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Sport Quiz #15

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 1 May 2009

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1

Where were the first world championships for mountain bike racing, sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 1990, held?

A
Turkey Mountain, Tulsa, Oklahoma
B
Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, Alabama
C
Wetumpka, Alabama
D
Purgatory, Colorado
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2

Which of these is not one of the Railway Stations on a traditional English Monopoly board?

Note: This question was updated in March 2015
A
Liverpool Street
B
Fenchurch Street
C
Marylebone
D
Paddington
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3

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

A
Epsom Derby
B
2,000 Guineas Stakes
C
1,000 Guineas Stakes
D
St. Leger Stakes
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4

Who led the expedition that successfully made the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953?

Note: This question was updated in February 2014
A
Colonel H C J (John) Hunt
B
Sir Edmund Hillary
C
Tenzing Norgay
D
Eric Shipton
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5

Where were the first modern Olympic Games held, from 6 to 15 April 1896?

A
London, England
B
Paris, France
C
St. Louis, Missouri, U S A
D
Athens, Greece
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6

How many Olympic Games have been cancelled due to World Wars?

A
1
B
2
C
4
D
3
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7

What official world speed record for a shuttlecock in badminton, was set on 3 June 2005 by Fu Haifeng?

Note: This question was updated in May 2015
A
332 km/h (206 mph)
B
305 km/h (189 mph)
C
345 km/h (214 mph)
D
298 km/h (185 mph)
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