The man pictured below has acted in multiple movies
including Batwara, Sali Adhi Gharwali, Zakhmi Jagirdar,
Subedar, Kudi Canada Di, West is West and many more.
His most recent and high-profile appearance has been in
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag as Farhan Akhtar (Milkha Singh)‘s
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Yograj Singh, Yuvraj Singh‘s father. Also, one of
the one-test wonders.
Which are the three countries to have hosted
the Summer and Winter Olympics in the same
France - 1924 -Winter : Chamonix ; Summer : Paris
United States - 1932 – Winter : Lake Placid ; Summer : Los
Germany - 1936 – Winter : Garmisch-Partenkirchen ;
Summer : Berlin
Complete this exhaustive list
Jaipal Singh, Lal Shah Bokhari, Dhyan Chand,
Kishan Lal, K. D. Singh "Babu―, Balbir Singh, Sr.,
Charanjit Singh and ________________
Captains of Gold medal winning Indian Olympic Hockey
• Vertical Stack
• Horizontal Stack
• Wildcat Offense
• Zone defense
• Electric Slide
• Junk Defense
The various strategies in this sport include:
Identify the sport.
Ultimate. Also called Ultimate Frisbee, as Frisbee is a
trademark. Both answers accepted.
This sports franchise was based out of a city which was
named after the person in the first picture. It took its
name from the nickname of the city, which was derived
from the British commander Lord Cornwallis‘ quote
about the city's fierce resistance to British occupation.
Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte‘s nickname is The
Before the start of the London Olympics 2012, Steve
Redgrave was the most decorated Olympian from Great
Britain in terms of medals won.
Two Olympians overtook him after the London
Olympics. Who are they?
The origin of this term is believed to have originated
from the following incident:
During Australia's 1989 Ashes tour, the context of a
conversation was the timing of a declaration on the
final day. When some players urged an early
closure to maximize the chances of a 5-0 result, the
Queenslander Carl Rackemann argued pithily that
‗_______ ________' would only result if Australia
batted longer than England expected forcing them
into the demoralizing state of bowling and fielding in
Leander Paes‘ defeat of Pete Sampras in the 3rd
round of the 1997 Pilot Pen International is
something that most of us know. What is lesser
known is Paes‘ 1st and 2nd round opponents
were also big scalps.
His 1st round opponent was an Olympic gold
medalist and the 2nd round opponent a two-time
grand slam winner and an Olympic silver
Marc Rosset. 1992 Olympics Gold Medalist.
Sergei Bruguera. 1996 Olympics Silver Medalist, 1993
and 94 French Open Champion.
Peter Thomson, an Australian, was the inspiration behind
this tournament, started in 1964. Thomson used to stop off
at a country whilst travelling worldwide to play the sport
and soon realized its potential and thought the best way to
promote the tournament was to make it an international
one. He himself continued to play in it and won it thrice
(1964, ‗66 and ‗‘76).
The first Indian winner of this tournament was Prem Gopal
Sethi in 1965.
This company was established in 1922 by Lala Arjan
Das Kohli. Their products are used in 148 countries
which include netballs, basketballs, fitness equipment,
gymnastics equipment and so on. Their most famous
equipment is an extremely common sight in the offices
of Indian IT companies.
Peter Karlsson, a doubles world champion and singles
European champion, is their brand ambassador.
Name the company.
This footballer‘s international career lasted from 1989 to 2010, making him the
only footballer to play an international in four different decades . He made his
debut on 22 October 1989 against Trinidad and Tobago and played his last
match on 17 November 2010 against San Marino.
Frank Rijkaard, once said: "Dennis Bergkamp was brilliant for _______ but the
best No.10 we ever had was _______‖. He was referred to as 'The Man of
Glass', because of his proneness to injury which hampered his career. He was
also called as Professor for his incredible knowledge of the game.
He ranks among the all time great footballers not to have played a single World
Cup game. Writing for FourFourTwo.com Paul Simpson aptly summed him up,
―Through all these vicissitudes, ____________ has remained imperturbable,
apparently harbouring fewer regrets than Edith Piaf. But his career has not
been worthy of his talent. ― Who is this legend?
