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Sport Quiz #28

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 31 July 2009

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1

Players start with 5 of their counters on the inner board and 10 on the outer board in which game?

A
Backgammon
B
Parcheesi
C
Ludo
D
Chess
Select from the options above.
2

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Arash Miresmaeili, an Iranian judoka, did not compete in a match against an Israeli. Which of these did not result?

A
He was awarded the US$125,000 paid to all Iranian gold medal winners by the Iranian government
B
He was officially cleared of intentionally avoiding the bout
C
He was disqualified from all future Olympics
D
He was officially disqualified for excessive weight.
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3

Which sport, originated by native Americans and introduced to England in 1867, is played with a stick with a net on one end by 12 players per side on a field around 100 to 150 yards long?

A
Lacrosse
B
Quoits
C
Petanque
D
Skittles
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4

At the 2008 Olympic Games, which event began its competition at Beijing before the Opening ceremony?

A
Football (soccer)
B
Archery
C
Rowing
D
Volleyball
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5

Where is the contest for the FA Cup held?

Note: This question was updated in December 2018
A
UK
B
USA
C
Italy
D
France
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6

The Republic of China (ROC) did not compete at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 because the People's Republic of China (PRC) pressured the organisers to stop them competing under that name. What name did the ROC use when it next competed in 1984?

A
Island China
B
Taiwan
C
Chinese Taipei
D
Free China
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7

What is the next in this series: Los Angeles, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta?

A
Athens
B
Sydney
C
Beijing
D
London
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