Week 1 - Sport

1

What is Newton Heath LYR Football Club better known as now?

1

Manchester United.  

LYR stands for Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and Newton Heath LYRFC later became Manchester United.

2

The Great Britain Women’s Hockey team won the Gold Medal at the 2016 Olympics.  Who captained the team?

2

Kate Richardson-Walsh

3

What high drag projectile is also known as a birdie?

3

A shuttlecock

4

How many players are there in a Quidditch team?

4

Each team is made up of seven players, consisting of three Chasers, two Beaters, one Keeper and one Seeker.

5

Which of following is not a sport?  Bo-Taoshi, Chessboxing, Fallumpling, Fireball Soccer, Hobbyhorsing, Kaninhoppning?

5

Fallumpling is the only one which isn't a sport

6

In which Olympic sport was a competitor awarded a score that the scoreboard could not display because it was believed that the score awarded was an impossible score to achieve?

6

Gymnastics.  At the 1976 Olympic Games Nadia Comăneci scored a perfect 10 but as the scoreboard was designed to only display 3 characters, it was displayed as 1.0 which cause a little confusion.

7

Who is the only player in tennis history to win the Golden Slam? (All four grand slams plus an Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year)?

7

 Steffi Graf in 1988

8

What did Joe Sobek conceive of in the 1950s?

8

 Racketball - the American version

9

What is the sum of the capacities of the stadiums of these 5 football clubs:  Bradford City, Forest Green Rovers, Luton Town, Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion (to the nearest 5,000)?

9

Bradford City: 25,136

Forest Green Rovers: 5,140

Luton Town: 10,073

Tottenham Hotspurs: 62,303

West Bromwich Albion: 25,136

Total: 127,788

10

Which country has made the highest team score in an innings for a Twenty20 cricket match?

10

 Afghanistan scored 278/3 against Ireland on 23rd February 2019 and Czech Rep. scored 278/4 against Turkey on the 30th August 2019.

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