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Sport Quiz #578

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 14 February 2020

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What is a doosra?

A
A dart that bounces off the wire (darts)
B
A time period (polo)
C
A bowling style (cricket)
D
A bathing cap (synchronised swimming)
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2

On a standard dartboard, what is immediately to the right of the number 20?

A
5
B
1
C
19
D
7
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3

The official World Cup for which sport, held every second year from 1986 to 2004 and annually thereafter, is hosted by a number of countries from Canada, USA, UK, multiple European countries, to Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland?

A
Track Cycling
B
Orienteering
C
Show jumping
D
Baseball
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4

Single buck and springboard are two disciplines in what World Championship(s)?

A
Skiing
B
Swimming
C
Luge
D
Timbersports and Lumberjack
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5

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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6

Which Scotsman, a self-made man, merchant and yachtsman who created a tea brand, was a persistent challenger for the America's Cup?

A
Henry Moore
B
Sir Thomas Lipton
C
Sir Cameron Mackintosh
D
John Loudon McAdam
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7

What was unusual about the speech by IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch at the closing ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games, when he said "Well done Atlanta" and called the games "most exceptional"?

A
The Games were not held at Atlanta
B
He gave the speech by satellite link
C
He had previously always said that each had been "The best Olympics ever"
D
He delivered the speech in French
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