Sport: 10 Questions

  1. Al Oerter won four consecutive Olympic gold medals for the USA in which field event?
  2. Which two players competed in the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, nicknamed the “Match of the Century”
  3. Which snooker player has made the most 147 maximum breaks in competitive play
  4. Which US baseball team is hindered by “The Curse of the Billy Goat”, placed on it by an outraged fan asked to leave a 1945 game because his pet goat’s odour was offensive?
  5. In which sport was Fred Perry a three-time world champion?
  6. How long is a standard Olympic steeplechase?
  7. Which sport was dominated in the 1980s by a rivalry between the two Pakistani players Jansher and Jahangir Khan?
  8. Which two brothers, who played together for Lancashire’s under-15 cricket team in the early 1990s, both went on to captain England?
  9. Before Andy Murray, who was the last British tennis player to reach the final of a Grand Slam?
  10. What nationality was the famed skier Franz Klammer?

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  1. Al Oerter won four consecutive Olympic gold medals for the USA in which field event?
    A: Discus
  1. Which two players competed in the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, nicknamed the “Match of the Century”
    A: Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky
  1. Which snooker player has made the most 147 maximum breaks in competitive play?
    A: Ronnie O’Sullivan (15 as of November 2018)
  1. Which US baseball team is hindered by “The Curse of the Billy Goat”, placed on it by an outraged fan asked to leave a 1945 game because his pet goat’s odour was offensive?
    A: The Chicago Cubs
  1. In which sport was Fred Perry a three-time world champion?
    A: Table Tennis
  1. How long is a standard Olympic steeplechase?
    A: 3000 metres
  1. Which sport was dominated in the 1980s by a rivalry between the two Pakistani players Jansher and Jahangir Khan?
    A: Squash
  1. Which two brothers, who played together for Lancashire’s under-15 cricket team in the early 1990s, both went on to captain England?
    A: Gary and Phil Neville
  1. Before Andy Murray, who was the last British tennis player to reach the final of a Grand Slam in singles ?
    A: Greg Rusedski (US Open 1997)
  1. What nationality was the famed skier Franz Klammer?
    A: Austrian

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