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Sport Quiz #307

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 5 December 2014

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1

Why was Los Angeles selected as the host of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games by the IOC session at Athens, Greece, without a vote?

A
The IOC decided to invite one city to provide the venues
B
It was the only city that submitted a bid to host them
C
The IOC delegates had decided over dinner, beforehand and forgot to formally vote
D
There were riots outside and they wanted to finish the meeting quickly
Select from the options above.
2

Which of these cities has hosted the Winter Olympics twice?

A
Lake Placid, United States
B
Oslo, Norway
C
Squaw Valley, United States
D
Grenoble, France
Select from the options above.
3

A number of sports have been demonstrated at Winter Olympic Games and never included on the official programme. Which of these has become an Olympic sport without demonstration?

A
Skeleton
B
Bandy
C
Sled-dog racing
D
Ski ballet (acroski)
Select from the options above.
4

What modern sport can trace its origin back to a Scramble that took place at Camberley, Surrey England in 1924?

A
Motocross
B
Rallying
C
Orienteering
D
BMX
Select from the options above.
5

In 1987, the Fédéracion International del Volleyball arranged the first World Beach Volleyball Championships, which was played where?

A
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
B
Waikiki, Honolulu
C
Santa Monica, California
D
Saint-Quay-Portrieux,France
Select from the options above.
6

Roger Federer failed to reach the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 2010. When was the previous time that he had failed to do so?

A
2000
B
2002
C
1998
D
2006
Select from the options above.
7

When did freestyle skiing first became a sport contested at the World Olympics?

A
2014
B
1992
C
1936
D
1924
Select from the options above.
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