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Sport Quiz #627

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 22 January 2021

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Why have various campaigns been launched from 2017 onwards to rename the Margaret Court Arena in Australia, presently named after Australia's one-time tennis No.1?

A
Court's children dislike the publicity
B
Court is uncomfortable with the arena to which her name was attached
C
Court's frequent public condemnation of gender diversity
D
It was built near aboriginal sacred ground, and a name to honour the ground was wanted instead
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2

When was the first men's World Cup cricket contest held?

A
1983
B
1979
C
1975
D
1971
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3

A lion called Lyo, a merlion called Merly, a chamois called Yoggi, a lynx called Sjogg and a young jaguar called Pandi are all connected with what?

A
Youth Olympic Games
B
1986 campaign for the World Wildlife Fund
C
Bronx Zoo, New York, USA
D
Advertising for mountaineering gear
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4

Which singer had a "wardrobe malfunction" at the half time show at the 2004 Super Bowl?

Note: This question was updated in January 2022
A
Britney Spears
B
Christina Aguilera
C
Janet Jackson
D
Jennifer Warnes
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5

In cricket, what term is used to describe the situation when a batsman is "out" from the first ball in both innings?

A
Pair
B
King pair
C
Bronze duck
D
Silver duck
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6

What unusual event marked the opening ceremony at the 1984 Winter Olympics?

A
An arrow was lighted at the Olympic torch and fired to light the Olympic cauldron
B
The Olympic flag was hoisted upside down.
C
The cauldron did not light
D
One of five snowflakes which was supposed to expand into an Olympic ring malfunctioned
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7

In what country did rugby football originate, and when were the first rules written?

A
Germany. 1810
B
New Zealand. 1901
C
England. 1845
D
Ireland. 1800
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