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Quiz 111a - Sporting Greats

  1. Who won both the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Men's singles figure skating gold medal? - Dick Button (New Jersey USA)

  2. In what year did Torville and Dean (Jane and Christopher) win their first Olympic gold, scoring 12 perfect sixes in their free-dance routine? - 1984

  3. On the 11th of February 1990 Mike Tyson (and the world!) was stunned when he lost his heavyweight crown in the tenth round to which boxer? - James (Buster) Douglas

  4. In what year did legendary British jockey Lester Piggott ride his last winner? - 1994 (He retired in 1995)

  5. How old was footballer 'Pele' when he scored two goals in the final of the 1958 World Cup giving Brazil victory over hosts Sweden? - 17

  6. Which two boxers fought in 'The Rumble in the Jungle' Who won the fight and in what round. (Point for each)? - Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Muhammad Ali. Round 8

  7. At which football club did Tony Adams spend his entire playing career? - Arsenal

  8. In what year and at which cricket ground did Geoffrey Boycott score his hundredth Test hundred? - 1977 at Headingley (His home ground) during an Ashes test. He went on to score 191. England won the series by an innings.

  9. Name the New Zealand middle distance runner who claimed both the 800m and 1500 m Gold medals at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics? - Peter Snell

  10. Who was the US swimmer who won 7 gold medals and created a new world record for each event at the Munich Olympics in 1972? - Mark Spitz

  11. Ascot racecourse September 1996, How did Frankie Dettori seal his place in racings history? - By winning all seven races on that days race card!

  12. In what year did Steve Davis compete in his first World Snooker Championship? - 1979 - losing 11-13 to Dennis Taylor

  13. Boxing 1975. Who did Muhammad Ali beat in the 'Thrilla in Manila'? - Joe Frazier

  14. For a point each, name the horse and the jockey who won the 1981 Derby? - Shergar with Walter Swinburn

  15. Name the Dick Francis mount that collapsed approaching the finishing line in the 1956 'Grand National'? - Devon Loch

  16. Who did John McEnroe beat to win his first Wimbledon singles final? - Bjorn Borg

  17. Which 'Royal' won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2006? - Zara Phillips

  18. Who was the first man to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year twice? - Henry Cooper

  19. On which horse did David Broome win the 1966 King George V Gold Cup? - Mister Softee

  20. At which racecourse is the worlds oldest classic the 'St Leger' run? - Doncaster
     

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