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Sport quiz of 2023: Can you answer these 50 questions?

Answers at bottom of page… no peeking!

January

1 Who beat Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open final to win her major title?

2 Which Englishman won his first PDC World Championship title after two final defeats in the previous four years?

3 Which third-tier side shocked Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round?

4 Against which side did Harry Kane equal the Tottenham Hotspur goal record?

February

5 Whose record 20 points were not enough to help Philadelphia win the Super Bowl?

6 Which player went over twice to help Scotland surprise England in the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham?

7 Who were the only English side not to lose their Champions League round-of-16 first leg?

8 Which side returned the Carabao Cup to Manchester for an eighth time in 10 years?

March

9 Who went from pole to win the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?

10 England were whitewashed by who in a T20 overseas tour?

11 Which League Two side reached the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 84 years?

12 Which side won their second Six Nations Grand Slam inside five years?

April

13 The Masters winner hailed from which European country for a second time in six years?

14 Chelsea lost to which side in the Champions League quarter-finals for a second consecutive year?

15 Which London event returned to a spring date for the first time in four years?

16 Why was the start of the Grand National delayed?

May

17 Who capped their return from relegation with victory in the Premiership final?

18 From which country did the World Snooker champion hail from?

19 Luton Town beat which side on penalties to win promotion to the Premier League?

20 Who was the only Briton to win a singles match at the French Open?

June

21 Pat Cummins and who put on 55 to help Australia edge the first Ashes Test?

22 How many shots did Rory McIlroy finish behind US Open winner Wyndham Clark?

23 Iga Swiatek won the French Open for the first, second or third time?

24 Whose Old Trafford hat-trick helped England thrash North Macedonia 7-0?

July

25 Which American won The Open at Hoylake?

26 Who halted Novak Djokovic’s 34-match winning run at Wimbledon?

27 Which Dutchman won his first British Grand Prix?

28 Which co-host shocked previous winners Norway on the opening day of the Women’s World Cup?

August

29 Stuart Broad took how many wickets in his final Ashes series?

30 Lauren Hemp, Lauren James and who scored three goals for England at the Women’s World Cup?

31 Who won both the 100m and 200m men’s race at the World Championships?

32 Which Norwegian scored the opening goal of the Premier League season?

September

33 What seed was Coco Gauff as she won her first grand-slam title at the US Open?

34 Which Manchester City player scored England’s opener in their win in Scotland?

35 How many of the eight opening-day points did Europe win at the Ryder Cup in Rome?

36 Whose opening-night tries came in defeat under the lights in Paris at the Rugby World Cup?

October

37 In which country did Max Verstappen secure his second F1 world title?

38 How many points did Tottenham Hotspur drop in their opening 10 games under Ange Postecoglou?

39 Who did England beat in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Marseille?

40 Who shocked England by 69 runs in Delhi to hand the holders their second group defeat at the cricket World Cup?

November

41 How many of the 22 Formula One races did Max Verstappen win this season?

42 Scoring 404, who finished as England’s top run scorer at the cricket World Cup?

43 Which player was sent off as Manchester United were beaten 4-3 in Copenhagen in the Champions League?

44 Which country beat Australia to win the Davis Cup for a second time?

December

45 Which former Olympic champion was elected as president of UK Athletics?

46 Who did the England women’s cricket team beat in a T20 series before losing a Test?

47 England’s men lost an ODI series on tour in which country?

48 Against which side did Mohamed Salah score his 200th goal for Liverpool?

Bonus questions

49 Why was Mary Earps’s England goalkeeping jersey impossible then very difficult to obtain during and after the World Cup?

50 How many grands prix did seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton win this year?

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File photo dated 22/09/23 of England goalkeeper Mary Earps. England goalkeeper Mary Earps has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Issue date: Tuesday December 19, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SPORT Personality. Photo credit should read: Will Matthews/PA Wire
England star Earps had a year to remember in 2023 (Photo: PA)
Lewis Hamilton of United Kingdom, Mercedes - AMG PETRONAS, portrait podium during the Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix of FIA Formula One World Championship from 19th to 22th of October, 2023 on the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas, United States of America. (Photo by Gongora/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
…but Lewis Hamilton had one to forget (Photo: Getty)

Answers

1 Aryna Sabalenka

2 Michael Smith

3 Sheffield Wednesday

4 Fulham

5 Jalen Hurts

6 Duhan van der Merwe

7 Manchester City

8 Manchester United

9 Sergio Perez

10 Bangladesh

11 Grimsby Town

12 Ireland

13 Spain

14 Real Madrid

15 The London Marathon

16 Animal rights activists entered the track

17 Saracens

18 Belgium

19 Coventry City

20 Cameron Norrie

21 Nathan Lyon

22 One

23 Third

24 Bukayo Saka

25 Brian Harman

26 Carlos Alcaraz

27 Max Verstappen

28 New Zealand

29 Twenty-two

30 Alessia Russo

31 Noah Lyles

32 Erling Haaland

33 Sixth

34 Phil Foden

35 Six and a half

36 Mark Tele’a

37 Qatar

38 Four

39 Fiji

40 Afghanistan

41 Nineteen

42 Dawid Malan

43 Marcus Rashford

44 Italy

45 Denise Lewis

46 India

47 West Indies

48 Crystal Palace

49 It was not included as part of England’s World Cup merchandise and when it became available it sold out very quickly

50 None

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