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Sport Quiz #335

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 19 June 2015

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1

Who joined the Five Nations Rugby Union Tournament to make it the Six Nations in 2000?

A
Italy
B
France
C
Romania
D
Argentina
Select from the options above.
2

Who won three long distance races including the marathon at the Olympic Games held at Helsinki in 1952?

A
Emil Zátopek
B
Paavo Nurmi
C
Peter Snell
D
Lasse Virén
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3

On 4 July 2009, Joey Chestnut logged his third consecutive win with a new world record in what annual contest?

A
Coney Island's hot dog eating contest
B
The "Tube Challenge", to visit all London Underground stations in the shortest time
C
Climbing the stairs to the top of the Empire State Building in the shortest time
D
Fastest swim across the English Channel
Select from the options above.
4

In Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and among Persian-speaking populations of Central Asia, what is the sport called that involves two teams of horse riders, a dead goat and few rules?

A
Ramadan
B
Buzkashi
C
Polo
D
Goat ball
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5

Why, at Stockholm in 1912, did Jim Thorpe have his medals taken away after winning the decathlon and pentathlon?

A
He was wearing shoes not approved for the event
B
He had deliberately tripped Avery Brundage
C
He had previously played baseball for a fee
D
He refused to stand on the winner's podium
Select from the options above.
6

Why did 66 nations, including the United States, Canada, West Germany and Japan, boycott the 1980 Olympic Games held in Moscow?

A
Cuban Missile Crisis
B
USSR's participation in the Afghan Civil War
C
USSR's refusal to remove the Berlin wall
D
USSR's bad behaviour at the UN General Assembly
Select from the options above.
7

When was the Melbourne Cup first officially raced?

A
1919
B
1901
C
1840
D
1861
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