Round 1 – World Cup
- A feat that has only happened one time, this host country was eliminated in the first round.
- What country is the smallest, by population, to ever qualify for the World Cup?
- With five, this country has won the most World Cup titles.
- Every World Cup winner has come from one of these two continents.
- This host country treated its players to a plot of land and a house as a reward for winning the first World Cup.
Round 2 – Boxing
- What charismatic boxing promoter was known for his outrageous, straight-up hairstyle?
- This boxing legend had two successful title defenses against Larry Holmes and George Foreman?
- In professional boxing, this aptly named division is the minimum weight for a sanctioned match.
- This legendary boxing announcer was well known for his brash style, but also for his famous ringside call, “Down Goes Frazier! Down Goes Frazier! Down Goes Frazier!”
- This Heavyweight World Champion beat Joe Frazier and Michael Moorer 21 years apart in title bouts.
Round 3 – Golf
- On October 17, 1860, at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland, eight players made three rounds of Prestwick 12-hole, kicking off the first showing of this major tournament.
- This player dubbed “The Golden Bear” won the first of his six Master’s titles in 1962 at the age of 23.
- With $2 billion paid from tournament play and endorsements, this golfer is second only to Michael Jordan in all-time sports earnings.
- Born outside of Augsburg in 1957, this tour pro with 119 wins is the undisputed all-time greatest German golfer.
- this company, founded by Karsten Solheim, revolutionized golf equipment when he designed the classic putter by positioning the shaft in the center of the blade, rather than at the end.
Round 4 – Skiing
- First put into use in 1908 in Germany’s Hochschwarzwald, this propelled skiers up the mountain, not down.
- With a double black diamond rating, this World Cup downhill course in Kitzbühel, Austria is considered the hardest run in the world.
- Staged on slopes with up to 72 percent grade, with flagged gates at least 75 cm wide and 4 m apart, this ski event is an extreme test of balance, timing, and judgement.
- Norway’s Ole Einar Bjørndalen finished 23rd in his first race, and now hold 13 Olympic medals in all disciplines of this endurance skiing variant.
- This exciting skiing style comprising aerials, moguls, cross, and half-pipe, debuted as a demonstration event at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
Round 5 – Tennis
- The great Croatian player, Ivo Karlović, holds the record for the most of these with 13,728.
- The grass laid Centre Court is the iconic symbol of this legendary tennis event.
- “Taking over the net” and “down the middle” are two strategies used in this fast moving tennis variant.
- Staged over two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros, the French Open is famous for what type of bright red playing surface.
- First introduced in 1974, this innovation has used mylar sheets, pressure sensors, lasers, and cameras.