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Sport Quiz #136

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 26 August 2011

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In 1867, William George Beers, a Canadian dentist, codified which sport (shortening the game and reducing the number of players to 12 per team), with the first game played under these rules at Upper Canada College between Upper Canada College and the Toronto Cricket Club?

A
Badminton
B
Volleyball
C
Lacrosse
D
Baseball
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2

In what sport is a "triple salchow" performed?

A
Gymnastics
B
Surfing
C
Figure skating
D
High jump
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3

Who was the first person to be recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations as running the 1500 metres in under 3 minutes 30 seconds?

A
Saïd Aouita
B
Sydney Maree
C
Steve Ovett
D
Steve Cram
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4

Following the publication of a story in the "News of the World" on 2 May 2010, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association announced the immediate suspension of 3 time World Champion John Higgins. What was Higgins accused of?

A
Bribing referees
B
Match fixing
C
Using foul language in a formal interview
D
Domestic violence
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5

What English football club lost 8 players and 3 officials in the Munich air disaster of 1958?

A
Everton
B
Chelsea
C
Arsenal
D
Manchester United
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6

Which world welterweight boxing champion was reported in April 2010 to be standing for the Philippine Congress, for the political party called "the People's Champ Movement"?

A
Wladimir Klitschko
B
Floyd Mayweather jnr
C
Sugar Shane Mosley
D
Manny Pacquiao
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7

Where was the first competition named the FIFA Club World Cup held in 2006?

A
Abu Dhabi
B
Brazil
C
Japan
D
Spain
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