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Sport Quiz #266

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 21 February 2014

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In 2010, the International Cricket Council turned down a nomination for Vice President from ex-Australian Prime Minister John Howard in favour of one from Alan Isaac, who was from which country?

A
Pakistan
B
South Africa
C
India
D
New Zealand
Select from the options above.
2

When the US swimmer Michael Phelps became the youngest person at the time to break a world record, what was the occasion?

A
200 m butterfly in the World Championship Trials for the 2001 World Aquatics Championships
B
200 m individual medley at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships
C
4 x 100 m medley relay in the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships
D
400 m individual medley at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships
Select from the options above.
3

Mary Lillian Ellison (1923-2007) was famous in what field?

A
Professional wrestling
B
Concert pianist
C
Women's cricket
D
Microbiology
Select from the options above.
4

Who is the only boxer to be the WBA Heavyweight Champion four times?

A
Mike Tyson
B
Evander Holyfield
C
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)
D
George Foreman
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5

How does one tell a potentially winning cob or conker?

A
Put them in water and choose from among those that sink
B
Put them in water and choose from among those that float
C
By its colour
D
By the method and frequency with which their tree has been pruned or brutted
Select from the options above.
6

Lance Armstrong, famous as a cyclist has also been closely involved in other areas. Which of these is not one?

A
Whitewater slalom canoeing
B
Marathon running
C
Supporting people affected by cancer and raising cancer awareness
D
Triathlon
Select from the options above.
7

The Beach Soccer World Championship began in 1995 and became the Beach Soccer World Cup in 2005. Which country has won the contest most often since 1995?

A
Portugal
B
France
C
Brazil
D
Uruguay
Select from the options above.
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