Ultimate Sports Scandals Quiz
by Staff
What would sports be without scandals? Without doping allegations, betting rings, sex-addicted golfers and cheating referees, the sports world would be a much more boring -- albeit upright -- place. So, how much do you remember about these athletic scandals?

Legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was stripped of his two gold medals from the 1912 Olympics for violating his amateur status. In which events did he win those medals?

  • 100- and 200-yard dash
  • decathlon and pentathlon
  • freestyle wrestling and weightlifting
  • shot put and discus

Which team lost the 1919 World Series because eight of its players took bribes to throw the games?

  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Chicago White Sox
  • New York Yankees
  • Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Boston Red Sox

The owner of this team has long been suspected of fixing the 1958 NFL Championship game.

  • New York Giants
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Chicago Bears
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Baltimore Colts

The 1972 United States Olympic basketball team lost to this country in the gold-medal game, allegedly because of biased referees.

  • Canada
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
  • Yugoslavia

Three Olympic boxing judges were suspended after the middleweight gold medal bout in the 1988 Summer Olympics, which involved this American boxer.

  • Eric Lucas
  • Mike McCallum
  • Roy Jones Jr.

All-time Major League hits leader Pete Rose was banned from the sport in 1989 for betting on baseball when he was a player and manager. For what infraction did he go to jail in 1990?

  • tax evasion
  • money laundering

What medal did figure skater Nancy Kerrigan go on to win at the 1994 Winter Olympics after Tonya Harding hired a hit man to injure her?

  • gold
  • silver
  • bronze

Members of the Olympic organizing committee from this city were found to have bribed International Olympic Committee members in 1995.

  • Atlanta
  • Athens
  • Salt Lake City
  • Sydney
  • Nagano, Japan
  • Torino, Italy

Mike Tyson bit a chunk out of this boxer's ear in 1997.

  • Ray Mercer
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Lennox Lewis

In 1999, this university's basketball team got four years probation for an academic fraud scheme.

  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas

How old was pitcher Danny Almonte when he played in the 2001 Little League World Series?

  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16

Three days after Lakers star Kobe Bryant was charged with rape in 2003, how much did he spend on a purple diamond ring for his wife?

  • $1 million
  • $2 million
  • $3 million
  • $4 million
  • $5 million

Which former baseball star admitted to taking steroids and wrote a tell-all book about it?

  • Mark McGwire
  • Pete Incaviglia
  • Dale Murphy
  • Jose Canseco
  • Jason Giambi

What percentage of Major League players did Canseco claim use steroids?

  • 33 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 65 percent
  • 85 percent
  • 99 percent

When former Major Leaguer Mark McGwire testified before a congressional committee investigating steroid use, which phrase did he repeatedly use?

  • I'm not here to talk about the past.
  • I take the Fifth.
  • No comment.
  • I have never taken steroids.
  • Why is everybody always picking on me?

Which of these former Major League Baseball stars has NOT been called to testify to Congress about steroids?

  • Roger Clemens
  • Mark McGwire
  • Sammy Sosa
  • Alex Rodriguez

How many Olympic medals did Marion Jones have to return after she admitted to taking steroids?

  • one
  • two
  • three
  • four
  • five

Isaiah Thomas was the general manager of this team when he lost a huge sexual harassment suit in 2006.

  • New York Knicks
  • New Jersey Nets
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Chicago Bulls

In 2008, what prison sentence did former NBA referee Tim Donaghy receive for wire fraud and transmitting betting information?

  • 15 months
  • 15 years

What make of car did Tiger Woods crash into a fire hydrant near his home in November 2009?

  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Lexus RS
  • Cadillac Escalade