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Sport Quiz #157

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 20 January 2012

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1

The acronym "B.A.S.E.", as used in B.A.S.E jumping, stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump, including buildings, antennae and earth (cliff). Which of these is the other?

A
Sticks
B
Spans (bridges)
C
Stones
D
Sand
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2

Which of these was no longer an Olympic sport in 2012 but was restored for the 2020 Games?

Note: This question was updated in May 2019
A
Handball
B
Curling
C
Snowboarding
D
Softball
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3

in November 2009 1500m runner Rashid Ramzi was stripped of his 2008 Beijing gold medal for failing a drug test. What nation did he represent?

A
Canada
B
Iran
C
Bahrain
D
USA
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4

What sport is featured in "Invictus", a 2009 film directed by Clint Eastwood?

A
Hockey
B
Soccer
C
Baseball
D
Rugby
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5

Which of these are used in the Olympic sport of fencing?

A
Staples and battens
B
Sabres and foils
C
Pins and needles
D
Knives and forks
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6

At the 1976 Olympics, who, at age 14, scored so highly that the score board could not display her score?

A
Ludmilla Tourischeva of Russia
B
Yelena Davydova of Russia
C
Mary Lou Retton of the USA
D
Nadia Com─âneci of Romania
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7

Trophies of the same name were awarded to the champions of Major League Baseball, the International Hockey League's coach of the year from 1985 to 2001 and the Canadian Hockey League's coach of the year from 1993 to 2001. What is the name of these trophies?

A
Commissioner's Trophy
B
Intercontinental Cup
C
America's Cup
D
Ranfurly Shield
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