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In 1954, who became the first person to run a sub-four minute mile?

 

Who is the only major league pitcher to throw seven no-hitters?

Who won gold in the snowboarding halfpipe in the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games?

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The National Hockey League

  • NHL championship trophyLord Stanley’s Cup
  • NHL MVP trophyHart Trophy
  • Team with most Stanley Cup winsMontreal Canadiens (24)
  • American team with most Stanley Cup wins Detroit Red Wings
  • Most goals in a season Wayne Gretzky (92)
  • Most career goals Wayne Gretzky (894)
  • Second most career goals Gordie Howe (801)
  • Most career goals by a defensemanBobby Orr
  • Coach with most career wins Scotty Bowman

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The National Football League

  • NFL championship trophy Lombardi Trophy
  • Team with most Super Bowl victories Pittsburgh Steelers (6)
  • Most career pointsMorten Andersen (2479)
  • Most rushing yards, career Emmitt Smith (18,355)
  • Most rushing yards in a seasonEric Dickerson (2,105)
  • Most rushing yards in a gameAdrian Peterson (298)
  • Most passing yards, career Bret Favre (70,190)
  • Most passing yards in a season Dan Marino (5,084)
  • Most touchdown passes in a career Brett Favre (462)
  • Most touchdown passes in a seasonTom Brady (50)
  • Most pass receptions in a career Jerry Rice (1262)
  • Most pass receptions in a season Marvin Harrison (143)
  • Most touchdowns in a careerJerry Rice (208)
  • Most touchdowns in a season LaDainian Tomlinson (31)
  • Longest field goal (tied)Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam (63 yds)

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The National Basketball Association

  • Team with most NBA championshipsBoston Celtics (17)
  • Team with most wins in a seasonChicago Bulls (72, 1995-96)
  • Team with longest winning streakLA Lakers (33, 1971-72)
  • Most career pointsKareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387)
  • Most points in a gameWilt Chamberlain (100)
  • Most career assists John Stockton (15,806)
  • Most career gamesRobert Parish (1,611)
  • Coach with most career winsLenny Wilkens
  • Coach with most playoff wins Pat Riley
  • Coach with most NBA titlesRed Auerbach (9)

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Major League Baseball

  • Award for best pitcher in each league Cy Young Award
  • Team with most World Series wins New York Yankees (27)
  • Team with most World Series wins, National League St. Louis Cardinals (11)
  • Player with highest season batting averageRogers Hornsby (.424)
  • Player with highest career batting averageTy Cobb (.367)
  • Player with most career home runs Barry Bonds (762)
  • Player with most home runs in a season Barry Bonds (73)
  • Player with most RBI’s in a seasonHack Wilson (190)
  • Player with most career RBI’s Hank Aaron (2297)
  • Player with most career hits Pete Rose (4256)
  • Player with longest consecutive-game hitting streak Joe DiMaggio (56)
  • Player with most stolen bases for a season Rickey Henderson (130)
  • Player with most career stolen basesRickey Henderson (1406)
  • Pitcher with most career winsCy Young (511)
  • Pitcher with most career strikeoutsNolan Ryan (5714)
  • Pitcher with most strike outs in a seasonNolan Ryan (383)
  • Pitcher with most strike outs in a gameRoger Clemens and Kerry Wood (20)
  • Pitcher with most career no hittersNolan Ryan (7)
  • Pitcher with most Cy Young AwardsRoger Clemens (5)
  • Pitcher with lowest ERA for a season Bob Gibson (1.12)
  • Pitcher with most consecutive scoreless inningsOrel Hershiser (59)
  • Pitcher to throw back to back no-hittersJohnny Vander Meer
  • Pitcher to throw perfect game in a World SeriesDon Larsen (1956)
  • Pitcher to throw no-hitter in playoffsRoy Halladay (2010)
  • Last player to win the triple crownCarl Yastrzemski (1967)
  • Last Major Leaguer to hit .400Ted Williams
  • Player playing in most consecutive gamesCal Ripken, Jr. (2632)
  • Baseball’s first pro team, 1869Cincinnati Red Stockings
  • Year of first World Series1903
  • First baseball commissioner, 1921 Kenesaw Mountain Landis
  • Baseball Hall of Fame’s five charter membersBabe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson

