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Sport Quiz #9

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 20 March 2009

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Which US horse race for three year-old thoroughbred horses is held on the first Saturday in May, over one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs?

A
Preakness Stakes
B
Alabama Stakes
C
The Kentucky Derby
D
Belmont Stakes
Select from the options above.
2

Which light-heavyweight boxer won a gold medal when he competed at an Olympic Games for the first time in 1960 at Rome?

A
Cassius Clay
B
Kent Green
C
Joe Frazier
D
Anthony Madigan
Select from the options above.
3

Which horse race meeting, for "The Gold Cup", was first run in 1711 and is held on 7 June each year?

A
Scottish Grand National
B
Aintree Grand National
C
Epsom Derby
D
Royal Ascot
Select from the options above.
4

Where was the men's world best time (up to 2009) for the Team Sprint, of 42.950 seconds, set by the British cycling team of Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy?

A
UCI Track Cycling World Champs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2007
B
UCI World Cup, Beijing, 2009
C
UCI Track Cycling World Champs, Manchester, UK, 2008
D
Olympic Games Beijing 2008
Select from the options above.
Note: This question was updated in May 2015
5

Which of these horse races does not form part of The Triple Crown in the USA?

A
Kentucky Derby
B
Alabama Stakes
C
Preakness Stakes
D
Belmont Stakes
Select from the options above.
6

What 3-D puzzle was invented in 1974 by a Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture?

A
Kerplunk
B
Pick Up Sticks
C
Jenga
D
Rubik's Cube
Select from the options above.
7

In 2004 it was announced that what new fixture was planned for Wimbledon’s Centre Court, to be completed in 2009?

A
A hard court surface
B
A retractable roof
C
A new grandstand at the South end
D
A luxury strawberry bar
Select from the options above.
Note: This question was updated in March 2015
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