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Sport Quiz #559

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 4 October 2019

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Which was one of the three demonstration sports featured in the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona?

A
Bowling
B
Judo (women)
C
Basque pelota
D
Badminton
Select from the options above.
2

The acronym "B.A.S.E.", as used in B.A.S.E jumping, stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump, including buildings, antennae and earth (cliff). Which of these is the other?

A
Sticks
B
Spans (bridges)
C
Stones
D
Sand
Select from the options above.
3

Geoff Capes, twice the world's strongest man, won 2 Commonwealth Games gold medals in which sport?

Note: This question was updated in April 2020
A
Wrestling
B
Weightlifting
C
Shot put
D
Diving
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4

What team in 1905-6 is known as "The Originals"?

A
The Mikaelson vampires of New Orleans
B
New Zealand's national rugby union team
C
The team to prepare for Roald Amundsen's expedition in 1911 to the South Pole
D
The first passengers to travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway
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5

A number of firsts marked the 1980 Summer Olympic Games. Apart from the Games' being boycotted by the USA and the largest number of countries to date, which of these applies?

Note: This question was updated in August 2020
A
Security so heavy that winners in track events were physically prevented from taking victory laps
B
Soviet wins led to the most lopsided medal tally since that of the USA in the 1904 Games
C
All of these
D
The Olympic hymn was played at several medal ceremonies rather than the appropriate national anthem
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6

The tour, and the test series, by the India cricket team in Pakistan in 1984 was halted abruptly before the third test. What was the reason?

A
Terrorist threat to the Indian team
B
The entire Indian team fell ill
C
Assassination of India's Prime Minister
D
The Prime Minister of Pakistan died
Select from the options above.
7

What was the name of the autobiography of motor racing commentator Murray Walker, published in 2003?

A
Unless I'm Very Much Mistaken
B
Stop the Startwatch!
C
He's Watching with his Injured Knee
D
Unique, Except for the Other One
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