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Sport Quiz #257

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 20 December 2013

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1

Golfer Vijay Singh, who was number one in the Official World Golf Rankings for 32 weeks in 2004 and 2005, was born where?

A
Fiji
B
South Africa
C
Canada
D
India
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2

What is sumo?

A
Full-contact wrestling
B
A Japanese musical instrument
C
An ancient board game
D
A rival to Lego
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3

Ski orienteering was last considered in 2002 for inclusion in the Olympic Games and has so far been turned down. Which of these was not published as one of the reasons?

A
None of the IOC members has a connection with the sport
B
It is too difficult for spectators and broadcasting media to follow the competition
C
It is mostly practised only in Nordic countries
D
The new technology and results system were too costly
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4

In 1997 at the World Snooker Championship, who made the fastest-recorded maximum break of 147?

A
Jimmy White
B
Tony Drago
C
Ronnie O'Sullivan
D
Ali Carter
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5

David Palmer, Amr Shabana, Thierry Lincou and Ramy Ashour have been World Open Champions in which sport in this century?

A
Squash
B
Badminton
C
Tennis
D
Golf
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6

Which squash player was unbeaten for over 150 consecutive matches between 1981 and 1986?

A
Susan Devoy
B
Jansher Khan
C
Geoff Hunt
D
Jahangir Khan
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7

Which English soccer player, whose career playing first class soccer ran from 1956 to 1973, was England's most capped player (106) when he retired from the England team in 1970?

A
David Beckham
B
Sven-Göran Eriksson
C
Wayne Rooney
D
Bobby Charlton
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