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Sport Quiz #292

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 22 August 2014

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1

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the world's oldest and most famous cricket club (founded in 1787), is based where?

A
Stamford Bridge
B
The Oval
C
Wimbledon
D
Lord's Cricket Ground
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2

At the 1896 Olympics, winners received a silver medal and second place received a bronze medal. In 1900, most winners received cups or trophies instead of medals. What present tradition was introduced at the 1904 Games?

A
Awarding gold, silver & bronze medals for the first three places
B
Awarding no tangible reward at all
C
Awarding certificates to every finisher
D
Awarding the winner only with a bronze medal
Select from the options above.
3

What is the standard length of the bars in the uneven parallel bars or asymmetric bars, an artistic gymnastics apparatus used only by female gymnasts?

A
420 cm
B
240 cm
C
150 cm
D
200 cm
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4

What shape is the ground which has been home to the Surrey County Cricket Club since 1845?

A
Oval
B
Pear shaped
C
Diamond
D
Oblong
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5

In 1961 an entire American sports team was lost in a plane crash when travelling to the World Championships in its sport; which sport was it?

A
Figure skating
B
Basketball
C
Swimming
D
Athletics
Select from the options above.
6

In chess, castling involves the rook and which other piece?

A
Knight
B
Queen
C
King
D
Bishop
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7

In 1990, mountain climbers Rob Hall and Gary Ball were the first to do what in 7 months?

A
Climb Mt Everest 7 times
B
Climb the "Seven Summits"
C
Climb the 7 highest peaks in the Himalayas
D
Traverse New Zealand's Southern Alps from North to South
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