Sport: 10 questions

  1. How many pegs are on the table in a game of bar billiards?
  2. Which country won the first ever football World Cup?
  3. In which athletics event is Jan Zelezny the world record holder, with a record of 98.48 metres.
  4. What sport has the largest playing field at 275m by 145m?
  5. Which US city has a football team called the Eagles and an ice hockey team called the Flyers?
  6. How many players are there on a netball team?
  7. Which American actor, famous for playing Tarzan in films in the 1930s and 40s, also won 5 Olympic gold medals in swimming?
  8. What is the most populous country in the world which has never won an Olympic gold medal?
  9. PAOK and Olympiakos have one of the fiercest rivalries in world football. Olympiakos is based in Athens, but which Greek city is PAOK based in?
  10. Which country is tennis player Novak Djokovic from?

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  1. How many pegs are on the table in a game of bar billiards?
    A: 3
  2. Which country won the first ever football World Cup?
    A: Uruguay
  3. In which athletics event is Jan Zelezny the world record holder, with a record of 98.48 metres.
    A: Javelin (he is unlikely ever to be beaten, as such long throws were putting track runners at the other end of stadia in danger, so were made less aerodynamic)
  4. What sport has the largest playing field at 275m by 145m?
    A: Polo
  5. Which US city has a football team called the Eagles and an ice hockey team called the Flyers?
    A: Philadelphia
  6. How many players are there on a netball team?
    A: 7
  7. Which American actor, famous for playing Tarzan in films in the 1930s and 40s, also won 5 Olympic gold medals in swimming?
    A: Johnny Weissmuller
  8. What is the most populous country in the world which has never won an Olympic gold medal? (as of the 2016 Rio Olympics)
    A: Bangladesh
  9. PAOK and Olympiakos have one of the fiercest rivalries in world football. Olympiakos is based in Athens, but which Greek city is PAOK based in?
    A: Thessaloniki/Salonica
  10. Which country is tennis player Novak Djokovic from?
    A: Serbia

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