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Sport Quiz #589

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 1 May 2020

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1

What are hnefatafl, or King's Table, brandubh, and tablut?

A
Scandinavian styles of furniture
B
Strategy board games
C
Wines
D
Cloud forms
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2

A second century CE Roman, a Lusitanian Spaniard by birth, became the highest paid athlete ever, as what?

A
Pentathlete
B
Gladiator
C
Wrestler
D
Charioteer
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3

What was the official reason stated by the Soviet Union for boycotting the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, USA?

A
Concerns over security, "chauvinistic sentiments" and "an anti-Soviet hysteria" in the USA
B
The USA led a boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, USSR
C
The anti-doping controls were too tight
D
The USA had offended them
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4

What nationality was the first golfer to win the United States Open Championship, known as the U.S. Open?

A
American
B
English
C
Scottish
D
Jersey
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5

Why was the FIFA World Cup, an international football competition contested by the men's national teams every four years since the first tournament in 1930, not held in 1942 and 1946?

A
FIFA had lost the trophy
B
It was too expensive to organise
C
There were not enough people wanting to play
D
It was difficult to organise due to the effects of World War II
Select from the options above.
6

Who did Roger Federer beat at Wimbledon in 2009 to gain the record number of Grand Slam tennis tournaments?

A
James Greenhalgh
B
Andy Roddick
C
Rafael Nadal
D
Andy Murray
Select from the options above.
7

The present human footspeed record was set in 2009 by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. What speed did he reach?

A
48 km/h (30 mph)
B
37.578 km/h (23.35 mph)
C
44.725 km/h (27.79 mph)
D
27.79 kph (17.27 mph)
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