8 questions. Clockwise!
+10 on direct and pass.
X: I'm cleaning the Champions League trophy
with a Tottenham shirt.
Y:Thanks for cleaning it up for me. I'm already
creating space in my cup cabinet.
X:We're gonna give you a football lesson in
Y: I met your defence in Milan, it didn't look
good. It was like cheese with holes in it.
X:I found a good goalkeeper on eBay. Shall I
send you the link?
Y:We don't need him, you won't come into our
Football banter on twitter! Id X and Y.
X is a MLB shortstop who has played his entire
career for the Yankees. He had a well-publicized
relationship with pop diva Mariah Carey from
1997 to 1998. X also dated former Miss Universe
Lara Dutta. From November 2006 to January
2007, X was romantically involved with actress
Jessica Biel. X is one of only three athletes to
have their own Jumpman shoe and has replaced
Thierry Henry in the American market for Gillette
Fusion commercials along with Tiger Woods and
Roger Federer. He has appeared on television in
Seinfeld and as a host on Saturday Night Live.
There is a wax figure of X at the Madame
Tussauds Wax Museum in New York.
If Ewa Klobukowska was the first Olympic
athlete on this list, who is the latest high
profile athlete to have somewhat joined the
Hint : Stella Walsh
Ewa Klobukowska was of course the first
athlete to fail a gender test!
X has been interested in music all his life. When
he found the time in his busy racing career, he
often grabbed his guitar and played just for fun.
At the end of the 1999 season, X set up a band
called The Conrods. It all started when he was at
school. He formed with some friends the
punkband "Sex, Hitler and the Hormones". Later
he played a few times with ex-Beatle George
Harrison. Joe Elliot, singer of the rockband Def
Leppard, met X when they we're about to record
their new album Euphoria and asked him to play
along in one of the songs. The opening track of
the album, Demolition Man, X plays a guitar solo
10 seconds long.
He was the Junior National champion in Diving for 6
years in a row from the age of 11.He also got a
bronze medal at the lone National Games, in which,
he participated. He rightfully claims to have been
among the top 3 divers in the country until he retired
at the ripe age of 19. He played lot of first division
club cricket for the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club
and when he was in Hyderabad, he played for the
Vazir Sultan Tobacco which was in the A-division of
Hyderabad Cricket Leagues. He embarked on a new
career altogether during the 9th Asian games in
1982. His career took off from the Commonwealth
Games in ’82. Today he is one of the most
recognized personalities in his field. Who?
X differs from other team sports in that it is
a mixed-gender game: a team consists of
four men and four women. X is played either
indoors or outdoors on a court divided into
two halves called zones. In each zone there is
a post (3.5 m, shorter for the young) with a
basket at the top. It was a demonstration
sport during the Olympic Games of 1920 and
1928. Identify X.
Laid out for the race by Paul Nicholls, who also
won the BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle with Big
Buck's, What A Friend beat the game Carruthers
by three-and-a-quarter lengths. X, who shares
What A Friend with Jed Mason, said: "It's great to
win any race, but to win a big one is special. We'll
aim for the Gold Cup next year when he will be
stronger and more mature.
"We had the opportunity to go for it this year,
but Paul was right. You could see what effect the
hard race had on Imperial Commander. It doesn't
compensate for last night, but racing's a great
release. It gets me away from the grind of my
X Boutique was a reality television show on ITV2 in which
two teams of X ran two rival fashion boutiques over a three
month period. Ten X are split into two teams, both of
which will run neighbouring boutiques.
The X will have to think of a boutique name, decorate the
boutiques themselves and choose every single item of
stock. They will run the boutiques themselves, with only
the occasional word of advice from their mentors. Each
week a manager for each boutique will be chosen and a
challenge will be set. The manager will then have to select
2 of their X to leave the shop and complete the challenge.
During the 3 months, the contestant X will be competing
for their team's chosen charity all profit the boutiques
make will go to the charity.
4 sets of 2 pictures each.
A common theme connects the pictures.
Points : +40/-20 on the first set
+30/-15 on second set
+20/-10 on third set
+10 on fourth set
Sportspersons who have taken a for
and against stance regarding the
impact of sex on sporting
What sport? At which tournament?
Group A: Jamaica, Malaysia, Sri Lanka,
Group B: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia,
Group C: Bangladesh, Barbados, Northern
Ireland, South Africa
Group D: Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan,
Cricket at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in
Kuala Lampur when South Africa took gold
and Australia won the silver medal.
Of the 53 Europeans countries which are
recognised by UEFA, only one is not allowed
to enter even a single team in the UEFA
Champions League, including the
qualification stages. Which country? What is
the reason behind this?
