A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

As someone who loves sports and enjoys bringing people together, I’ve found that incorporating Sports themed “This or That” icebreaker questions into events can be a great way to engage guests and create a sense of community. By asking questions related to popular sports, athletes, and fan culture, you can encourage your guests to share their opinions and experiences while also having fun and making connections with each other.

How to incorporate Sports themed This or That questions

To incorporate Sports themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to popular sports, athletes, and fan culture. You can find inspiration by browsing online forums, social media, or sports news sites.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about sports to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a trivia game based on sports trivia or create a photo booth with props inspired by popular athletes and teams.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Sports themed “This or That” icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the world of sports. Here are some ideas:

  • Popular sports: Ask questions related to popular sports such as football, basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, or hockey (e.g., “Which sport do you prefer watching?” or “What is your favorite sports team?”).

  • Athletes: Ask questions about famous athletes and their achievements, personalities, and lifestyles (e.g., “Who is your favorite athlete of all time?” or “What is your opinion on the latest sports scandal?”).

  • Fan culture: Ask questions that tap into fan culture, such as tailgating, rivalries, and superstitions (e.g., “What is your favorite sports-related tradition?” or “Do you have any superstitions when watching a game?”).

  • Sports events: Ask questions about memorable sports events and moments, such as the World Cup, Olympics, or Super Bowl (e.g., “What was the most exciting sports event you’ve ever attended or watched on TV?” or “Which sports moment do you remember the most?”).

  • Humor: Ask questions that tap into the humor of sports, such as funny moments, memes, and mishaps (e.g., “What is your favorite funny sports moment or meme?” or “What is the funniest thing you’ve ever seen during a game?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Sports themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Sports themed This or That questions

  1. Basketball or football?
  2. Soccer or tennis?
  3. Baseball or hockey?
  4. Golf or boxing?
  5. Volleyball or badminton?
  6. Cricket or rugby?
  7. Track and field or swimming?
  8. Wrestling or weightlifting?
  9. Surfing or snowboarding?
  10. Skateboarding or rollerblading?
  11. Skiing or ice skating?
  12. Ping pong or pool?
  13. Bowling or darts?
  14. Rowing or kayaking?
  15. Rock climbing or hiking?
  16. Cycling or running?
  17. Martial arts or gymnastics?
  18. Frisbee or ultimate frisbee?
  19. Water polo or handball?
  20. Boxing or MMA?
  21. Football or rugby?
  22. Soccer or hockey?
  23. Basketball or tennis?
  24. Golf or cricket?
  25. Track and field or gymnastics?
  26. Swimming or diving?
  27. Wrestling or Judo?
  28. Fencing or archery?
  29. Surfing or skateboarding?
  30. Snowboarding or skiing?
  31. Rock climbing or bouldering?
  32. Running or jogging?
  33. Cycling or mountain biking?
  34. Rowing or canoeing?
  35. Kickboxing or kung fu?
  36. Boxing or Muay Thai?
  37. Soccer or basketball?
  38. Baseball or football?
  39. Hockey or lacrosse?
  40. Swimming or running?
  41. Tennis or golf?
  42. Badminton or table tennis?
  43. Volleyball or basketball?
  44. Snowboarding or surfing?
  45. Skiing or skating?
  46. Frisbee golf or regular golf?
  47. Cycling or hiking?
  48. Dancing or yoga?
  49. MMA or boxing?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.