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Sports Quiz at YMCA by Kinshuk Biswas in May 2011.

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2. PRELIMINARY ROUND30 WRITTENQUESTIONS. NO NEGATIVES. HALF POINTS ARE THE QUIZ MASTERS DECISION. STAR QUESTIONS AND QUESTIONS WITH TWO ANSWERS WILL BE USED IN CASE OF A TIE.IF THE TEAMS ARE STILL TIED DOUBLE STAR QUESTION WILL BE USED ALL MOBILES SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF AND AWAY FROM VIEW ANY DEVIATION WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION. 3. 1) The largest stadium in the world, used for football and athletics and has a capacity of 150,000 spectators. Name the stadium and the city where it is located? 4. 2) Who holds the longest reigning world record for athletics in track and field events for 28 years? 5. *3) It has been described as the biggest derby in the Middle East and possibly Asia. It has its roots in the two teams representing the lower class people and the king and the elite of the society. Both clubs tried changing their names due to political circumstances in 1979 with one being known by their new name meaning victory, the other club tried using another word for victory but the older name remained popular and is still in use. Name both teams? 6. 4) With its headquarters located at Corsier-Sur-Vevey in Switzerland which sport does Federation International des Luttes govern? 7. 5) Name the batsman? 8. 6) He is nicknamed Pambangsang Kamao or national fist in his native tongue. Who ? 9. 7) Google logo celebrating the 25 thanniversary of what ? 10. 8) The alphabet C in A.C. Milan stands for an Italian word. What is this word? 11. 9) The fight between which two heavyweights was advertised as Thunder in Africa? 12. *10) This term is used for a specific sport has its origin to American slang word meaning excellent. The first official use is reported at the Atlantic City Club archives dated 1903 about a conversation between members Ab Smith, William P. Smith and George A Crump in 1898 or 1899. What is the term? 13. *11)The swimming international body FINA governs the rules and oversees competitions of 5 aquatic sports. Four of these are swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo. Which is the fifth sport? 14. 12) Yang Tae-Young of South Korea and Russian Alexei Nemov were both embroiled in controversies in their sport in the Athens Olympics in 2004. Due to this the sport adapted a new system , which ended the possibility of a certain achievement synonymous with the sport. What was this achievement which will not occur again? 15. 13) Werner Schlager of Austria was the last person who managed to overcome what isnow called monopoly or total domination of thesport. What did he win or whose domination in whatsportdid he overcome?(Mention the sport in your choice of answer) 16. 14) The only woman to win an Olympic Gold and an Emmy Award. Name her? 17. *15)This tournament is one of its kind in its sport ,held annually at the Burswood Dome at The Burswood Entertainment Centre in January since 1989. It will be shifted to The Perth Arena from 2012. Name the tournament? 18. 16) Name the former labour minister of a country after whom, a venue of the cricket world cup 2011 is named? 19. 17) Who was the famous agent of Rod Tidwell the wide receiver for Arizona Cardinals NFL team? 20. 18) Name the two people to have won the Tour de France and an Olympic Gold Medal in cycling? 21. 19) Gilberto Amaury de Godoy Filho, known as Giba is considered the best current male player. Ekaterina Gamovais the best current female player and Yumilka Ruiz was the all time greatest female player. Name the sport? 22. *20) Who won a gold medal at the 1912 Olympics for lyrics? 23. 21) Name the current World Series champions of Major League Baseball? 24. 22) Team Alinghi and Team BMW Oracle Racing contested for which famed international trophy at Valencia, Spain on February 12 thand 14 th2010? 25. 23) He was one of the main architects of his nations gold medal at the Olympics and also the behind the defeat and elimination of India. He has been described as the Gary Lineaker of his sport. Name him? 26. 24) An Indian sportswoman modelling for Balmain watches. Name her? 27. 25) How do we better know Paul Michael Levesque from the world of Sports entertainment? 28. 26) Neil Robertson of Australia is the current world champion. He is the 4 thperson outside United Kingdom to become world champion. Ken Doherty of Ireland in 1997 was the last person to achieve the same feat. Name the sport? 29. 27) The playing arena for which sport? 30. 28) The photograph of Oscar Swahn. What is his unique achievement? 31. **29) Who is the wicketkeeper to score most runs in a single test match? 32. 30) What is the subject of this film? 33. 34. 1) The largest stadium in the world, used for football and athletics and has a capacity of 150,000 spectators. Name the stadium and the city where it is located?1) May Day Stadium at Pyongyang North Korea 35. 