It is the only championship trophy of the four
major sports in the United States that is not
named after a person
The stadium hosted its only ODI Match, also the first ever
ODI to be played in India on November 25, 1981 between
India and England. Charles Correa designed both the
stadium and the Club House.
Once a new stadium with the same name came up in the
outskirts of the city, it hasn't been used for international
cricket. But it did host 12 matches during the 2008 season
of the Indian Cricket League(ICL).
Name the stadium.
The Golden Generation of Portuguese football consisted of players
who graduated to the senior team from the team that won
consecutive FIFA Youth Championships in 1989 and 1991. As a
result, Portugal reached the semi-finals of the 2000 UEFA European
Football Championship and were runners-up four years later. They
were also the 2006 FIFA World Cup semi-finalists after a dominating
Who was the head coach at both the 1989 and 1991 events and is
credited with discovering the Golden Generation? In 1998, he
authored a blueprint to ensure that the United States men's national
team could become a legitimate force to win the FIFA World Cup by
Whose sporting biography?
-- Winner of Britain's Strongest Man competition in 1980
-- Runner up in the 1980 Europe's Strongest Man
-- 15th in discus throw in the 1984 Olympic Games
-- In 1986 he was also the national discus champion for the
first and only time.
-- His personal best of 65.16m makes him the second best
British thrower .
Quite remarkably, Leander Paes and Mahesh
Bhupathi have not lost a single doubles match in
the Davis Cup since April 6, 1996. To add, they
have lost only two matches in the Davis Cup as a
Name both pairs to whom they have lost. Both of
them belong to European countries.
Jonas Bjorkman / Nicklas Kulti
Paul Haarhuis / Jacco Eltingh
Who was the inspiration behind this song and
which band sung it?
Scott Muller and Brett Lee‘s Six
The incident occurred in a Test match
between Australia and Pakistan at Bellerive
Oval in Hobart in 1999 where Muller‗s
bowling had been below his best. Muller
made an inaccurate throw from the outfield,
and the words "He can't bowl, and he can't
throw― went on air and the finger was
pointed at teammate Shane Warne, who
was fielding close to the stump microphone,
as the source of the comment. Warne
denied it but Muller was unconvinced.
____ ____ Arena, is a hockey arena located in
downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is the home of the Detroit
Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Completed
in 1979 at a cost of $57 million, the venue is named
after a former champion, who grew up in Detroit.
Only two other NHL arenas — Madison Square Garden
in New York City and Nassau Veterans Memorial
Coloseum on Long Island — do not have corporate
Scottish author Gordon Lang coined this term. It describes the ―psychic
shock experienced on collision with reality by those whose expectations
are founded on false assumptions".
The origin of this term lies in the 1999 British Open Golf Championship
played in this course, when the world's greatest players failed to play to
theoretical par for the distance. Eventually the winner Paul Lawrie
finished six strokes over par.
Complaints about the difficulty of the ancient course, which is played over
every day by local residents, were loudest from the most fancied
professionals. The phrase is not confined to golf, but can be applied to
any undertaking after being started in expectation of easy victory goes
wrong when unsuspected difficulties are encountered. Which term?
The Carnoustie Effect. The course is also
jocularly referred to as Carnasty.
He coached Brøndby IF to two championships in 1990
and 1991. He saved FC Köln from relegation in 1993 and
guided Ajax to the double of the championship and Dutch
Cup in 1998. In spite of all this, he was fired from all the
clubs he had coached.
He then moved on to coach his national team in 1999 and
startlingly continues to do so. He is the only person ever in
football to achieve the double of 100 appearances for his
country both as a player as well as a coach.
Two of the national team‘s nicknames are named after him.
The first one is based on the name of a film series and the
second one rhymes with a comedy-crime caper movie.
Identify the person or either of the nicknames
Morten Olsen, coach of Denmark
Nicknames: The Olsen Gang or Olsen's Eleven
The longest reigning No 1 in the ATP Rankings
history in terms of total number of weeks spent at
the top is Roger Federer with 302 weeks and in the
WTA Rankings history it is Steffi Graf with 377
The question is, who holds the record for the
shortest reign as No. 1 in the ATP tour (1 week) and
in the WTA tour (2 weeks). Incidentally, they belong
to the same country.
