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Sport Quiz #50

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 1 January 2010

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1

Muhammad Ali (who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) is associated with which sport?

A
Rugby union
B
Motor racing
C
Boxing
D
Soccer
Select from the options above.
2

After winning the silver in equestrian dressage 1932 Summer Olympics, why was Swedish rider Bertil Sandström demoted to last?

A
Months later, his horse tested positive for fluphenazine and zuclophenthixol
B
His blood tests indicated the use of darbepoetin
C
Clicking to his horse to encourage it.
D
Swearing at the judges during the competition
Select from the options above.
3

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the world's oldest and most famous cricket club (founded in 1787), is based where?

A
Stamford Bridge
B
The Oval
C
Wimbledon
D
Lord's Cricket Ground
Select from the options above.
4

At the opening ceremony of every Olympic Games when the athletes parade into the stadium, what is traditionally the first nation to enter?

A
Australia
B
Zimbabwe
C
Greece
D
Denmark
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Note: This question was updated in December 2013
5

At the 2008 Olympics, South Korea protested that for Norway’s winning goal in the semifinals, the ball had failed fully to cross the goal line prior to time expiring and requested that the game continue into overtime. What sport was this?

A
Soccer
B
Handball
C
Hockey
D
Polo
Select from the options above.
6

Which team won the eighth World Polo Championship in Mexico in May 2008?

A
Argentina
B
Chile
C
Brazil
D
England
Select from the options above.
7

Why was Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian disqualified by the IOC from his medal for the men's 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling event at the 2008 Olympics?

A
He had kicked a referee in the face
B
He was found to have used the banned substance propranolol
C
He threw his medal on the floor at the medal ceremony
D
He was found to be overweight
Select from the options above.
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