  • Last bare-knuckle heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan
  • Longest reign as heavyweight championJoe Louis (11 years)
  • Only undefeated heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano (49-0)
  • Most professional knockoutsArchie Moore (129)
  • Fighters in the “Thrilla’ in Manila” Ali and Frazier
  • Fighters in the “Rumble in the Jungle” (Kinshasa, Zaire)Ali and Foreman
  • Rules governing pro boxing Marquess of Queensberry

  • Team with most NCAA titlesUCLA (11)
  • Team with second most NCAA titlesKentucky
  • Men’s team with longest winning streakUCLA (88 games)
  • Women’s team with longest winning streak University of Connecticut
  • UCLA coach for 10 championship seasons John Wooden
  • All-time leading scorer “Pistol” Pete Maravich

  • Award for best college playerHeisman Trophy
  • Award for best college defensemanBronko Nagurski Award
  • Team with longest winning streak Oklahoma (47 games)
  • Only player to win two Heisman TrophiesArchie Griffin
  • Home to the Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX
  • Home to the Fiesta Bowl Tempe, AZ
  • Home to the Liberty Bowl Memphis, TN
  • Home to the Orange BowlMiami, FL
  • Home to the Peach Bowl Atlanta, GA
  • Home to the Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA
  • Home to the Sugar BowlNew Orleans, LA
  • Home to the Sun BowlEl Paso, TX
  • First intercollegiate football game, 1869 Princeton and Rutgers

  • Golfer with most tournament winsSam Snead (81)
  • Golfer with most major tournament winsJack Nicklaus (18)
  • First golfer to win $1,000,000 Arnold Palmer (1963)
  • Youngest Masters winner Tiger Woods
  • All time leading money winner Tiger Woods

  • First female to win the grand slam Maureen Connolly
  • Female with most grand slam winsMargaret Court (24)
  • Male with most grand slam wins (tied)Roger Federer (17)
  • Youngest female Wimbledon champion Martina Hingis (15 yrs.)
  • Youngest male Wimbledon championBoris Becker (17 yrs.)
  • Player with most Wimbledon singles titles Martina Navratilova (9)
  • Only player to win Grand Slam twice Rod Laver
  • First female to make over $100,000Billie Jean King (1971)

  • Pro Football Canton, OH
  • Pro Basketball Springfield, MA
  • Pro HockeyToronto, Ontario
  • Major League Baseball Cooperstown, NY
  • Tennis Newport, RI
  • Bowling Arlington, TX
  • Figure Skating Colorado Springs, CO
  • SkiingVail, CO
  • College FootballSouth Bend, IN

