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Sport Quiz #3

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 6 February 2009

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1

What was the name of the regular feature of the European motorsport calendar from 1927 to 1957 that was held 24 times in Italy?

Note: This question was updated in February 2014
A
The Mille Miglia
B
Targa Florio
C
Giro de Sicilia
D
Mediterranean Grand Prix
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2

On 1 July 2001, who was the IBF Heavyweight Champion, WBC Heavyweight Champion, IBO Heavyweight Champion, USBA Heavyweight Champion, & IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion?

A
Fred Apostoli
B
Hasim Rahman
C
Michael Carbajal
D
Pipino Cuevas
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3

Which of these teams do not compete in North America's National Hockey League?

Note: This question was updated in January 2018
A
St Louis Cardinals
B
Columbus Blue Jackets
C
Winnipeg Jets (formerly Atlanta Thrashers)
D
Nashville Predators
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4

What is the name of the stadium in The Bronx in New York City which was the home baseball park of the New York Yankees from 1923 to 2008?

A
The Cake Tin
B
Yankee Stadium
C
Lords
D
The New York Met
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5

The distance of the first modern Olympic Marathon in 1896 was 40 km (24 miles 85 yards), so why, at the 1908 London Olympic Games, was it run over its now-standard distance of 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards)?

A
So that it finished in front of the British royal family's box
B
It was historically accurate
C
The International Olympic Committee did not want a round number of km
D
Error of measurement by the organisers, not used to metrics
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6

Until Lewis Hamilton's win at Spain in 2007, who held the record for being the youngest driver to lead the Formula One Championship?

Note: This question was updated in March 2015
A
Denny Hulme
B
Bruce McLaren
C
Chris Amon
D
Mike Hailwood
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7

In 1990, mountain climbers Rob Hall and Gary Ball were the first to do what in 7 months?

A
Climb Mt Everest 7 times
B
Climb the "Seven Summits"
C
Climb the 7 highest peaks in the Himalayas
D
Traverse New Zealand's Southern Alps from North to South
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