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Sport Quiz #313

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 16 January 2015

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1

According to a survey carried out by Deloittes early in 2009, which was the world's richest soccer club at that time?

A
Manchester United
B
L.A. Galaxy
C
Real Madrid
D
Everton
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2

The annual International Tree Climbing Championship is held under the auspices of which organisation?

A
ISA
B
ITTC
C
WTC
D
IOC
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3

Which former American football star was acquitted of killing his ex-wife and was later convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping?

A
Shaquille O'Neal
B
Mike Tyson
C
O J Simpson
D
Walter Payton
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4

In the UK in the 1780s the WCC was the forerunner to the MCC; what do its initials stand for?

A
White's Cricket Club
B
White Conduit Club
C
Walsall Cricket Club
D
Worcestershire County Club
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5

Egg and spoon races were staged as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. When was the earliest recorded reference in the Oxford English Dictionary to an egg and spoon race?

A
1884
B
1755
C
1894
D
1889
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6

Which was the glider which won for Sweden the, arguably, first two world Gliding Championships, in 1948 and 1950?

A
DFS Weihe
B
Fafnir São Paulo
C
Slingsby Type 34 Sky
D
Slingsby T.25 Gull 4
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7

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, why did the Russian Federation file an unsuccessful protest over the women's 100m hurdles, delaying the medal ceremony by a day?

A
The hurdles were not to the correct height
B
American Joanna Hayes had made rude comments to Russian Irina Shevchenko at the start
C
Canadian Perdita Felicien fell on the first hurdle and took Russian Irina Shevchenko with her
D
During the race, some of the hurdles fell over in the strong wind
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