Sport & games 23

From the quiz on 12/4/16.

  1. On a standard Scrabble board, what colour are the double word squares? Pink

  2. Which Dutch forward, who won the Golden Ball at the the 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany, played for Ajax from 1964 to 73 before transferring to Barcelona for a then-record fee of 6 million guilder (£922,000)? Johan Cruyff

  3. At which Summer Olympic Games were eleven members of the Israeli team kidnapped and eventually killed by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September? Munich 1972

  4. In basketball, what name is given to a play in which a teammate positioned near the opponent’s hoop catches a high pass mid-air and dunks the ball before landing? Alley-oop

  5. For which two words does the letter G stand in the name of the skiing discipline super-G? Giant slalom

  6. The defensive passata sotto (Italian: “passed underneath”) and offensive flèche (French: “arrow”) are common manoeuvres in which combat sport? Fencing

  7. The 1981 film Chariots of Fire tells the real-life story of which two athletes at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris? Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams

  8. In horse racing, the English Triple Crown consists of the Epsom Derby, St Leger Stakes and which race run at Newmarket? 2,000 Guineas

  9. What nationality is retired middle-distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj, who currently holds the men’s 1500m, mile and 2000m world records? Moroccan

  10. Which of the four tennis majors was the only one that Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis and Boris Becker never won? French Open


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