During an 1891 match between Stoke and Aston Villa. Trailing 1–0 and with just two minutes remaining, Stoke were awarded a penalty. Villa's goalkeeper kicked the ball out of the ground, and by the time the ball had been recovered, the 90 minutes had elapsed and the game was over.This led to the introduction of a new rule which is an integral part of the modern game. What was the rule ?
Before the 2004 Athens Olympics, Dr. Jacques Rogge had declared he would be breaking with tradition in his closing speech as President of the IOC and that he would never use the words of his predecessor Juan Antonio Samaranch, who used to always say '_________________'. Dr. Rogge had described Salt Lake City 2002 as "superb games" and in turn would continue after Athens 2004 and describe Turin 2006 as "truly magnificent games."Fill in the blank.
Connect these two pics with the Laws of Cricket.
The next two slides contain a list of some institutions. Why do they appear in this quiz ? Raynes Park High School Rutlish High School, Merton X College, X Ricards Lodge High School Ursuline Convent High School, X The Beacon School, Banstead Sunbury Manor School, Sunbury Holy Cross Convent School, X X High School, X Bishopsford Community School, Morden Overton Grange School, Sutton Wilson’s School, Wallington Sutton Grammar School, Sutton Graveney School, Tooting
Tolworth Girl's School, Surbiton Southborough School, Surbiton John Fisher School, Purley Hall School, X Sutton High School, Sutton Teddington School, Teddington Tiffin School, Kingston Glyn Technology School, Surrey Saint Cecilia's School, Wandsworth Surbiton High School, Kingston X Junior Tennis Initiative Greycourt School, Richmond Sacred Heart High School, Hammersmith Tolworth Girl's School, Surbiton
‘A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, intended for the Amusement of Little Master Tommy and Pretty Miss Polly with Two Letters from Jack the Giant Killer’ is the title of a 1744 children's book by British publisher John Newbery. The blanked out portion contains the first known use of a very popular word. Which word is that ?
A number of countries boycotted the 1956 Games as a protest, whilst others wouldn’t allow their athletes to mix with other athletes in the Village. The final straw came for the organizers, when Russian and Hungarian players fought each other during the water polo match. The police had to separate the players and the match was cancelled because there was so much blood in the pool.The IOC and the Organizing Committee had by now given up all hope of saving the Games from ending in failure. That was, until they received an anonymous hand written letter from a 17 year old Chinese student. The boy had an ‘idea’ that turned the Games into a success and the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games became officially known as the Friendly Games.
The boy was later identified as John Ian Wing. Here he is with President Samaranch at the IOC`s Headquarters in Lausanne in 1992. What idea did he propose ?
The 1997 European Grand Prix is remembered for the crash between Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve after which the latter went on to win the championship. However, this was the last race in which he did a particular thing. What was that ?
Id the game X. X is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses in concert with a vertical wooden pole or rope. X also refers to the pole used in the sport. The word X is composed of two words one of which denotes a gymnast or a man of strength and the other means a pole. X can therefore be translated to English as pole gymnastics.
_______________ was a cast-iron and glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in the Palace's 990,000 square feet (92,000 m2) of exhibition space to display examples of the latest technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,851 feet (564 m) long, with an interior height of 128 feet (39 m). After the exhibition, the building was moved to a new park in Penge Common next to an affluent area of London called Sydenham Hill, then a well-heeled suburb full of large villas. The area around this building soon came to be known by its name and the park that surrounded it became home to a football club of the same name. Which football club ?
Some good old sledging… How's your wife and my kids? X's famous comments to Y. The wife's fine, kids are all retarded. Y's comeback to X. Who were these gentlemen ?
Made famous by the late commentator Bill Mclaren, ‘the X’, is a tactic in rugby where the ball is hoisted high into the air above the hapless opposition full back with the kicking team’s forwards all bearing down on him. This is also known as an ‘Up and Under’ and more recently a ‘bomb’. The term comes from the X club in Limerick, Ireland, who were famed for their repeated use of this tactic and earned themselves a place in rugby folklore at the same time.