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Sport Quiz #467

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 29 December 2017

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1

What distance does the Laser Run, competed as part of a pentathlon, cover?

A
4,000 m
B
800 m
C
2,000 m
D
3,200 m
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2

Who was the youngest player to appear in a major league game in the modern era, pitching 2/3 of an inning for the Cincinnati Reds against the St. Louis Cardinals in 1944 when not quite 16 years old?

A
Tony Romo
B
Paul Hornung
C
Babe Ruth
D
Joe Nuxhall
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3

Jonah Lomu is associated with which of these sports?

A
Squash
B
Synchronised swimming
C
Ice hockey
D
Rugby union
Select from the options above.
4

Why were the 2011 Winter Deaflympics cancelled?

A
A bout of norovirus seriously affected more than half of the athletes
B
Out of respect for victims of the 9/11 attack on the USA, including many athletes due to compete
C
A week before opening several venues were not even started and athletes' accommodation not booked
D
Security concerns following bombings near to venues
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5

Which of these is a French company founded in 1948 by Émile Camuset that produces sports equipment such as shoes, shorts, and T-shirts?

A
La Manche
B
Le Coq Sportif
C
Chanel
D
Le Petit Déjeuner
Select from the options above.
6

What was the nickname of ski jumper Michael Edwards, who first represented Great Britain at the 1987 World Championships and, as the sole British applicant, qualified for the 1988 Winter Olympics where he finished last in both the 70m and 90m events?

A
Mick Jumper
B
Jake the Peg
C
Winnie The Pooh
D
Eddie the Eagle
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7

Carl Lewis won 9 Olympic gold medals. He won his first in what year?

A
1980
B
1984
C
1998
D
1992
Select from the options above.
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