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Sport Quiz #60

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 12 March 2010

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1

Why was Los Angeles selected as the host of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games by the IOC session at Athens, Greece, without a vote?

A
The IOC decided to invite one city to provide the venues
B
It was the only city that submitted a bid to host them
C
The IOC delegates had decided over dinner, beforehand and forgot to formally vote
D
There were riots outside and they wanted to finish the meeting quickly
Select from the options above.
2

At the 1988 Olympics, in a split decision, South Korean boxer Park Si-Hun beat American Roy Jones, Jr., though Jones landed 86 punches to Park's 32 and a judge admitted the decision was a mistake. All 3 judges voting against Jones were suspended. What was the final outcome?

A
Roy Jones, Jr. was declared the winner
B
Park Si-Hun remained the winner
C
It was declared to be a draw
D
There was a rematch, which Park Si-Hun won
Select from the options above.
3

In what sport is an individual game called a frame?

A
Snooker
B
Rugby league
C
Poker
D
Polo
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4

Which of these is a game for four players that is similar to whist?

A
Myst
B
Poker
C
Spider
D
Solo whist
Select from the options above.
5

Who held the record for the number of Grand Slam tennis tournaments before it was beaten by Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2009?

A
Lleyton Hewitt
B
Rafael Nadal
C
Pete Sampras
D
Andre Agassi
Select from the options above.
6

What winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting was called "military patrol" when it was contested at the Olympic Winter Games in 1924, and demonstrated in 1928, 1936, and 1948?

A
Steeplechase
B
Nordic walking
C
Cross-country slalom
D
Biathlon
Select from the options above.
7

Ed Moses (United States) and Martina Moravcov√° (Slovakia) won World Cups for which sport in 2001/2002 and 2003/2004?

A
Swimming
B
Tennis (mixed doubles)
C
Rowing (coxless pairs)
D
Pairs Figure Skating
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