  • Basketball inventorr. James A. Naismith
  • Daytona 500 winner seven times Richard Petty
  • Indianapolis 500 winners four times. J. Foyt, Jr, Al Unser, Sr. and Rick Mears
  • Notre Dame football coach, 1918-31Knute Rockne
  • Brazilian-American soccer playerPele
  • First non-European to win the Tour de France Greg LeMondÂ
  • Tour de France winner seven timesLance Armstrong
  • First man to run mile under four minutesoger Bannister (1954)
  • First high schooler to run mile under four minutesJim Ryan
  • The Galloping Ghostarold (Red) Grange
  • Crazy LegsElroy Hirsch
  • The Brown BomberJoe Louis
  • The Manassa MaulerJack Dempsey
  • The Louisville Lip Muhammed Ali
  • Dr. JJulius Erving
  • Ice Man George Gervin
  • The Big O Oscar Robertson
  • The Iron HorseLou Gehrig
  • The Georgia Peach Ty Cobb
  • The Yankee Clipper Joe DiMaggio
  • The Splendid SplinterTed Williams
  • The Big TrainWalter Johnson
  • The Duke of FlatbushDuke Snider
  • The Say Hey Kid Willie Mays
  • Sweetnessalter Payton
  • The Sultan of Swat Babe Ruth
  • The house that Ruth built Yankee Stadium
  • 1927 Yankees lineupMurderer’s Row
  • Mr. OctoberReggie Jackson
  • The Wizard of WestwoodJohn Wooden
  • The SharkGreg Norman
  • Rocket Rod Laver, Maurice Richard
  • The Golden JetBobby Hull
  • Italian skier nicknamed La Bomba Alberto Tomba
  • Popular skate-boarderTony Hawke
  • Popular ski-boarderShawn White
  • Mike Tyson’s promoterDon King
  • “Highland” game Caber tossing
  • Amateur boxing association for all ages Golden Gloves
  • English racket sportSquash
  • Basque sportJai alai
  • Jai alai ballPelota
  • Game played with a stone and broomsCurling
  • Prominent player banned in Chicago “Black Sox” scandal“Shoeless” Joe Jackson
  • World’s longest dog sled race Iditarod
  • Female Iditarod winner four times Susan Butcher
  • FIFA championship World Cup
  • Country with most World Cup winsBrazil (5)
  • Player on three Brazil World Cup teamsPele

all athletes are American unless otherwise noted

Gold Medal winners in Basketball-Men

  • 1904-1968, 1976-1984 USA
  • 1992-2000USA (“Dream Teams)
  • 1972, 1988Soviet Union

Gold Medal winners in Basketball-Women

  • 2000, 1996, 1984 USA

Gold Medal winners in Boxing Heavyweight

  • 1964 Joe Frazier
  • 1968 George Foreman

Gold Medal winners in Boxing Light Heavyweight

  • 1960 Cassius Clay

Gold Medal winners in Boxing Middleweight

  • 1952 Floyd Patterson
  • 1976 Michael Spinks

Decathlon

  • 1912 Jim Thorpe
  • 1948, 1952 Bob Mathias
  • 1960 Rafer Johnson
  • 1968Bill Toomey
  • 1976 Bruce Jenner
  • 1996Dan O’Brien

Discus

  • 1956,1960,1964,1968Al Oerter

Greco-Roman Wrestling

  • 2000 Rulon Gardner

Gymnastics

  • 1972 Two Golds for Olga Korbut of the Soviet Union
  • 1976 Three Golds for Nadia Comaneci of Romania (coached by Bela Karolyi)
  • 1984 Mary Lou Retton wins first USA gymnastics gold in all around
  • 1984 Bart Conner wins USA gold in parallel bars
  • 1984 USA men’s team gold
  • 1992 Shannon Miller wins USA gold in the balance beam
  • 1996USA women’s team gold

High Jump

  • 1968.Dick Fosbury (Fosbury Flop)

Heptathlon, women

  • 1988, 1992Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Figure skating Men

  • 1948, 1952ick Button
  • 1968Brian Boitano
  • 1984Scott Hamilton

Women

  • 1928, 1932, 1936 Sonja Henie (Norway)
  • 1956Tenley Albright
  • 1960 Carol Heiss
  • 1968 Peggy Fleming
  • 1976 Dorothy Hamill
  • 1984, 1988 Katarina Witt (East Germany)
  • 1992 Kristi Yamaguchi
  • 1994 Oksana Baiul (Ukraine)
  • 1994 (Silver) Nancy Kerrigan
  • 1998 Tara Lipinski
  • 2002Sarah Hughes

Javelin Women

  • 1932 Babe Didrikson

Long Jump-Men

  • 1968 Bob Beamon
  • 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994 Carl Lewis

Marathon Women

  • 1984Joan Benoit

Men

  • 1972Frank Shorter
  • 1960, 1964Abebe Bikila (Ethiopia, ran barefoot)

