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Sport Quiz #315

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 30 January 2015

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1

Who won a record six motorcycle speedway World Championships in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977 and 1979?

A
Barry Briggs
B
Ivan Mauger
C
Peter Collins
D
Ole Olsen
Select from the options above.
2

Which light-heavyweight boxer won a gold medal when he competed at an Olympic Games for the first time in 1960 at Rome?

A
Cassius Clay
B
Kent Green
C
Joe Frazier
D
Anthony Madigan
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3

Which one of these has a part to play in the ring at a bull fight?

A
Matador
B
Janitor
C
Realtor
D
Pompadour
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4

After Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the 100 metre dash at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, why was his gold medal taken away and awarded to runner-up Carl Lewis?

A
He abused the officials at the finish line
B
He performed the Black Power salute on the victory stand
C
He failed a drug test
D
He tried to make a speech from the victory stand
Select from the options above.
5

Jock Paget, a New Zealand equestrian international competitor, was not able to compete from October 2013 to August 2014; what was the reason?

A
He had to train a new horse after his current mount died
B
He was seriously injured in a fall
C
He was accused and subsequently cleared of using a horse with a banned substance in its system
D
He took time out to star in a TV series
Select from the options above.
6

During the 1924 Olympic Games relations between the teams representing Italy and France in fencing boiled over into a duel between two of their ancillary personnel, over what?

A
Alleged cheating
B
A derogatory remark about the other team's colours
C
A scoring controversy
D
An alleged insulting gesture
Select from the options above.
7

In 1905-6 the New Zealand representative rugby team toured the British Isles, France and North America, winning all matches apart from a loss to Wales, and are now known as what?

A
The Big Bruisers
B
The Antipodeans
C
The Originals
D
The Haka Boys
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