Sport & games 12

From the quiz on 14/7/15.

  1. What are the first names of the Bryan brothers, the most successful tennis doubles partnership of all time? Robert (Bob) and Michael (Mike)

  2. How many hoops are used in (all standard varieties of) English croquet? 6

  3. What sort of animal is Lanky, mascot of Lancashire County Cricket Club? Giraffe

  4. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montréal, which Romanian gymnast was awarded a perfect 10 for her routine on the uneven bars? Nadia Comăneci

  5. In 2014, which Australian became the first snooker player to make 100 centuries in a single season? Neil Robertson

  6. In which track-and-field event did Ukrainian athlete Sergey Bubka become the first male to reach 6 metres (in 1985) and Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva the first female to reach five metres (in 2005)? Pole vault

  7. In F1, what colour flag is used to direct a driver to return to the pits, normally so that they may be disqualified? Black

  8. In ice hockey, what is the name of the foul committed by a player on a non-shorthanded team who shoots the puck across both the centre line and the opposing team’s goal line? Icing

  9. Inspired by that of their men’s rugby union team, what is the nickname of the New Zealand men’s basketball team? Tall Blacks

  10. In horse racing, how old (in years) must horses competing in a nursery race be? Two years


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