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Sport Quiz #116

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 8 April 2011

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1

Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed during a training run on the course for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was a competitor in what sport?

A
Bobsleigh
B
Skeleton
C
Luge
D
Curling
Select from the options above.
2

Competitors representing which country won the most Olympic gold medals in Greco-Roman wrestling between 1896 and 2008?

A
Sweden (SWE)
B
The Soviet Union (URS)
C
Finland (FIN)
D
Hungary (HUN)
Select from the options above.
3

In the Olympic shot put competition, what is the weight of the women's shot?

A
24 kilograms (52.92 pounds)
B
7.26 kilograms (16 lb)
C
14.52 kilograms (32 pounds)
D
4 kilograms (8.82 lb)
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4

What name was given to a group of racing drivers that included Woolf Barnato, Glen Kidston, Henry Birkin, Bernard Rubin, Dudley Benjafield & Sammy Davis, who were responsible for four consecutive victories at the Le Mans 24 hours from 1927 to 1930?

A
The Dream Team
B
The Rat Pack
C
The Bentley Boys
D
The Morris Minors
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5

Up to and including 2010, Switzerland and 3 other countries have hosted the World Rowing Championships 4 times since the first in 1962. Which of these was not one of them?

Note: This question was updated in December 2018
A
New Zealand
B
Canada
C
Germany
D
Great Britain
Select from the options above.
6

Croatia won their first ever Olympic gold in Atlanta in 1996 in which event?

A
Weightlifting
B
Handball
C
Wrestling
D
Fencing
Select from the options above.
7

What annual event, to have been held in 2008, was cancelled after al-Qaeda's murder of four French tourists on Christmas Eve in December 2007 in Mauritania?

A
The Dakar Rally
B
North African Tennis Open
C
World Water Divining Championship
D
Sahara Camel 5,000
Select from the options above.
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