Are you really a well-rounded sports fan? Take our quiz

Many people are avid fans of one or two particular sports, quick to cite records and various statistics. But the knowledge of a full-service sports fan goes beyond a few mainstream sports and hard-core facts to include the wide range of athletic pursuits, from baseball and football to swimming and gymnastics, and trivia about them. Take this 50-question test to determine where you stand on the fan spectrum.

1. Which sport presents its top athletes with Golden Goggle Awards?

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South Korea's Daehoon Lee (R) fights against Thailand's Pen-Ek Karaket during their men's-58kg preliminary round match at the ExCel venue during the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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