Pole Vault Men

  • 1952, 1956 Bob Richards
  • 1968Bob Seagren

Skiing Women

  • 1998Picabo Street

Men

  • 1968 (3 gold)ean-Claude Killy (France)
  • 1984Phil Mahre
  • 1992Tommy Moe

Snowboarding, Halfpipe

  • 2006, 2010Shaun White

Speed Skating Women

  • 1988, 1992, 1994 (5 gold)Bonnie Blair

Men

  • 1980 (5 gold)Eric Heiden

Swimming Women

  • 1924Gertrude Ederle

Men

  • 1912 Duke Kahanamoku
  • 1924, 1928 Johnny Weissmuller
  • 1932 Buster Crabbe
  • 1968 (2 gold)Mark Spitz
  • 1972 (7 gold)Mark Spitz
  • 1988 (5 gold) Matt Biondi
  • 2004 (6 gold) Mark Phelps
  • 2008 (8 gold) Mark Phelps

Track Women

  • 1960 (3 gold) Wilma Rudolph
  • 1988 (2 gold)Florence Griffith-Joyner

Men

  • 1936 (2 gold)Jesse Owens
  • 1996 (2 gold)Michael Johnson
  • 1984, 1988, 1992 (5 gold)Carl Lewis

Summer

  • 1896Athens, Greece
  • 1900aris, France
  • 1904St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1908London, England
  • 1912 Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1920 Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1924Paris, France
  • 1928 Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1932 Los Angeles, California
  • 1936 Berlin, Germany
  • 1948London, England
  • 1952Helsinki, Finland
  • 1956Melbourne, Australia
  • 1960Rome, Italy
  • 1964 Tokyo, Japan
  • 1968Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1972Munich, Germany
  • 1976Montreal, Canada
  • 1980Moscow, USSR
  • 1984Los Angeles, California
  • 1988 Seoul, South Korea
  • 1992 Barcelona, Spain
  • 1996 Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2000Sydney, Australia
  • 2004 Athens, Greece
  • 2008 Beijing, China
  • 2012 London, England
  • 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Winter

  • 1924 Chamonix, France
  • 1928St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1932 Lake Placid, New York
  • 1936Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1948St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1952 Oslo, Norway
  • 1956 Contina d’Ampezzo, Italy
  • 1960Squaw Valley, California
  • 1964Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1968Grenoble, France
  • 1972Sapporo, Japan
  • 1976Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1980 Lake Placid, New York
  • 1984Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1988 Calgary, Canada
  • 1992Albertville, France
  • 1994Lillehammer, Norway
  • 1998 Nagano, Japan
  • 2002Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2006Turin, Italy
  • 2010 Vancouver, Canada
  • 2014 Sochi, Russia

  • Modern Olympics founderaron Pierre de Coubertin
  • Only city to host Olympics three timesLondon
  • Native American sprinting star, 1912 .Jim Thorpe
  • American sprinter who embarrassed Hitler, 1936 Jesse Owens
  • American woman won 3 track Gold, 1960 Wilma Rudolph
  • Jamaican who hold 100 meter dash record Usain Bolt
  • American won back to back decathlon titlesBob Mathias
  • She won first Olympic women’s marathon Joan Benoit
  • American female speed skater with five Gold Bonnie Blair
  • American male speed skater with five Golds Eric Heiden
  • Man who won five swimming Golds, 1988Matt Biondi
  • “Flying Finn” with Gold in three OlympicsPaavo Nurmi
  • Man who shattered long jump record, 1968Bob Beamon
  • Four-time discus championAl Oerter
  • Four-time long jump championarl Lewis
  • Man who won the marathon twice barefootAbebe Bikila (Ethopia)
  • Man to win the 200 and 400 meter racesMichael Johnson
  • Male swimming star, 1924Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan)
  • Man who won seven swimming Golds, 1972Mark Spitz
  • American with most Gold medalsMichael Phelps (18)
  • Person with most Golds in a single games Michael Phelps (8)
  • Years Olympics were canceled due to war1916, 1940,1944