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Sport Quiz #239

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 16 August 2013

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1

The record for which sport was 15.54 metres in 1909 and 21.89 metres at the 2012 Olympics?

A
Javelin
B
Men's shot put
C
High jump
D
Triple jump
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2

When was curling first played as a Winter Olympic sport?

A
1898
B
1998
C
Never
D
1798
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3

Which boxers fought in the "Thrilla in Manila" in 1975?

A
Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier
B
George Foreman and Joe Frazier
C
George Foreman and Mike Tyson
D
Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson
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4

Olympic weightlifters are permitted, in addition to a close-fitting one-piece leotard, to wear what?

A
A bandana
B
A leather belt
C
Fingerless gloves
D
A watch
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5

If a chess player completes a move known as en passant, what pieces are involved?

A
Pawns
B
Bishops
C
Knights
D
A pawn and a knight
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6

Which of these teams has an even number of players on each side?

Note: This question was updated in June 2022
A
Baseball
B
Rugby Union
C
Volleyball
D
Netball
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7

What is a half-pipe used for?

A
A surface for gravity-based extreme sports
B
Drainage in low rainfall areas
C
People trying to give up smoking
D
Small collages
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