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Sport Quiz #289

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 1 August 2014

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In 1986, who set a new record for scoring the quickest century in test cricket in terms of balls faced (from 56 balls)?

A
Clive Lloyd
B
Viv Richards
C
Gordon Greenidge
D
Shane Warne
Select from the options above.
2

The official World Cup for which sport, held every second year from 1986 to 2004 and annually thereafter, is hosted by a number of countries from Canada, USA, UK, multiple European countries, to Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland?

A
Track Cycling
B
Orienteering
C
Show jumping
D
Baseball
Select from the options above.
3

Three racing trophies were established in the 20th century by James Gordon Bennett, Jr, for automobiles, aeroplanes and which other?

A
Yachts
B
Bicycles
C
Balloons
D
Dog sleds
Select from the options above.
4

What replaced the Cyclops computer system, that helps to determine whether a serve is in or out, at the US Open in 2006 and the Wimbledon Championships in 2007?

A
Eye liner
B
Bulls eye
C
Hawk-Eye
D
Magic eye
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5

Syracuse, New York, USA, banned what game during World War I?

A
Skat
B
Pinochle
C
Whist
D
Craps
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6

Why is the America's Cup so called?

A
The winning boat in the first race was skippered by Captain America
B
The contest was originally intended to be between US and UK boats
C
The race was first hosted by the New York Yacht Club
D
The first race for the trophy was won by the "America"
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7

In 2009 Artem Silchenko was first in the Red Bull World Series held at Antalya, Turkey & Sisikon, Switzerland in which sport?

A
Cliff diving
B
Kitesurfing
C
Free diving
D
Freestyle BMX
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