Who, what, why, when: The 2017 sports quiz

1. Who is the captain of the Sydney Swans?

2. In which sport did Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya win the junior world championship this year?

3. Who won Australia's only gold medal at the world swimming championships in Budapest?

4. Who is Australia's highest ranked singles tennis player?

5. Which country defeated Australia in the semi-final of the Davis Cup?

6. Which Australian won two stages of the Tour de France?

7. Which country defeated Australia in the semi-final of the women's cricket world cup?

8. Who has taken the most wickets in Test cricket this year?

9. Which Matilda was named AFC footballer of the year?

10. Who won golf's US Masters?

11. Which horse, trainer and jockey won the the Melbourne Cup?

12. Which club won the inaugural AFL Women's competition?

13. Who did Cameron Smith overtake as the NRL's games record-holder?

14. Who was the MVP of the National Basketball Association?

15. Which Australian beat Manny Pacquiao to win the WBO welterweight title?

16. How many games did the Wallabies win in 2017?

17. In what event did Sally Pearson win her second world title?

18. Which country was banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang?

19. Which football club became the first team to defend their UEFA Champions League title in the open era?

20. Which Major League Baseball team won the World Series?

21. Who became Australia's first ever UFC world champion in 2017?

22. Which team won the inaugural Super Netball title?

23. Who was the leading point scorer in the NRL?

24. What does Winx's current unbeaten streak stand at?

25. Which team won the Super Rugby title?

26. Who won the Coleman Medal in the AFL?

27. Which two players scored 10 or more Test tries in international rugby?

28. Which team did Sydney FC defeat in the A-League Grand Final?

29. Which four players played all 14 Tests for the Wallabies?

???30. In boxing, who is currently the world heavyweight champion?

31. Who became the first Australian to play in the NHL?

32. How many majors did Roger Federer win in 2017?

33. Which Australian won the overall World Cup title in the C1 class canoeing this year?

34. Which player won the Johnny Warren Medal, awarded to the A-League's best player?

35. Which NRL player had part of a finger amputated in December?

36. The New England Patriots completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history - how many points were they losing by? 15, 20 or 25?

37. Which horse won the inaugural Everest race in Sydney?

38. Name the men's and women's world surfing champions:

39. Which two male Australian cricketers made their Test debuts this year?

40. Aaron Mooy earned promotion to the Premier League with which English football team?

41. How many games did the Perth Wildcats lose in their two play-off series en route to winning the NBL title?

42. What do Lasqueti Spirit, Le Romain, Hartnell, Happy Clapper, Ventura Storm and Humidor have in common?

43. Australia won both the men's and women's Rugby League World Cups - who were their respective opponents in the two finals?

44. Three different golfers from which nation won women's golf majors in 2017?

45. Which Queensland player scored the late try that broke New South Wales hearts in State of Origin II?

46. Which two Australian venues hosted Day/Night Tests this year?

47. Before Italy famously crashed out of the 2018 World Cup play-off against Sweden, when was the last time they missed the tournament?

48. Which pair of drivers won this year's Bathurst 1000?

49. How many teams will compete in the inaugural women's NRL competition, which was announced in December?

50. How many of Formula 1's 20 races did champion Lewis Hamilton win?

ANSWERS

1: Josh Kennedy

2: Figure skating

3: Emily Seebohm (200m backstroke)

4: Ashleigh Barty, world no. 17

5: Belgium

6: Michael Matthews

7: India

8: Nathan Lyon

9: Samantha Kerr

10: Sergio Garcia

11: Rekindling, ridden by Corey Brown and trained by Joseph O'Brien

???12: Adelaide Crows

13: Darren Lockyer

14: Russell Westbrook

15: Jeff Horn

16: Seven

17: 100m hurdles

18: Russia

19: Real Madrid

20: Houston Astros

21: Robert Whittaker

22: Sunshine Coast Lightning

23: Nathan Cleary (Penrith)

24: 22

25: Crusaders

26: Lance Franklin (Swans)

27: Israel Folau and Rieko Ioane

28: Melbourne Victory

29: Michael Hooper, Reece Hodge, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Sekope Kepu

30: Anthony Joshua

31: Nathan Walker

32: Two (Australian Open and Wimbledon)

33: Jessica Fox

34: Milo?? Ninkovi??

35: Angus Crichton

36: 25 points

37: Redzel

38: John John Florence and Tyler Wright

39: Cameron Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright

40: Huddersfield Town

41: None

42: They all finished second to Winx in 2017

43: England (men) and New Zealand (women)

44: South Korea (Park Sung-hyun, In-Hyung Kim and Ryu So-yeon)

45: Dane Gagai

46: Adelaide Oval and North Sydney Oval

47: 1958

48: David Reynolds and Luke Youlden

49: Six

50: Nine

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