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Sport Quiz #245

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 27 September 2013

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1

In 2006, which country announced that it was withdrawing from test match cricket for 12 months?

A
Australia
B
Pakistan
C
UK
D
Zimbabwe
Select from the options above.
2

How many players are there in a men's lacrosse team?

A
15
B
10
C
8
D
12
Select from the options above.
3

Edison Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, retired in 1977 from what sport?

A
Synchronised swimming
B
Football
C
Pelotte
D
Chess
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4

What does a tennis player score when he has no points?

A
Love
B
Friendship
C
A kiss
D
A hug
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5

Why were the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles boycotted by the Soviet Union and most of the communist world (though China, Romania, and Yugoslavia participated)?

A
As a lever in political negotiations with the US
B
A global economic recession that affected much of the developed world
C
Because of suspected US involvement in the assassination of Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat in 1981
D
In retaliation for the US-led boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow
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6

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which when it started in 1993 matched martial artists from different disciplines against each other to find the most effective fighter, led to the combined style known as mixed martial arts. MMA is an extreme sport, initially banned in 36 of the 50 states of the USA for its no-holds-barred violence. In the rules later developed which of these is not considered a foul?

A
Throat strikes of any kind and heels to the kidney
B
Groin attacks and eye gouging
C
Placing a finger into any orifice, or into any cut or laceration of your opponent
D
Timidity
Select from the options above.
7

In 1972, who became the youngest Formula One Champion Racing Driver at the age of 25?

A
Ayrton Senna
B
Niki Lauda
C
Jim Clark
D
Emerson Fittipaldi
Select from the options above.
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