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Sport Quiz #44

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 20 November 2009

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1

In what sport would you find a beltman?

A
Ice hockey
B
Rugby Union
C
Baseball
D
Surf lifesaving
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2

Who has won the most Olympic Gold medals?

Note: This question was updated in February 2017
A
Larisa Latynina, USSR
B
Paavo Nurmi, Finalnd
C
Michael Phelps, USA
D
Mark Spitz, USA
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3

Stanley Matthews typically played which position for the English football team?

Note: This question was updated in March 2022
A
Goalkeeper
B
Inside right
C
Right wing / outside right
D
Centre forward
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4

Why were the Winter Olympic Games at Lillehammer in 1994 held only 2 years after the previous ones, at Albertsville?

A
The Lillehammer venues were to be torn down in 1995
B
Error by the International Olympic Commission
C
To change the timing, to alternate with the Summer Olympics
D
Impending war in the Middle East
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5

The International Olympic Committee removed which two events from the programme for the 2012 Olympic Games in London?

Note: This question was updated in November 2013
A
Women's weightlifting: Clean and Jerk and Snatch
B
Chess and women's triple jump
C
Solo synchronised swimming and doubles table tennis
D
Baseball and softball
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6

Near the end of August 2009, Australia lost to England by 197 runs in what sport?

A
Cricket
B
Pétanque
C
Field hockey
D
Knucklebones
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7

Why is the America's Cup so called?

A
The winning boat in the first race was skippered by Captain America
B
The contest was originally intended to be between US and UK boats
C
The race was first hosted by the New York Yacht Club
D
The first race for the trophy was won by the "America"
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