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• Top 8 Teams in the Final
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This club’s crest contains four elements - the
Christian cross, the Hindus' trishul, the moon
of the Muslims, and fire, which is symbolic for
the Parsis. This is also reflected in their motto
"Unity is Strength.“ Discipline is of military
standard and fittingly some former players
have army nicknames such as Marshall,
Colonel and Major.
Which club am I talking about?
Colonel – Dilip Vengsarkar,
Major – Suresh Tingdi,
Marshall – Vithal Patil
Originally constructed to host the Judo event at
the 1964 Olympics, this venue has also played
host to a Mohammed Ali vs. Antonio Inoki
contest in 1976 and numerous live music
concerts over the years. Judo will return to the
venue at the 2020 games. Id
Juan Elorduy was a young student spending Christmas
1909 in Southamption. He was charged by his club X to
buy 25 new shirts, but was unable to find enough.
Waiting for the ship back home and empty handed, he
realised that the colours of the local team matched the
colours of his home city, and bought 50 shirts to take
On his return home, the club's directors decided almost
immediately to change the team's strip to the new
colours. This was later adopted by another club Y which
had started off as a youth branch of X.
Identify both clubs.
Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid
The French term X is a marked ski run or path
down a mountain for snowing.
The term Y refers to skiing that takes place on
snow that has not been compacted into tracks.
What is Y, which has been in the news thanks to
a December 2013 event?
Michael Schumacher was
skiing Off Piste when he
Id the young lad (or pup as my fellow QM
would say) with Valentino Rossi.
Marc Marquez, the youngest ever
MotoGP World Champion
For those unfamiliar with horseracing there is a practice
of keeping a _________ in the stable with a racehorse as the
horse’s companion, since it becomes a settling influence
on the thoroughbred.
If you owned a competing horse and were not above
some dirty business, you could steal your rival's __________
(and it's been done) to upset the other horse and make it
run a poor race.
What expression originated from this?
Getting one’s goat
In September 2002, X beat Y for the
first time. It represented the first time
in any sport ever that the reigning
women’s World No. 1 had beaten the
reigning Men’s World No.1. X & Y?
X- Judith Polgar
Y – Gary Kasparov
What do those sporting these
tattoos want to convey?
This person has completed the IronMan
140.6 miles is the total race distance.
Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run
26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life
The Ram Slam (formerly the Standard Bank Pro20) is South
Africa’s domestic T20 competition. This is the line-up of the
Identify the missing 7th team.
Zimbabwe, who were an invitational side in the
The NHL Winter Classic is an annual outdoor
game that’s been part of the NHL Calendar since
2008. Where was this match between the Boston
Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers played?
Fenway Park (note the Green Monster in
the previous pic)
Charles Barkley played
with the #34 jersey for
most of his
However, he played
with the #32 jersey for
the bulk of the 19911992 season. What
prompted this change?
he was HIV
Positive at the
start of the
This method of kicking a football gets its name
from the Spanish word for “playing hooky”.
The kicking leg in this case is wrapped around
the back of the standing leg - effectively with
one’s legs crossed. Enjoy the video and tell me
what you call this move.
His career in international athletics lasted only five years with
the pinnacle being in 1954 when he set a new 5,000m world
record of 13 min. 51.6 secs beating Vladimir Kuts by 0.1 sec.
He was named the first-ever BBC Sports Personality of the
Year in 1954.
In September 1955, he became the first newsreader on
Independent Television, before finishing 11th in the 5,000m at
the 1956 Olympics.
We know him best for a singular event in sporting history.
Chris Chataway, who was the
pacemaker for Bannister’s 4:00 m
minute mile effort.
On January 16th,2013,Google celebrated
the 112th birth anniversary of this
inventor with this interactive Doodle.
He is the reigning World
Cup , World and Olympic
champion in singles. When
he won the Olympic gold
medal in singles and also
Gold Medal in the Team
event of London Olympics,
he became the fourth male
player in the history of
table tennis to achieve a
career grand slam.
Id the player who is named
after Zico. Full name please
Zhang Jike (Chinese variant of Zico)
He holds the record for the fastest goal scored in
an I League match (at 11 seconds for Pune FC).
He currently plays as a forward for East Bengal
Identify him and also name the country he
represents in International Football. (1/2 each)
Top 5 of a certain list. Identify the missing elements. The numbers should serve
as a clue. X and Y please – order is important.
57* - X
54 - Y
Grand Slam singles
X- Roger Federer, who
broke the record at
this year’s Australian
Y- Stefan Edberg
What seven letter term describes?
a) A Golfer with a handicap of zero
b) A foul in pocket billiards where the
cue ball is pocketed by mistake.
