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Sport Quiz #22

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 19 June 2009

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What was unusual about Stamata Revithi running the marathon course at the 1896 Olympics, in Athens?

A
She was a paraplegic
B
Female athletes could not compete in "strenuous events"
C
Female athletes were not allowed to compete at all
D
She came alone and did not represent a country
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2

Which of these games involves eating spots and escaping from ghosts?

A
Myst
B
Pacman
C
Warcraft
D
Tron
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3

Who supplied tyres for all A1 Grand Prix cars?

A
Bridgestone
B
Dunlop
C
Michelin
D
Olympic
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Note: This question was updated in March 2017
4

The invention of what game, needing only pencil and paper, is attributed to Clifford von Winkler in the early 1900s?

A
Three Men's Morris
B
Hangman
C
Tic Tac Toe
D
Battleships
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5

Which of these countries has never hosted a Summer or Winter Olympics?

A
Greece
B
New Zealand
C
Australia
D
Finland
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6

Which of these runners is from England?

A
Roger Bannister
B
Peter Snell
C
John Walker
D
Dick Quax
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Note: This question was updated in February 2014
7

In baseball, what is the name of the position where the pitcher stands to throw the ball to a batter of the opposing team?

A
Home base
B
Footplate
C
Mound
D
Jack
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