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Sport Quiz #30

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 14 August 2009

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1

Who won a record six motorcycle speedway World Championships in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977 and 1979?

A
Barry Briggs
B
Ivan Mauger
C
Peter Collins
D
Ole Olsen
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2

At which Olympic Games were there new events including BMX (men and women), swimming marathon (10 km), and for the first time, women competed in the steeplechase and some team fencing events?

A
1992, Barcelona
B
2008, Beijing
C
2004, Athens
D
2000, Sydney
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3

Anthony Wilding, who won the Wimbledon men's singles from 1910 to 1913, was from what country?

A
New Zealand
B
England
C
USA
D
Ireland
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4

How many white squares are there on a chessboard?

A
64
B
32
C
16
D
18
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5

At which Olympic Games did a water polo match between Hungary and the Soviet Union end as a pitched battle between the teams?

A
1960, Rome
B
1948, London
C
1956, Melbourne
D
1972, Munich
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6

Juan Manuel Fangio, Mario Andretti, James Hunt and Niki Lauda were world champions in which sport?

A
Cycling
B
Formula One
C
Weightlifting
D
Tennis
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7

Why is a Netball court divided into thirds?

A
Different points are allocated, depending on where a ball is thrown from, through the net
B
To help referees know where they are on the court
C
To regulate where individuals of each position are allowed to move
D
Historically, netball has been played on basketball courts marked in this way
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