An image from last year’s Sydney test
between Australia and Sri Lanka.
What was it about?
Tribute to Tony Greig
Sir Ben Ainslie is planning to launch a British
team to compete for the Americas Cup. Which
legendary designer has he been courting the
past few months to join his team? In his
words - “We deal with water, obviously, for
sailing, so it’s [a combination of]
aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. But much
more so aerodynamics now with the wing
technology that has come in. So it would be
that kind of design experience which would be
At altitude in Sestriere in 1995, he jumped 8.96
meters with a measured wind of +1.2 m/s. This
would have been the world record, beating Mike
Powell by one centimeter.
However, the Italian Athletics Federation did not
forward the result to the IAAF for ratification,
since the wind mark was declared invalid,
because a person stood in front of the
anemometer, probably intercepting the correct
wind measurement. ID.
This is Darun Mister,
a character from the
Street Fighter X
series. Which Indian
born grappler from
the early 20th
century served as
an inspiration for
(Nickname will do)
Basketball made its debut
as a medal sport at the
1936 Olympics in Berlin.
Appropriately enough, who
presented the medals to the
Dr. James Naismith
Which brand gets its name
from the Latin Phrase
“anima sana in corpore
sano” which translates as
"a healthy mind in a
healthy body“ ?
Vasily Smyslov and Robert Hubner faced
off in the Quarterfinal of the Candidate’s
match at a casino in Velden Austria (1983)
They both drew 5-5 in regulation and
remained deadlocked 7-7 after the extra
games. Smyslov refused to play tie-break
rapid games as they were optional at the
time and a strength of Hubners. How did
FIDE resolve the tie?
Spinning a roulette wheel
Whose Wisden obituary reads?
It was a great enough distinction to
have …………., yet to remember X for
that alone would be like seeing
Chaplin as no more than a tramp who
once made a dramatic meal of a boot.
Eric Hollies, famous for
dismissing Bradman for a duck
in his final innings
From 1981-2004,A New Jersey couple named
Henry and Holly Stephenson had the onerous
task of preparing something . They worked out
of their upstairs bedroom in their Staten Island
home with a “computer, a pencil and a great deal
However in 2005, a company named SSG, the
brainchild of Michael Trick, an operations
research professor at CMU took over the
responsibility. What am I talking about?
They were responsible for drawing up the
MLB/Major League Baseball schedule.
This is a complicated task as teams play
162 games in a regular season. SSG stands
for Sports Scheduling Group.
Todd Martin once described X as "...the last stone that
Here’s Y description of X
"At 15-30, spur of the moment, I was just like, I'm going
to throw an X in here, cause I'm not doing anything off
my first serve anyways.
Let's see if maybe I can scrape a point. I hit X, ____ was
kind of surprised about it, moved, kind of got squeezed in
because of the spin and had to come in because the serve
was so short. I hit a passing shot, clipped the tape and it
went off the top of his racket and the crowd went
X- Michael Chang
Y – The Underarm Serve
in the French Open R4
match vs. Lendl in 1989
Which Padmashri award winner on the
difference between his favorites?
The fluency of X: “the gentle flow with which
you can play, it’s like rhythm and flair in slow
dance, once in the zone you can move to the
beat.” And the alertness Y demands: “on your
toes continuously, switched on at all times,
where you need to be precise and sharp
Who? X? Y?
Pankaj Advani on
(X) and Snooker (Y)
½ points for Advani.
½ for both sports.
Order is important.
His finished 8th in the 5000m
in Berlin but did enough to
impress Hitler, who remarked
“Ah, you're the boy with the fast
finish”. He went on to serve in
the army in WW2 and spent
time in the Ofuna PoW camp.
After the war, he became a
Born Again Christian and
forgave the Japanese soldiers
who had tortured him in the
He is also the subject of
Angelina Jolie’s next film.
Identify him and the movie.
What is the woman in the video
doing? What is it the origin of?
She is throwing Toffees into
the crowd. This is how
Everton FC get their
What are these engineers trying
to recreate? Looking for 2
keywords here – a person’s name
and a name of a place. ½ point
Ayrton Senna’s stunning pole
lap from 1989 Suzuka where
he was a stunning 1.730
seconds quicker than Prost.
In 2013, she became the first female golfer
to win the first 3 majors of the year since
Babe Zaharias. Id. Full name please
Which NFL side inspired the title
of this song?
Pittsburg Steelers. The singer Wiz Khalifa is from
Growing up in a 100-sq ft garage converted
into a shanty in Marine Lines, and studying in
the BHA canteen, he was picked at 20 to play
for India, and starred in the final of the Asian
Champions Trophy against Pakistan. He is the
subject of an upcoming documentary titled