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Sport Quiz #390

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 8 July 2016

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1

Which year did the International Association of Athletics Federations first recognise a women's record in pole vault?

A
1948
B
1994
C
1962
D
1958
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2

In 2016 Dubai, UAE, hosted the first international Grand Prix in what discipline?

A
Hawk and eagle slalom racing
B
Land yacht racing
C
Solar powered car racing
D
Drone racing
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3

Where did the name of the 1986 tile matching computer game "Tetris" come from?

A
The tiles are tetrahedron-shaped
B
A Georgian monetary unit
C
The number 4 and the game of tennis
D
From the designer's imagination
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4

Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy lead the world rankings in early 2016 in what sport?

A
Tennis
B
Swimming
C
Single sculls
D
Golf
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5

Which Serbian-Australian female professional tennis player reached a career-high ranking of World No. 4 in 2002, but after several family-related difficulties (mostly involving her father), she slowly slipped down the rankings in 2006?

A
Nadia Petrova
B
Jelena Dokic
C
Martina Navratilova
D
Nadia Com─âneci
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6

In baseball, what is the name of the position where the pitcher stands to throw the ball to a batter of the opposing team?

A
Home base
B
Footplate
C
Mound
D
Jack
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7

Why was Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian disqualified by the IOC from his medal for the men's 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling event at the 2008 Olympics?

A
He had kicked a referee in the face
B
He was found to have used the banned substance propranolol
C
He threw his medal on the floor at the medal ceremony
D
He was found to be overweight
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