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Quiz 66a - Sport

1 - What is an Olympiad? It's the period between Olympic Games (currently refers to a period beginning on January 1st of the year in which the Summer Olympics take place and lasting four years)

2 - Which US sports team fell under the 'Curse of the Bambino' causing it to have an 86 year drought of championship trophies after its star player was sold in 1919 to its major rival? The Boston Red Sox

3 - Who is the only professional heavyweight boxer to have retired undefeated?
Rocky Marciano

4 - Which sport was founded by Japanese master Kano Jigoro? Judo

5 - In which football competition is the Henri Delaunay trophy awarded? The UEFA European Football Championship

6 - Which martial art, when translated, originally meant 'Chinese hand' and now means 'empty hand'? Karate

7 - Which former Olympic sport required the athletes to move backwards to win? Tug of War (Olympic sport from 1900 to 1920)

8 - Which baseball team has won the World Series most often? The New York Yankees have won 27 times (to 2010)

9 - Which sport has the highest ratio of officials to players? Tennis

10 - Which sport invented at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki, Hawaii, and popularised in Santa Monica, California, since the 1920s became an Olympic sport in 1996? Beach volleyball

11 - In which Olympic sport do players slide stones to houses? Curling

12 - In Judo, what is a judogi? The traditional uniform

13 - Which NBA player, son of an NBA player, was named after a steak his parents saw on a restaurant menu just before he was born? Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers)

14 - In Mogul skiing, what are moguls? Bumps or hills

15 - At the 'Parade of Nations' of the opening ceremony of the modern Olympic Games, which countries march first and last? Greece always marches first and the host nation last

16 - Whose ears did Mike Tyson bite in 'The Sound and the Fury' fight held in Las Vegas in 1997? Evander Holyfield

17 - Where were the Harlem Globetrotters formed? Chicago in 1926

18 - From which city is the Gimnastic football (soccer) team? Tarragona

19 - Who are the two racers to have won the most Grand Prix motorcycling titles in history? Giacomo Agostini and Angel Nieto

20 - Since 1975, what sport must be played right-handed even if you are left-handed? Polo

 

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