Leichtenstein because they have only 7 teams
in their league and the minimum requirement
X participated in 73 Formula One World
Championship Grands Prix. He was killed in a
light aircraft accident in early 1977, which
occurred days after the 1977 South African
The track which currently hosts the Brazilian
Grand Prix annually now, as a tribute to him,
bears his name, Autódromo José Carlos Pace.
X is best known for his system of rating chess
players. X developed his own formula which
had a sound statistical basis and constituted
an improvement on the Harkness System. The
new rating system was approved and passed
at a meeting of the United States Chess
Federation in St. Louis in 1960. In 1970, FIDE,
the World Chess Federation, agreed to adopt
the X Rating System.
Ian Thorpe and David Beckham have been
models for Armani underwear.
Armani designed the suits for the Chelsea
players and officials for the 2007-08 season.
Armani launched a new range called EA7 for
Andiry Shevchenko who was the #7 in Milan.
Shown below is the statue of the five rams.
What did it inspire?
Guangzhou, the host of the games is called
"City of the Five Rams“.
Shown below is the insignia of an order of
chivalry founded by Queen Victoria in 1861.
Which organisation gets its coat of arms from
A common theme connects the pictures.
+2 for every correct ID. +16 maximizer.
Points for theme :
+40 for the first set (1-3)
+30 for the second set (4-6)
+20 for the third set (7-9)
+10 for the last set (10-12)
No negatives for the theme but ONLY 2
Sportspersons who have been
convicted of crimes!
A is of mixed Chinese descent who has won the
National Championships in a particular sport 13
times until 2010. A was linked with B (by the
media) who fell from grace due to an infamous
incident along with C. In 1997, C played for Ireland
as an overseas player in the Benson and Hedges
Cup and helped them to a 46-run win over
Middlesex by scoring 94 not out and taking three
wickets. C and D died in a similar fashion. The “D”
award is given to a player who shows respect for
the traditions of the game. It was first awarded to
Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer and E who’s nickname
is “The Golden Bear”.
F shares his nickname with E. F had a chance
to represent either G or H at a recent high
profile tournament held in South Africa. H
and I are owned by the same person. The
parent company of I is J. K said “I feel like no
player should wear 23. I'm starting a petition,
and I've got to get everyone to sign it. Now, if
I'm not going to wear No. 23, then nobody
else should be able to wear it” as a show of
respect to L (whose surname is J). K recently
moved to another team amidst much
controversy. M and N recently bought stake in
the NFL team from the city of K’s present
team. M and N have a total of 20 singles titles
and 12 doubles titles together.
During the “Hit for Haiti” fund raiser match, O
mocked N’s infamous meltdown saying “Did
you really call a foot fault on me in a charity
match?”. The “O” foundation is partly funded
through the sale of blue wristbands inscribed
"No Compromise", inspired by P’s yellow
wristbands. P is friends with former US
president, George W Bush. Bush apologised to
the "Italian people" for the "unfortunate
mistake" when a White House press briefing
described Q as a "despised" leader. The club
owned by Q have temporarily retired R’s
jersey number and might restore it if either of
R’s sons play professionally for the club.
R labeled the 2005 Champions League final
as the worst moment of his career. S was
eager to take over as manager of R’s
opponents in that final but the job was given
to T. S found himself causing controversy
after commenting that the Muslim player U
was lacking fitness and energy due to fasting
during the month of Ramadan. U’s country
was knocked out of the World Cup due to V’s
controversial “save” which was reminiscent of
a similar feat by W. W’s most famous critic
played for a club in a famous city which has
had players like Franz Beckenbauer and
Carlos Alberto play for them.
The city boasts of arguably America’s
greatest sporting franchisee X. Pitcher-
turned-outfielder Y was the most talented of
all the acquisitions from Z, and the outcome
of the trade would haunt them for the next
86 years, a span in which the team did not
win a single championship.
Phew!! Took exactly 2 hours 9 min to
complete this round!!
A : Jwala Gutta O: Andy Roddick
B : Mohd Azharuddin P: Lance Armstrong
C: Hansie Cronje Q: Silvio Berlusconi
D: Payne Stewart R: Paolo Maldini
E: Jack Nicklaus S: Jose Mourinho
F: Cameron White T: Rafael Benitez
G: Victoria Bushrangers U: Sulley Muntari
H: RCB V: Luis Suarez
I: Force India W: Diego Maradona
J: Jordan X: New York Yankees
K: LeBron James Y: Babe Ruth
L: Michael Jordan Z: Boston Red Sox
M: Venus Williams
N: Serena Williams