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Sport Quiz #129

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 8 July 2011

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The Dakar Rally, formerly known as "The Paris-Dakar", an annual off-road automobile race that began in 1978, has usually been held from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal. Due to political instability in Africa, the 2009 rally was run where?

A
Madagascar
B
Kenya and Tanzania
C
Argentina and Chile
D
Czechoslovakia and Hungary
Select from the options above.
2

Geoff Capes, twice the world's strongest man, won 2 Olympic Games gold medals in which sport?

A
Wrestling
B
Weightlifting
C
Shot put
D
Diving
Select from the options above.
3

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

A
4 kilograms (8.82 pounds)
B
7.26 kilograms (16 pounds)
C
14.52 kilograms (32 pounds)
D
24 kilograms (52.92 pounds)
Select from the options above.
4

What nationality is Justine Henin, winner of 7 Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal, who retired from professional tennis in 2008 when ranked World No. 1 and returned in 2010?

A
Belgian
B
Japanese
C
French
D
Argentinian
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5

Who is the next in this series: Jersey Joe Walcott, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, ...?

A
Ezzard Charles
B
Sonny Liston
C
Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)
D
Joe Louis
Select from the options above.
6

Of the 26 times that the 100 metres has been included in the Olympic Games to 2008, which country has won the most gold medals (16)?

A
Kenya
B
Great Britain
C
Jamaica
D
USA
Select from the options above.
7

What is the name of the main tournament course at St Andrews Golf Club?

A
The Old Course
B
Tam o' Shanter
C
The Sporran
D
Bonny Prince Charlie
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