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The finals of the Open Sports Quiz at YMCA by Kinshuk Biswas in 2011.

The finals of the Open Sports Quiz at YMCA by Kinshuk Biswas in 2011.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. FINALS 5 WRITTEN QUESTIONS TO GET TEAMS OFF THE MARK 32 QUESTIONS CLOCKWISE INFINITE BOUNCE 5 MORE WRITTEN QUESTIONS TO FOR TEAMS INCREASE THEIR SCORES 32 QUESTIONS ANTICLOCKWISE INFINITE BOUNCE NO NEGATIVES. HALF POINTS ARE THE QUIZ MASTERS DECISION.
  • 3. WRITTEN ROUND 5 QUESTIONS WORTH +5 ANY TEAM GETTING ALL 5 GETS A BONUS OF +5
  • 4. 1) The largest spectator capacity of any sporting arena is 250,000 which is usually at full capacity once a year on the last Monday of May and used have full capacity for two days a year from 2000 to 2007. What is the venue and where?
  • 5. 2) Logo of which annual international event last held at Los Angeles Convention Centre with 450 competitors from 58 countries?
  • 6. 3) Name the player who has been framed in this team photograph?
  • 7. 4) Which is the only all woman Quidditch league team?
  • 8. 5) This tournament has been held thrice with Uhlenhorster winning it twice and Blomedaal winning it once. The MVP has been won by Moritz Fuerste twice. A lot of Indian players are also a part of this tournament. Name the tournament?
  • 9. ANSWERS
  • 10. 1) The largest spectator capacity of any sporting arena is 250,000 which is usually at full capacity once a year on the last Monday of May and used have full capacity for two days a year from 2000 to 2007. What is the venue or where? 1) Indianapolis Speedway at Indianapolis
  • 11. 2) Logo of which annual international event last held at Los Angeles Convention Centre with 450 competitors from 58 countries?
  • 12. 3) Name the player who has been framed in this team photograph? 3) Harold Dickie Bird
  • 13. 4) Which is the only all woman Quidditch league team? 4) Hollyhead Harpies
  • 14. 5) This tournament has been held thrice with Uhlenhorster winning it twice and Blomedaal winning it once. The MVP has been won by Moritz Fuerste twice. A lot of Indian players are also a part of this tournament. Name the tournament?
  • 15. 32 QUESTIONS CLOCKWISE INFINITE BOUNCE FLAT SCORING 10 POINTS. NO NEGATIVES. HALF POINTS ARE THE QUIZ MASTERS DECISION
  • 16. 1) Which sport were the following people champions and what is unique about them: Walter Salchow, Werner Rittberger, Alois Lutz and Axel Paulsen.
  • 17. 1) Figure skating. All of them have jumps/moves named after them.
  • 18. 2)Plaque in whose memory ?
  • 19. 2) Wilhelm Steinitz first world champion in chess.
  • 20. 3) Vladimir Chagin is the most successful person in this event winning 7 times in his category for the Kamaz team. What is this very famous sporting event?
  • 21. 3) Paris-Dakar Rally. He has been champion 7 times in the heavy truck category.
  • 22. 4) Audio: Name the lady being interviewed?
  • 23. 4) Chris Evert.
  • 24. 5) Who is the only fictional character to give his name to a sports team and an item of women’s clothing?
  • 25. 4) Diedrich Knickerbocker created by Washington Irving gave his name to knickers and New York Knicks.
  • 26. 6) He is the fastest human in water holding the world record in both 50m. And 100m. Freestyle which he achieved at the last world championships at Rome. Name him?
  • 27. 6) Cesar Cielo of Brazil
  • 28. 7) Francois Brandt, Roelof Klein and Hermanus Brockman came 2nd in their semi final to the French team to qualify for the finals of their event. They observed the tactics of the French team and decided to replace Brockman for the final which they won. However the replacement will go down in history for an achievement which will not be duplicated. What achievement and what sport?
  • 29. 7) Achievement is the youngest ever Olympic gold medallist. The Dutch Rowing team substituted their regular coxswain with a young French child from the spectators copying the tactics of the French team. The name of this youngest champions has not been known till date.
  • 30. 8) Identify the two F1 teammates in the video one who has the crash and the other searching through the wreckage?
  • 31. 8) Jim Clarke who died and Graham Hill who led the rescue work.
