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Sport Quiz #261

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 17 January 2014

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1

After winning the silver in equestrian dressage 1932 Summer Olympics, why was Swedish rider Bertil Sandström demoted to last?

A
Months later, his horse tested positive for fluphenazine and zuclophenthixol
B
His blood tests indicated the use of darbepoetin
C
Clicking to his horse to encourage it.
D
Swearing at the judges during the competition
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2

When was windsurfing accepted as an Olympic sport?

A
1976
B
1988
C
1980
D
1984
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3

The film "Spirit of Youth" (1938) told the story of the rise of boxer Joe Thomas, which paralleled the life of which boxer who had the lead role?

A
Mike Tyson
B
Cassius Clay
C
Sugar Ray Robinson
D
Joe Louis
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4

Solitaire is typically for how many players?

A
As many as can be fitted around the board
B
One
C
One, plus two to hold the hoop
D
Four
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5

What did the cricketing term "The Ashes" first refer to?

A
The grieving ritual undergone by the loser in England-Australia series
B
A trophy for England-Australia series
C
An urn, containing the ashes of a bail, representing the spirit of English cricket
D
An obituary for English cricket the first time Australia beat England at home
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6

What is Little Brown Jug?

A
An annual harness race for three-year-old pacing standardbred horses
B
A three year aged 12% barley wine
C
Jug in the shape of Henry Elwes, aka Toby Fillpot, played with buzzed lips as a musical instrument
D
Mad 30's image of Alfred E. Neuman
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7

One win away from eventing's Grand Slam in the UK in 2013, New Zealand equestrian Jock Paget had what mishap?

A
He was hospitalised after a car crash
B
He broke his leg
C
All the horses in his stable went down with enteritis
D
His horse tested positive for drugs after his previous victory
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