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Sport Quiz #59

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 5 March 2010

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1

Which of these has had a distinct National Olympic Committee since 1950 and competed at the Olympic Games from 1952, although it has been only a colony and a "region", but never a nation?

A
Goa
B
Taiwan
C
Macau
D
Hong Kong
Select from the options above.
2

On the table for which gambling game would you see the words Passe, Pair, Manque, Impair and pictures of black and red diamonds?

Note: This question was updated in December 2016
A
Chemin de Fer
B
Baccarat
C
Roulette
D
Craps
Select from the options above.
3

The Proteas are a national cricket team representing which country?

A
Tonga
B
Ireland
C
Papua New Guinea
D
South Africa
Select from the options above.
4

Which English steeplechase is held annually at Aintree near Liverpool?

A
Gold Cup
B
St Leger
C
Two Thousand Guineas
D
Grand National
Select from the options above.
5

The FINA Swimming World Cup, which started in 1989, is an international series swum (except for the 2015 series) over what length of course?

Note: This question was updated in May 2017
A
100 metres
B
50 metres
C
25 metres
D
200 metres
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6

With a time of 3:49.4, breaking the existing world record by over 1.5 seconds, who was the first to run the mile in under 3:50 minutes ?

A
Dick Quax
B
Roger Bannister
C
John Walker
D
Filbert Bayi
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7

On 12 September 1995, the Belarusian air force shot down a gas balloon, killing two Americans, during a race for which trophy?

A
Ranfurly Shield
B
Admiral's Cup
C
Borg-Warner Trophy
D
Gordon Bennett Cup
Select from the options above.
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