  • 32. 9) The America’s Cup of yachting is held at a venue in the country of the club sponsoring the defending champion yacht. In 2010 the event was held in Valencia, Spain. The defending champions Alinghi were not from Spain. So why did this departure from tradition occur?
  • 33. 9) Alinghi was from Switzerland which is a landlocked country therefore the event was moved to Valencia.
  • 34. 10) Which Olympic sport has the following categories: sprint, pursuit, mass start and relay?
  • 35. 10) Cross Country Skiing.
  • 36. 11) These three beautiful ladies created history in an event in 2007. Name them and what event?
  • 37. 11) Danica Patrick , Sarah Fisher and Milka Duno first time three women started the Indianapolis 500 Race.
  • 38. 12) What type of a shot in snooker or pool is a lag shot?
  • 39. 12) It is like a toss to decide who plays first. Both players hit the cue ball to rebound off the opposite cushion. The player whose cue ball is nearest to the bottom cushion wins.
  • 40. 13) The first instance of doping being detected at the Olympics was by Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall of bronze medal winning Swedish Modern Pentathlon team in the 1968 Olympics. What substance then banned did he consume to calm his nerves before the pistol shooting event?
  • 41. 13) He had a few bottles of Beer.
  • 42. 14) Name both the boxers in the video?
  • 43. 14) Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvin Haggler.
  • 44. 15) This person was a multiple medallist in swimming. He is however remembered for popularising another unconventional sport. Name him and the sport he popularised?
  • 45. 15) Duke Kahanamoku who popularised surfing.
  • 46. 16) The Chinese women’s table tennis team has lost twice in the World team championships since 1975, in 1991 and in 2010. Name the teams which beat them in these championships?
  • 47. 16) Singapore in 2010 and an unified Korea team in 1991.
  • 48. 17) The most expensive trophy in sports the Woodlawn vase. Originally created by Tiffany’s in 1860. The original trophy is kept at the Baltimore Museum of Art. It is often presented with a blanket of flowers. For what event is this magnificent trophy awarded?
  • 49. 17) The Preakness stakes horse race at Pimlico race track.
  • 50. 18) Alberto Contador the current Tour de France champion is nicknamed El Pistolero. Why?
  • 51. 18) He shoots an imaginary pistol while crossing the line whenever he wins.
  • 52. 19) Name this person in front of the poster?
  • 53. 18) Chuck Wepner on whom the character of Rocky Balboa is based.
  • 54. 20) Connect the following Neroli Susan Fairhall of New Zealand (80-84), Paola Fantato of Italy (88,92,96,00&04-96), Marla Runyan of USA (92&96-00&04) , Natalia Partyka of Poland (00,04&08-08) and Natalie du Toit of South Africa (04&08-08) with respect to the Olympics.
  • 55. 20) These are individuals who have participated in both the regular and para-olympics.
  • 56. 21) A trailer of a documentary. What was the subject of this documentary?
  • 57. 21) Blood in the Water match between Hungary and Soviet Union in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
  • 58. 22) Raimondo and Piero D’Inzio of Italy were the first brothers to be simultaneously on the podium of the world championships, European championships and the Olympics individually. Which sport?
  • 59. 22) Equestrian.
  • 60. 23) Who is this person photographed after her record-breaking feat?
  • 61. 23) Gertrude Ederle after becoming the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
  • 62. 24) The first official world champion in this sport was Earl ‘The Pearl’ Strickland in 1990. The current world champion is Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante. The lone Indian participant at the last world championships was Sandeep Gulati. What sport?
  • 63. 24) 9-Ball Pool.
  • 64. 25) Three visuals of fencing. Explain what this is showing?
  • 65. 25) The 3 categories of fencing Foil, Epee and Sabre with the various point scoring areas marked in red.
  • 66. 26) Birgit Fischer is considered the greatest exponent of this sport. She is both the youngest and oldest champion in this sport at the Olympics and the World Championships in categories of K-1 and K-2. What sport?
  • 67. 26) Kayaking
  • 68. 27) Name this tennis player with a very famous name, who recently beat Ivan Ljubicic in a major upset at the Dubai Tennis Championships in 2011 before losing to Richard Gasquet?
  • 69. 27) Sergei Bubka Jr.
  • 70. 28) In international Volleyball matches there is a player who does not wear the standard team jersey. What is this player called?
  • 71. 28) Sweeper
  • 72. 29) Audio: Name the former World Number One in his sport being interviewed?
