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Sport Quiz #678

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 14 January 2022

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1

Which were the last Olympic Games in which East Germany took part as a country?

A
1992
B
1988
C
1984
D
1982
Select from the options above.
2

"Politics and sport should not mix" is often heard, but for the 1920 Olympics the line seems to have been blurred, at least, with what effect?

A
The Games orchestra refused to play the German and Austrian national anthems
B
The nations blamed by the Allies for starting WW I were banned from the Games
C
The audiences booed any German athlete
D
The newly formed Soviet Union was not invited
Select from the options above.
3

For 26 years until 2020 there were two annual World Darts Championships held in the UK. Which two bodies were involved?

A
PDC and WDC
B
WDF and PDC
C
WDF and BDO
D
BDO and PDC
Select from the options above.
4

What did the two-year Tokyo 2020 Medal Project do, in respect of the medals created for the 2020 Olympic Games?

A
Hold design competitions
B
Collect recycled consumer electronics to provide the metal from which the medals were made
C
Grow and prepare the linen, and weave the ribbons, to hold the medals
D
Grow, weather and process wood from every part of Japan, from which to make the medal cases
Select from the options above.
5

A baseball pitch called a "knuckleballer" is characterised by what?

A
It is thrown not pitched
B
It is pitched from ground level
C
Minimised spin and unpredictable flight
D
It is pitched high instead of straight
Select from the options above.
6

Which small country won its only Olympic gold medals since it first participated in 1936, at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, USA?

A
Vatican City
B
Monaco
C
San Marino
D
Liechtenstein
Select from the options above.
7

Who was "Sports Illustrated" magazine's first "Sportsman of the Year"?

A
Ken Rosewall
B
Joe DiMaggio
C
Roger Bannister
D
George Mikan
Select from the options above.
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