Can You Name This Summer Sport from One Image?

By: J.P. Naomi
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About This Quiz

Calling all athletes! Grab your sunblock and let's head outdoors! It's time to see how well you know these amazing summer sports! Sure, some can be played indoors, but we're going out - out to where the air is crisp and the sun shines bright. So come along for the adventure and bring your competitive spirit. We want to see if you'll win one for the team or if you'll head back into the locker room with that dreaded long face. 

From the freshly cut grass of the baseball field to that whiff of chlorine in the clear blue pool, we want to know if you can recognize these sports from just one photo. Think you can do it? Will you be able to spot a close-up of a tennis player's racket? Or perhaps it's an archer's bow! Don't let that polo mallet fool you! If you are up for this challenge, then this quiz is just for you!

So, are you ready to show us your competitive side and get your sweat on? It's time to show us what you've got! No, not on the field, but right here, right now, online. So go ahead! Click away and remember, we're keeping score!

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. The game of golf was first played in the 15th century in the Kingdom of Scotland!

Badminton is a sport played using rackets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

Also known as football in many countries around the world, soccer was first played on December 19, 1863 on Limes Field in London, England. In a soccer match, there are 11 players per side including a goalkeeper.

Basketball is a limited-contact sport played on a rectangular court. With five players on each side, the objective is to score as many points as possible by shooting the basketball through the hoop!

Field hockey was first played in the 19th century in England. The highest governing body of field hockey is the International Hockey Federation. It has consistently been an Olympic sport since 1928.

Did you know hat Taekwondo is a Korean martial art? It is characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks and fast kicking techniques.

Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing! This sport did not emerge until the latter half of the 20th century.

Diving is one of the most popular Olympic sports with spectators. Competitors possess many of the same characteristics as gymnasts and dancers, including strength, flexibility, kinesthetic judgment and air awareness.

Did you know that karate is a martial art that was developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom? Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands and palm-heel strikes!

Boxing is categorized as a combat sport. Its focus is on punching and striking while wearing protective gloves. Boxing is officiated by a referee over a series of one- to three- minute rounds.

Want to know a fancy word for horseback riding? Equestrianism! Known simply as "riding" in British English, there is evidence of horseback riding as long ago as 2,000 BC in Europe.

Swimming is not only a recreational activity, it is also a formalized sport. It is a featured event in the modern Summer Olympics.

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd; buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don't win, it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, at the old ball game!

Did you know that gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks? Their skills included mounting and dismounting a horse, as well as circus performance techniques.

In the Summer Olympics, the two competition lifts are the snatch and the clean and jerk. The snatch is a wide grip one move lift. The clean and jerk is a close grip two move lift.

Cycling is also known as bicycling or simply biking. People who engage in cycling are called cyclists or bikers. It is not common to call someone a bicyclist!

Did you know that the first-ever game of beach volleyball was played in 1915? It was held at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki, Hawaii!

Today, Ultimate frisbee is known simply as Ultimate. When playing on grass, there are 7 people per team. Indoors or on the beach? Just 5 players each!

Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport. It often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control.

Rowing is the act of propelling a boat using the motion of oars in the water, displacing water and propelling the boat forward. What is the difference between paddling and rowing? Rowing requires oars to have a mechanical connection with the boat, while paddles are hand-held and have no mechanical connection!

Once upon a time, archery was used for hunting as well as combat. Today, it is more of a recreational activity and competitive sport! One who participates in archery is called an archer or bowman.

The three disciplines in modern fencing are the foil, the épée and the sabre. Winning points are made through the contact with an opponent. Did you know that fencing has been around for centuries?

Did you know that until the mid of the 19th century, sailing was the primary means for marine commerce? This period is known as Age of Sail and lasted between 1571 - 1862.

Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. It was invented in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois as an indoor game - but is now widely played outdoors!

Rugby is a form of football played in England and around the world. Did you know that American and Canadian football actually evolved from rugby?

Canoeing is an activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle. It is widely done on lakes, rivers, oceans, ponds and streams.

Did you know that surfing will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo? Surfing is a worldwide sport and is governed by the International Surfing Association.

Did you know that synchronized swimming was renamed "artistic swimming" in July 2017? This sport is a hybrid form of swimming, dancing and gymnastics and has been part of the Summer Olympics since 1984.

Table tennis was first played in Victorian England in the 1880s. It has been an Olympic sport since 1988, and a Paralympic sport since 1960!

Did you know that Judo means "gentle way" in Japan? It was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Today, a judo practitioner is called a judoka.

Tennis was first played between 1859 and 1865 in Birmingham, England. Today, tennis is played by millions of recreational players, as well as professional players. The four Grand Slam tournaments are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting. Records of competitive racing date back to the Tailteann Games in Ireland in 1829 AD!

Kickball was invented in the United States by Nicholas C. Seuss in 1917. Did you know that kickball is referred to as "soccer baseball" in most of Canada?!

Dodgeball refers to a collection of team sports in which players on two teams try to throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves! Mark your calendar... international dodgeball day is April 27.

Water polo consists of four quarters, usually of eight minutes, in which the two teams attempt to score goals and throw the ball into their opponent's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match!

Handball was invented by Nicolaj Ernst in 1897 in Nyborg, Denmark. Modern handball is played on a court 131 feet by 66 feet, with a goal in the middle of each end.

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks and pins. The sport can either be theatrical for entertainment, or genuinely competitive.

Cricket was first played in the 16th century. It is followed primarily in Australasia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Indian subcontinent, southern Africa and the West Indies.

Polo players score by driving a small hard white ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled wooden mallet. The sport is played on a grass field and each team consists of four riders and their polo ponies.

Squash has been played both indoors and outdoors since the early 1800s. Though it is not currently an Olympic sport, it is recognized as a possible future Olympic sport as a member of the ARISF (Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federations).

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