Sport: 10 questions

  1. Which sport is played on a court 20 feet wide by 44 feet long, with a 5 feet high net in the middle?
  2. Which Austrian skier is nicknamed The Hermanator?
  3. R.E. “Tip” Foster captained England in which two sports the only person ever to have done so?
  4. What was unusual about the location of the equestrian events at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics?
  5. What is the minimum number of times a player must hit the ball to win a normal set of tennis (assuming no player retires hurt, is disqualified or otherwise forfeits the set)?
  6. Valentino Rossi is a famous name in which sport?
  7. With which athletics event would you associate the names Steve Backley and Jan Zelezny?
  8. Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante are two of the Philippines most successful sportsmen. Which sport do they both play professionally?
  9. In which gymnastics event might you perform an Iron Cross, a Maltese Cross or a Front Giant?  
  10. In professional golf, how many clubs is a golfer permitted to carry with him?

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  1. Which sport is played on a court 20 feet wide by 44 feet long, with a 5 feet high net in the middle?
    A: Badminton
  2. Which Austrian skier is nicknamed The Hermanator?
    A: Hermann Maier
  3. R.E. “Tip” Foster captained England in which two sports the only person ever to have done so?
    A: Football and cricket (click here for a very interesting overview of his short and eventful life)
  4. What was unusual about the location of the equestrian events at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics?
    A: They weren’t held in Australia. Due to quarantine restrictions horses could not be brought in, and so the equestrian events were held in Sweden.
  5. What is the minimum number of times a player must hit the ball to win a normal set of tennis (assuming no player retires hurt, is disqualified or otherwise forfeits the set)?
    A: 12 (12 aces from the winner of the set, combined with 12 double faults from the opponent which do not require the winner to hit the ball).
  6. Valentino Rossi is a famous name in which sport?
    A: Motorcycle racing
  7. With which athletics event would you associate the names Steve Backley and Jan Zelezny?
    A: Javelin
  8. Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante are two of the Philippines most successful sportsmen. Which sport do they both play professionally?
    A: Pool
  9. In which gymnastics event might you perform an Iron Cross, a Maltese Cross or a Front Giant?  
    A: Rings
  10. In professional golf, how many clubs is a golfer permitted to carry with him?
    A: 14

 

 

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