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Sport Quiz #287

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 18 July 2014

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1

In the 1980s one of the matches between Australia and New Zealand in One Day International cricket was infamous for what?

A
The Australian captain, bowler and commentator were all brothers
B
The last New Zealand batsman in the final over threw his bat at the bowler
C
The Australian bowler sent the last ball of the final over underarm
D
The Australian team was booed off the field by the spectators
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2

Which of these tennis players is Serbian?

A
Jelena Janković
B
Sabine Lisicki
C
Marion Bartoli
D
Elena Vesnina
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3

Where would you find a person called a seamer?

A
On a pitch
B
In a clothes factory
C
In a factory for tin cans
D
In a coal mine
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4

IOC President Jaques Rogge led a spontaneous one minute silence on 23 July before the opening of the 2012 Olympics to mark what?

A
The 11 Israeli athletes killed in the Munich massacre at the 1972 Olympics
B
The Olympic truce
C
The death of Don Juan Antonio Samaranch, the previous IOC President
D
A gun massacre the previous Friday at a cinema in Colorado, killing at least 12 and injuring 59 more
Select from the options above.
5

Joe Calzaghe, known as "The Pride of Wales", was a boxing world champion in which category?

A
Welterweight
B
Lightweight
C
Heavyweight
D
Super middleweight
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6

When were the debts incurred by Montreal, Canada, in staging the 1976 Olympics finally met in full?

A
The beginning of 1990
B
The end of 2006
C
1999
D
The middle of 2000
Select from the options above.
7

The World Cup for which sport is an annual international competition initiated in 1978 by Swiss journalist Max E. Amman, and originally sponsored by Volvo?

A
Orienteering
B
Show jumping
C
Rugby 7s
D
Motor cycling
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