great Britain’s women’s curling team to gold at the Winter Olympics in Beijing with victory over which nation?

Q5: In March, Rachael Blackmore rode which horse as she became the first female jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

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Q6: Which country won the Grand Slam in the 2022 men’s Guinness Six Nations?

Q7: Amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen won the Grand National on which 50/1 shot at Aintree?

Q8: Which South African won the first individual title of the controversial LIV Golf series held at the Centurion Club in Hemel Hempstead?

Q9: Who lost in the final of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield as Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed a record-equalling seventh title?

Q10: A consortium headed by which American agreed terms to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich in a £4.25billion deal?

Q11: Who scored the only goal as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in the men’s Champions League final in Paris?

Q12: Which English golfer won the 2022 US Open at Brookline?

Q13: Who came off the bench to score the winning goal in extra-time as England beat Germany in the Women’s Euro 2022 final at Wembley?

Q14: Who defeated Ons Jabeur in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon?

Q15: The 2022 Commonwealth Games were hosted by which city?

Q16: Which NHL team denied Tampa Bay Lightning a hat-trick of Stanley Cup triumphs in this year’s final?

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Q17: Who celebrated his first Formula One victory by winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July?

Q18: Which team won the final of the men’s Hundred with victory over Manchester Originals at Lord’s?

Q19: Who was named the NBA Finals MVP for the first time in his stellar career after Golden State Warriors beat Boston Celtics 4-2?

Q20: Which player did Jacksonville Jaguars pick first overall in the 2022 NFL Draft?

Q21: Which Danish cyclist secured his first Tour de France yellow jersey triumph?

Q22: England fell to a narrow defeat by New Zealand in the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Auckland, ending a run of how many consecutive Test match victories for the Red Roses – 25, 30 or 35?

Q23: Which bowler took three wickets to help England win the men’s T20 World Cup with a thrilling victory over Pakistan in Melbourne?

Q24: England suffered a dramatic 27-26 golden-point loss to which country in the men’s Rugby League World Cup semi-final at the Emirates Stadium?

Q25: Who scored Wales’ only goal at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar?

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Answers: Q1: Peter Wright, Q2: Rafael Nadal, Q3: Chris Silverwood, Q4: Japan, Q5: A Plus Tard, Q6: France, Q7: Noble Yeats, Q8: Charl Schwartzel, Q9: Judd Trump, Q10: Todd Boehly, Q11: Vinicius Junior, Q12: Matt Fitzpatrick, Q13: Chloe Kelly, Q14: Elena Rybakina, Q15: Birmingham, Q16: Colorado Avalanche, Q17: Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), Q18: Trent Rockets, Q19: Stephen Curry, Q20: Travon Walker, Q21: Jonas Vingegaard, Q22: 30, Q23: Sam Curran, Q24: Samoa, Q25: Gareth Bale

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