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Sport Quiz #26

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 17 July 2009

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In early 2008, Yang Yun, an artistic gymnast who won two bronze medals at the 2000 Olympics, admitted on Chinese state-run television what fact about herself that interested the international press?

A
She had passed a drug test, though she had been taking stanozolol
B
She had been pregnant when she had competed
C
She was 14 when she had competed
D
Her father was the coach of the team from the Republic of China
Select from the options above.
2

In 2008, the game of Cluedo was updated as “Cluedo Reinvention" with some new weapons. Which one of these was in the original game?

A
Axe
B
Bat
C
Lead pipe
D
Trophy
Select from the options above.
3

Who won the 1986 World Cup Squash title, breaking another player's five year unbeaten run?

A
Jansher Khan
B
Jahangir Khan
C
Ross Norman
D
Chris Dittmar
Select from the options above.
4

What was notable about the embrace on the podium after the medal ceremony for the 10 metre air pistol competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing between Nino Salukvadze (bronze) and Natalia Paderina (silver)?

A
They were both coached by the same person
B
They were half sisters
C
During the competition, Paderina had accidentally shot Salukvadze
D
There was disagreement between the countries they represented
Select from the options above.
5

New Zealander Michael Campbell is a leading player in which sport?

A
Squash
B
Motor racing
C
Rugby Union
D
Golf
Select from the options above.
6

The circuit at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Notre-Dame, a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River, is named after which winning Formula One driver?

A
Gilles Villeneuve
B
Jacques Villeneuve
C
Jochen Rindt
D
Nelson Piquet
Select from the options above.
Note: This question was updated in November 2017
7

Which sport is played with a goal 12 ft wide by 7ft high, with a maximum of 11 players from each team able to be on the field at any time?

A
Rugby football
B
Hockey
C
Association Football (Soccer)
D
American Football
Select from the options above.
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