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Sport Quiz #46

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 4 December 2009

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1

In tennis, the annual Grand Slam season consists of the French Open, the U.S. Open, the Wimbledon Championship and which other?

A
America's Cup
B
Queen's Club Championships
C
Davis Cup
D
Australian Open
Select from the options above.
2

What is the name of the classic English horse race run at Epsom, the day before the Derby?

Note: This question was updated in February 2020
A
The Steeplechase
B
The Queen's Pace
C
The 1,000 Guineas
D
The Oaks
Select from the options above.
3

What is the next in the series: Antwerp; Paris; Amsterdam; Los Angeles?

A
Berlin
B
London
C
Helsinki
D
Melbourne
Select from the options above.
4

What Italian word describes a group of fans, that is commonly used to refer to the supporters of Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One?

A
Tifosi
B
Ferrati
C
Skinheads
D
Terrazzo
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5

What was unusual about the speech by IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch at the closing ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games, when he said "Well done Atlanta" and called the games "most exceptional"?

A
The Games were not held at Atlanta
B
He gave the speech by satellite link
C
He had previously always said that each had been "The best Olympics ever"
D
He delivered the speech in French
Select from the options above.
6

Why was the FIFA World Cup, an international football competition contested by the men's national teams every four years since the first tournament in 1930, not held in 1942 and 1946?

A
FIFA had lost the trophy
B
It was too expensive to organise
C
There were not enough people wanting to play
D
It was difficult to organise due to the effects of World War II
Select from the options above.
7

The first Winter Olympic Games were held in what year?

A
1894
B
1944
C
2002
D
1924
Select from the options above.
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