  • 73. 29) Lee Westwood the Golfer
  • 74. 30) Holger Nielsen a Danish gym teacher drew up the rules in 1898 and published them in 1906, and Rasmus Nicolai Ernst, another Danish teacher, did something similar in 1897. In 1917 Max Heiser, Karl Schelenz, and Erich Konigh from Germany formulated parallel rules. Post 1919 these were improved by Karl Schelenz. The first games were played between Germany and Belgium for men in 1925 and between Germany and Austria for women in 1930. What sport?
  • 75. 30) Handball
  • 76. 31) Name the footballer?
  • 77. 31) Steve Nash the basketball player.
  • 78. 32) A complete sequence in Aresti notation. It is used for the competition of a sport which is held in an imaginary cube volume of 1000 metres. Name the sport?
  • 79. 32) Aeronautics or acrobatic airplane flying.
  • 80. HALFTIME BREAK
  • 81. WRITTEN ROUND 5 QUESTIONS WORTH +5 ANY TEAM GETTING ALL 5 GETS A BONUS OF +5
  • 82. 1) Which is the most successful U.S. team in the NHL with respect to Stanley Cup wins?
  • 83. 2) Name him?
  • 84. 3) Exeter City a team playing in the English 1 st Division and Brackley Town F.C. playing the English Southern League both play their home games in stadiums having the same name. Give me the name of the grounds which is also connected to the Barclay's Premier League?
  • 85. 4) Name this athlete in black?
  • 86. 5) Name the person on the left?
  • 87. ANSWERS
  • 88. 1) Which is the most successful U.S. team in the NHL with respect to Stanley Cup wins? 1) Detroit Redwings
  • 89. 2) Name him? 2) Louis-Oosthuizen the current British Open champion
  • 90. 3) Exeter City a team playing in the English 1 st Division and Brackley Town F.C. playing the English Southern League both play their home games in stadiums having the same name. Give me the name of the grounds which is also connected to the Barcley’s Premier League? 3) St. James Park
  • 91. 4) Name this athlete in black? 4) Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias
  • 92. 5) Name the person on the left? 5) Arthur Morris
  • 93. 32 QUESTIONS ANTI CLOCKWISE INFINITE BOUNCE FLAT SCORING 10 POINTS. NO NEGATIVES. HALF POINTS ARE THE QUIZ MASTERS DECISION
  • 94. 33) The only brother and sister duo to have won medals at the same Olympics for archery. The sister however was known for her exploits outside archery. Name the siblings?
  • 95. 33) Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Dodd the youngest Wimbledon champion and William Dodd.
  • 96. 34) Mobotu Sese Seko will forever be remembered for which historic sporting event and why?
  • 97. 34) He was the president of Zaire who was the chief patron of the Rumble in the jungle between Ali and Foreman.
  • 98. 35) Phil Taylor the greatest exponent and 14 time world champion in which ‘sport’?
  • 99. 36) The Indian with most number of Olympics appearances as a participant wrote of his experiences in the book: My Journey from Rome to Moscow. He was honoured after his death with a international sporting venue being named after him. Who?
  • 100. 36) Maharaja Karni Singh.
  • 101. 37) The first ever instance of a top Football player having a celebrity wife. Long before the time of Becks and Posh or Ashley and Cheryl. Name both the individuals?
  • 102. 37) Billy Wright and Jo Beverley.
  • 103. 38) In which team sport the best players cannot play in the World Championships due to a handicap system?
  • 104. 38) Polo
  • 105. 39) Howard Bach and ____ _______ won the first ever medal a gold for USA at the Badminton world championships in 2005. He is also the only person to be world champion representing two countries. Name him?
  • 106. 39) Tony Gunawan
  • 107. 40) Name the player scoring the try?
  • 108. 40) Phillipe Sella of France.
  • 109. 41) Audio: Name this legend of his sport?
  • 110. 41) Haille Gabresillasie.
  • 111. 42) Akakios Kachiasvilis, Pyrros Dimas and Halil Mutlu are three of the four greatest achievers in this sport. Name the fourth and the sport?
  • 112. 42) Naim Suleymanoglu and Weightlifting
  • 113. 43) Considered the greatest player in her sport. Name her?
  • 114. 43) Rechelle Hawkes.
  • 115. 44) Name this person on the David Frost Show?
  • 116. 44) Johnny Weismuller.