From 1998-2009, the International Amateur Athletics
Federation (IAAF) held the IAAF Golden League. In the
year 2010, they introduced the IAAF Diamond League to
replace the Golden League.
What is the main difference between the IAAF Diamond
and Golden League?
Diamond League events are held across the world while
the Golden league was restricted to Europe alone.
Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an international
professional ice hockey league based in Russia founded
in 2008. It is commonly considered to be the strongest
hockey league in Eurasia, and the second-best in the
world. The league currently consists of 28 teams, of which
21 are based out of Russia.
What is the name of the trophy that is awarded to the
winner of the 16-team playoff at the end of the regular
season? The Cup was named so because the last
possible game of the inaugural KHL season would take
place on April 12 , the anniversary of a momentous event
in Russia‘s history.
_________ _________ __________ _______ :
A Journey to the heart of cricket's underworld is
a book written by Ed Hawkins and released in
2012. The book is a journey to the core of
India's illegal bookmaking industry and attempts
to expose the scale of corruption and match
fixing that runs rife through world cricket.
The title is inspired by the name of a novel,
which was also made into a successful movie in
Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy. The movie being
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
The teams were
Triple Espresso - Thierry Henry, Francesco Totti, Hidetoshi Nakata
The Onetouchables - Patrick Viera, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Paul
Toros Locos - Fredrick Ljunberg, Javier Saviola, Luis Enrique
Ceterbrus - Edgar Davids, Lilian Thuram, Sylvain Wiltord
Os Tornados - Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo
Funk Seoul Brothers - Denilson, Ronaldinho, Seol Ki-Hyeon
Tutto Bene - Fabio Cannavaro, Tomas Rosicky, Rio Ferdinand
Equip Del Fuego - Claudio Lopez, Gaizka Mendieta, Hernan Crespo.
In which tournament would you have seen this eclectic collection of
The Nike Secret Tournament ad also featuring Eric
Tennis was part of the Summer Olympic Games from
1896 to 1924 but was dropped later due to disputes
between the ITF and the IOC over allowing amateur
players to compete. After two appearances as a
demonstration sport in 1968 and 1984, it returned as a full
medal sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Which person, who was the head of ITF at that time is
widely credited for the return of tennis to the Olympic
Whose picture is missing? What is the exhaustive
connection between the three of them?
First cricketers to play for two different countries in Tests,
ODIs and T20Is repectively.
Billy Midwinter – Tests
Kepler Wessels – ODIs
Dirk Nannes – T20Is
This stadium‘s four Grandstands are named
Olympic, Colombes, Amsterdam and America. It
is listed by FIFA as one of the football world's
classic stadiums. On July 18, 1983, it was
declared as a ―World Football Historical
Monument‖ by FIFA and is the only building of
its kind to get the title.
Which stadium is this? Also explain the reason
behind its name.
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
100th anniversary of the swearing in of the first
Constitution of Uruguay
Formula Rossa is a roller coaster located at
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. It is the world's
fastest roller coaster with a top speed of
240 km/hr. The coaster train accelerates to its
top speed in approximately 4.9 seconds. The
giant structure is 2.2 km in length, ranking it 6th
in the world.
What inspired the shape/design of the giant
The name of the mascot chosen for the 2014 FIFA
football world cup is Fuleco. Fuleco basically
represents an animal which has a particular
characteristic which led the organizers to choose it
as the mascot.
Which animal and what characteristic?
Because of the fact that when it wants to defend
itself from predators, it rolls itself up into a ball.
A quite interesting LinkedIn profile of an ex-
Zimbabwean cricketer. He is also the first Test
cricketer to play in the Isle Of Man cricket league.
Identify him with the help of the details shown in
the next two slides.
< Pictures follow in next two slides>
In the 2012 London Olympics, two Indian athletes qualified
for the finals of field events in athletics.
(1) was born in Mysore and grew up in Maryland, US and is
a 2006 NCAA national champion.