2) Who holds the longest reigning world record for athletics in track and field events for 28 years?2) Jarmila Kratochvilova for 800 metres. 36. *3) It has been described as the biggest derby in the Middle East and possibly Asia. It has its roots in the two teams representing the lower class people and the king and the elite of the society. Both clubs tried changing their names due to political circumstances in 1979 with one being known by their new name meaning victory, the other club tried using another word for victory but the older name remained popular is still in use. Name both teams?*3) Esteghlal FC or Taj Club vs Persepolis orPirouzi 37. 4) With its headquarters located at Corsier-Sur-Vevey in Switzerland which sport does Federation International des Luttes govern?4) Wrestling 38. 5) Name the batsman? 5) Caroline Wozniacki 39. 6) He is nicknamed Pambangsang Kamao or national fist in his native tongue. Who ?6) Manny Pacquiao of Phillipines 40. 7) Google logo celebrating the 25 thanniversary of what ?7) Tetris 41. 8) The alphabet C in A.C. Milan stands for an Italian word. What is this word?8) Calcio the Italian word for Kick. 42. 9) The fight between which two heavyweights was advertised as Thunder in Africa? 9) Lennox Lewisvs Hasim Rahman 43. *10) This term is used for a specific sport has its origin to American slang word meaning excellent. The first official use is reported at the Atlantic City Club archives dated 1903 about a conversation between members Ab Smith, William P. Smith and George A Crump in 1898 or 1899. What is the term?*10) Birdie of Golf 44. *11)The swimming international body FINA governs the rules and oversees competitions of 5 aquatic sports. Four of these are swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo. Which is the fifth sport?*11) Open Water Swimming 45. 12) Yang Tae-Young of South Korea and Russian Alexei Nemov were both embroiled in controversies in their sport in the Athens Olympics in 2004. Due to this the sport adapted a new system , which ended the possibility of a certain achievement synonymous with the sport. What was this achievement which will not occur again?12) The perfect 10 in gymnastics. 46. 13) Werner Schlager of Austria was the last person who managed to overcome what is called monopoly or total domination in his sport. What did he win or whose domination did he overcome?13) He became world table tennis singles champion in 2003 the last non-Chineseto have won a title. 47. 14) The only woman to win an Olympic Gold and an Emmy Award. Name her?14) Katerina Witt The reason behind my interest in winter sports 48. *15)This tournament is one of its kind in its sport ,held annually at the Burswood Dome at The Burswood Entertainment Centre in January since 1989. It will be shifted to The Perth Arena from 2012. Name the tournament?*15) Hopman Cup Tennis the only international mixed team tennis tournament . 49. 16) Name the former labour minister of a country after whom, a venue of the cricket world cup 2011 is named?16) Zohur Ahmed Chaudhury of Bangladesh after whom the stadium in Chittagong is named. 50. 17) Who was the famous agent of Rod Tidwell the wide receiver for Arizona Cardinals NFL team?17) Jerry Maguire 51. 18) Name the two people to have won the Tour de France and an Olympic Gold Medal in cycling?18)Miguel Induraingold in Time Trial1996Tour de France Champion 1991 to 1995 Jan Ullrichgold in the Road Race 2000. Tour de France Champion 1997. 52. 19) Gilberto Amaury de Godoy Filho, known as Giba is considered the best current male player. Ekaterina Gamovais the best current female player and Yumilka Ruiz was the all time greatest female player. Name the sport?19) Volleyball 53. *20) Who won a gold medal at the 1912 Olympics for Lyrics?*20) Baron Pierre de Coubertin 54. 21) Name the current World Series champions of Major League Baseball?21) San Francisco Giants 55. 22) Team Alinghi and Team BMW Oracle Racing contested for which famed international trophy at Valencia, Spain on February 12 thand 14 th2010?22) Americas Cup 56. 23) He was one of the main architects of his nations gold medal at the Olympics and also the behind the defeat and elimination of India. He has been described as the Gary Lineaker of his sport. Name him?23) Sean Kerly of Britain. 57. 24) An Indian sportswoman modelling for Balmain watches. Name her? 24) Sharmila Nicollet the golfer. 58. 25) How do we better know Paul Michael Levesque from the world of Sports entertainment?25) Triple H (AcceptHunter Hurst Helmsley) 59. 26)Neil Robertson of Australia is the current world champion. He is the 4 thperson outside United Kingdom to become world champion. Ken Doherty of Ireland in 1997 was the last person to achieve the same feat. Name the sport?26) Snooker 60. 27) The playing arena for which sport?27) Real or Royal Tennis 61. 28) The photograph of Oscar Swahn. What is his unique achievement?28) Oldest Olympic Champion or Oldest Olympic medallist. 62. **29) Who is the wicketkeeper to score most runs in a si