  • 117. 45) In which sport or pastime would you come across the following terms: Hammer, Duck, Finn, Overhand, Push Press, Scoober, Blade and Thumber ?
  • 118. 45) Frisbee Throwing.
  • 119. 46) The former captain of the collegiate Water Polo team of St. Andrews University. Name him?
  • 120. 46) Prince William.
  • 121. 47) OSC-Baden Baden is the best team winning the local league for last 5 years. Team consists of 2 Indians, 2 Spaniards, 1 Russian, 1 Norwegian, 1 Romanian and a Frenchman. An Indian is the captain and star player. What sport and who is the captain?
  • 122. 47) Chess and Vishwanathan Anand is the captain.
  • 123. 48) Name this former West Ham footballer who played alongside legendary Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst? He still is very much a part of the current Premier league.
  • 124. 47) Harry Redknapp.
  • 125. 49) Jai Alai a version of Basque Pelota was the fastest sport in the world and once held the record for world ball speed with a 125g–140g ball that travelled at 302 km/h (188 mph), performed by José Ramón Areitio , until it was broken by Canadian Jason Zuback on an episode of Sport Science in July 2009 with a ball speed of 328 km/h (204 mph). What sport currently holds this record?
  • 126. 49) Golf
  • 127. 50) The world championships were held at Berck Sur Mer in France from 14th to 16th March 2010. The event was judged on three different categories musical co-ordination, technical moves and one on one combat. The Scratch Bunnies of UK were the winning team. Which sport?
  • 128. 50) Kite Flying
  • 129. 51) Name this former captain of the Welsh national Football team who played for Leeds United and Chelsea?
  • 130. 51) Vinnie Jones
  • 131. 52) Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds the all time leader of MLB for 4256 hits. He has played in 17 All-star games in 5 different positions which is unequalled till date. He is possibly the greatest ____________ ever allowing his ability to play in different positions. Fill in the blank.
  • 132. 52) Switch-Hitter
  • 133. 53) In international Dance sport world championships the main categories are Ballroom Dancing, Latin dancing and 10 Dance. Latin consists of 5 different dance styles. Name them?
  • 134. 53) Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha and Paso Doble
  • 135. 54) Antwerp 1920. A rare image of two of the greats of that time. Name them?
  • 136. 54) Charles Paddock and Paavo Nurmi
  • 137. 55) X-Jump/Spreadeagle, Pencil, T, Toe-Touch, Tuck, Hurdler, Around the World, Herkie, Double Nine and Double Hook are all terms of an American collegiate ‘sport’ popularised by ESPN. Name the ‘sport’?
  • 138. 55) Cheerleading.
  • 139. 56) The wife of a sportsman who made her Hollywood debut apposite Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in the 2011 comedy ‘Just Go with it’. Her husband also appeared in the film as a club pro. Name her husband?
  • 140. 56) Andy Roddick.
  • 141. 57) Name this legend being interviewed?
  • 142. 57) Sir Roger Bannister.
  • 143. 58) The winner is awarded this bracelet for winning the most prestigious tournament in which sport or game? (Its not Baseball)
  • 144. 58) Poker
  • 145. 59) What has the following categories for competition: F1, Drag, Jet-sprint and Hydroplane?
  • 146. 59) Motorboat Racing
  • 147. 60) Name the sport?
  • 148. 60) Moguls Skiiing.
  • 149. 61) This sport has the variations like forward, back, reverse, inward, twisting and arm-stand. In major international events, there are seven judges in where the highest and lowest scores are discarded and the middle five are summed, then ratioed by 3/5, and multiplied by the DD, so as to provide consistent comparison with 5-judge events. The highest score achievable from a single judge is 6.0. What sport?
  • 150. 61) Diving.
  • 151. 62. Audio : Whose Voice?
  • 152. 62) Steffi Graf
  • 153. 63) Name this athlete of the 1912 Olympics who was later much criticized for his decisions and beliefs six decades later?
  • 154. 63) Avery Brundage
  • 155. 64) If Cricket bats are made of willow, what wood is used to make field hockey sticks?
  • 156. 64) Mulberry
  • 157. Thanks to: Shouvikda and Soubhadra for the idea of me doing a sport quiz. Partha for being a part of this 2 legged quiz festival. All the participants. Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, Lisa Gerrard and Survivor for video background music with a little help from Goldwave Pro and VirtualDub. Susan West of Getty Image Collection Abuda for going through the questions and rephrasing some of them.