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Sport Quiz #339

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 17 July 2015

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1

What was unusual about Stamata Revithi running the marathon course at the 1896 Olympics, in Athens?

A
She was a paraplegic
B
Female athletes could not compete in "strenuous events"
C
Female athletes were not allowed to compete at all
D
She came alone and did not represent a country
Select from the options above.
2

Which race, the first of which was in 1829 and held annually since 1856 (with the exception of the two world wars) is rowed each spring on the Thames in London?

A
Head of the River Fours
B
Henley Regatta
C
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
D
Goldthwait Cup
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3

What game involves throwing rings to get them on or near a pin?

A
Quoits
B
Ringo
C
Curling
D
Ring bowls
Select from the options above.
4

Which game has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball?

A
Skittles
B
Rounders
C
Softball
D
Parcheesi
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5

A number of initiatives have been implemented against doping in sport; which of these specifically provides governmentally binding legal tools in the fight?

A
Standardised World Anti-Doping Code, World Anti-Doping Agency, 2004 and revised 2009
B
Anti-Doping Convention, Council of Europe, 1989 with additional protocol 2004
C
International Convention against Doping in Sport, UNESCO, adopted 2005, in force 2007
D
Anti-Doping Code, International Anti-Doping Organisation, 1993
Select from the options above.
6

The team from which country won the 2014 ICU World Cheerleading Championship?

A
USA
B
Chile
C
Philippines
D
New Zealand
Select from the options above.
7

Anton Geesink represented which country in Judo between 1951 and 1967, winning 21 European titles, was World Champion in 1961 in the open class, and won gold in the open weight division at the 1964 Summer Olympics?

A
Japan
B
Germany
C
Netherlands
D
South Korea
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