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Sport Quiz #697

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 27 May 2022

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1

To which of these clubs does "gridiron" not refer?

A
An elite journalistic club in Washington, D.C., USA
B
A club at Oxford University, UK
C
A club for adherents of St Stephen in Wellington, NZ
D
A football club in Louisiana, USA
Select from the options above.
2

Toe wrestling needs what?

A
A big toe each
B
Comfortable cushions
C
At least five toes between the two contestants
D
A constant supply of beer
Select from the options above.
3

In 2005, who became the youngest Formula One Champion Racing Driver at the age of 24?

A
Lewis Hamilton
B
Fernando Alonso
C
Kimi Raikkonen
D
Jacques Villeneuve
Select from the options above.
4

Why was the theme sung at the opening of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona delivered in pre-recorded form?

A
There was an epidemic of flu and laryngitis among the performers
B
It proved impossible to assemble the full orchestra in time
C
One of the singers died 8 months earlier
D
The Olympics organisers preferred the video
Select from the options above.
5

Despite its name it is square and contains the arena for boxing contests, what is it called?

A
Amphitheatre
B
Quadrangle
C
Ring
D
Circuit
Select from the options above.
6

When was the Ukrainian national anthem first played at an Olympic Games?

A
1998 Winter Olympics
B
1992 Winter Olympics
C
1994 Winter Olympics
D
1992 Summer Olympics
Select from the options above.
7

Why were the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles boycotted by the Soviet Union and most of the communist world (though China, Romania, and Yugoslavia participated)?

A
As a lever in political negotiations with the US
B
A global economic recession that affected much of the developed world
C
Because of suspected US involvement in the assassination of Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat in 1981
D
In retaliation for the US-led boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow
Select from the options above.
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