Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sports Quiz 2 (SPO-2)

1. Connect these statistics:
  Horse racing: 128
  Sky diving: 123
  Hang gliding: 56
  Mountaineering: 51
  Scuba diving: 11
  Motorcycle racing: 7
  College football: 3
  Boxing: 1.3

2. This term is falsely thought to derive from a horse of the same name. In the 1919 Sanford Memorial Stakes, 100-1 longshot _____ handed the legendary racehorse Man O' War the only loss of the stallion's career. Man O' War had suffered an uncharacteristic poor start — he was still circling behind the starting line when the race began. The name of the horse which, against all odds, beat Man O' War?

3. The name of this game derives from a Hindi word meaning "holding of breath", which is indeed the crucial aspect of play. Seven officials supervise a match: one referee, two umpires, two linesmen, a timekeeper and a scorer. It is the national sport of Bangladesh. Name it.

4. The second name of this football player is relatively rare in his country; his parents named him after a former US president because he was his father's favourite actor, and not for political reasons. He was signed by his current club for a fee of 12.24 million pounds. Who?

5. Sir Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition in 1948 which became known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, involving World War II veterans; in 1952 competitors from the Netherlands took part in the competition, giving an international notion to the movement. The first Olympic-style games were held in Rome in 1960; officially called the 9th Annual International Stoke Mandeville Games, these are considered to be the first __________ _____. Fill in  the blanks.

Answers go here (please open in a new window). Deadline - Wednesday, September 1st 2010 at 2359 hrs.
Next Quiz - Entertainment Quiz 2 (Tomorrow)