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Quiz I

  1. What's the sporty jobs of Spain's Alhambra Nievas and Ireland's Joy Neville?
  2. In 1969, David Attenborough commissioned which television series to demonstrate the potential of colour television in sport?




  3. In 1980, who became the first woman to run a mile under four and a half minutes?
  4. Which team came top of English football in the first season that the three-points-for-a-win system was introduced?
  5. In the May 2018 squash rankings, 7 out of the top 10 male players in the world came from which country?
  6. The Baskerville Shield is a trophy awarded to the winner between England and New Zealand in which sport?
  7. In 2022, which city will become the first city to have hosted both the summer and the winter Olympics?
  8. Which British musician participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics in alpine skiing? And which country did this female musician represent?
  9. Which sporting occasion in the United States is known as 'The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports'?
  10. What name is given to the winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting?
  11. Name the second largest city in Japan - it will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final? And in which year did this city also host the FIFA World Cup Final?
  12. In theory, what is the minimum number of possible strokes a tennis player needs to win a set?
  13. Which short form of cricket, one of the three current forms of cricket recognised by the International Cricket Council, is typically completed in about three hours?
  14. Which sport is often abbreviated as MMA?
  15. Who made his pro boxing debut against Richard Dawson in 2012?
  16. Can you name the only person to have won both an Olympic medal and received a Nobel Prize?

Answers:

  1. Female rugby referees (that have refereed important male matches)
  2. Pot Black (featuring snooker)



  3. Mary Decker
  4. Liverpool (1981-1982 season)
  5. Egypt (it's a bit of a mystery why Egypt are so good at squash!)
  6. Rugby League
  7. Beijing
  8. Vanessa-Mae (British violinist). Thailand.
  9. The Kentucky Derby (a horse race held at Churchill Downs)
  10. Biathlon
  11. Yokohama. 2002 Final (when Brazil beat Germany 2-0).
  12. 12 (with four aces in your three sets and for your opponent to double-fault all of his strokes)
  13. Twenty20
  14. Mixed martial arts
  15. (Former cricketer) Andrew Flintoff
  16. Philip Noel-Baker (1889–1982, a British politician who won a silver medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959)



Quiz II

  1. What links the most capped All Blacks' prop of all time, the 1991 World Snooker Champion, and the first English off-spinner since Jim Laker to take 10 wickets in a match?
  2. In the semi-final of the 2014 football world cup, how many goals did Germany score against Brazil?
  3. In which Australian city are the professional rugby union team known as The Brumbies based?
  4. The FIFA Ballon d'Or was an annual association football award presented to the world's best men's player from 2010 to 2015 - what is the translation of the French word 'd'Or'?
  5. Cinderella Man was the nickname of which heavyweight boxing champion?
  6. Which country is credited globally as the capital of polo and has the largest number of 10 handicap players in the world?
  7. In May 2006, which game was the then British Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, photographed playing at his official residence?
  8. Which British skeleton racer won a gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi?
  9. Which American football franchise won the 2018 Super Bowl?
  10. Name the first swimmer to break the one minute barrier for 100-metre freestyle?
  11. Michaela Tabb participated in the 2009 and 2012 world final of which sport?
  12. Westfalenstadion, presently called Signal Iduna Park for sponsorship reasons, is a football stadium in which European city?
  13. In which event did Carl Lewis win four Olympic Golds - in Los Angeles, Seoul, Barcelona, and Atlanta?
  14. Name the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games?
  15. Ian Botham made eleven appearances in the Football League for which football club?
  16. In which cities were the following sport stars born: (a) Jessica Ennis-Hill, (b) Torvill and Dean, (c) Gary Lineker, (d) Mo Farah, and (e) cyclist Chris Froome?

Answers:

  1. Surnames that are the names of birds (Tony Woodcock, John Parrot and Graeme Swann)
  2. Seven goals in a historic 7–1 win over Brazil
  3. Canberra
  4. Golden
  5. James J. Braddock





  6. Argentina
  7. Croquet
  8. Lizzy Yarnold (Britain's only 2014 Winter Olympics gold medal)
  9. The Philadelphia Eagles
  10. Johnny Weissmuller
  11. Snooker (she was the referee)
  12. Dortmund
  13. Long Jump
  14. Beth Tweddle
  15. Scunthorpe United
  16. (a) Sheffield, (b) Nottingham, (c) Leicester, (d) Mogadishu, Somalia, and (e) Nairobi, Kenya


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