(2) belongs to a Jat family and hails from Haryana. He/she is
a two-time Asian Games bronze medallist and a
Commonwealth Games gold medalist.
Identify (1) and (2)
Fill up the blanked out parts of this Adidas print
X -World Record Goals in a Year
A - Gerd Muller ; B - Lionel Messi
This character was created as a political cartoon in 1869 and was later
re-invented, as a Second World War action hero in 1942. Dressed as a
habitant, farmer, logger, rancher or soldier, he was characterized as
wholesome and simple-minded and was often depicted resisting the
bullying of John Bull or Uncle Sam.
In the mid-20th century a sporting franchise which shares its name with
the character started using a lumberjack rendition as their logo, which
they later abandoned. But the character has made a comeback in last
decade and has been adopted unofficially, as a second team mascot
and an alternate logo. It is also reference quite regularly in a popular TV
Which sporting franchise is this?
Vancouver Canucks, the character is Johnny
Who is the only athlete to carry his/her country‘s
flag in both the Olympics and Paralympics in the
The following slide shows the Dutch squad which
won the 1988 UEFA European Football
Championship. Whose name has been blanked
Picture of the player in the slide after that.
Wim Koevermans, Coach of the Indian football team
It is one of India‘s oldest tournaments first held in
1911 and was named after the person who
donated the gold cup in the 1930s .The trophy
was valued at close to Rs 3 lakh in 1988 but has
now been declared to be worth just Rs 70,000.
The weight of the cup has also reduced
drastically from 2.75 kilograms in 1988 to 1.86
kilograms. This revelation is following an
evaluation using Electron Probe Micro Analyser
of the quality and quantity of the gold contained
in the cup. Which trophy/tournament is this?
On 24 October 1998, New Zealand played
Zimbabwe in an ODI in the Wills Knock Out trophy
/ Mini World Cup. Due to the nature of the
tournament a first of a kind event at that point in
time was introduced.
NZ won this match by 5 wickets and hence the
need for that event to be incorporated was not
required. This could have been the first instance of
This chess variant invented in the 1920s by the then reigning champion
incorporates two new pieces and is played on a 10×8 board. He believed
that chess would be played out in a few decades and games between
grandmasters would always end in draws. The threat of "draw death" for
chess was his main motivation for creating a more complex and richer
version of the game.
He therefore created two new pieces –
a)The chancellor - combines powers of a rook and a knight.
B)The archbishop - combines powers of a bishop and a knight. [Picture
Sachin Tendulkar played only the 5th ODI of the
1998 Sahara Cup. He was not a part of the Indian
squad itself for the first four ODI‘s of the
What was the reason for his absence?
Represented the Indian team at the 1998 Commonwealth
Games in Kuala Lumpur.
The _____ Theory was proposed by Bill Simmons,
"the sports guy" on ESPN. It is based on the time
basketballer _____ _____ spent at Georgetown
Hoyas and later the New York Knicks. Another
example of the theory includes how Seattle
Mariner's fortunes were affected after Alex
Closer home, it could also be applied to Mumbai
Indians and Sachin Tendulkar.
The theory being teams are
better off when their greatest
player is not playing for them.
This Spanish club has had a cozy relationship with
Disney and have had the pleasure of sporting
superhero monikers on their jerseys.
In the past two years, their jerseys have sported
the moniker of "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3".
Their young mascots have donned the attires of
Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the
Incredible Hulk. Their jersey can be seen in the
picture in the next slide.
Name the club.
X was a term used in the 1650s for races among
gondoliers held on the Grand Canal in Venice.
It literally means "contention for mastery‖ and is
derived from the Italian word for compete, haggle
or sell at retail .
__________ __________, started by Paul Ford is
a long-suffering Kiwi cricket supporters group who
operate under the motto ―It‘s about passion, not
fashion‖ and divert attention from the current team
by donning the old brown and tan one-day
uniforms from the 1980s.
The Laureus World Sports Awards are awarded
annually to people who have been outstanding in
the previous year in their respective sporting
categories. Previous winners of the action
sportsperson of the year award include Kelly
Slater (surfing), Stephane Gilmore
Who won the award in this category in the year