He began his career at non-league Nunhead F.C.
during the 1934/35 season before joining
Arsenal. A winger, he made his debut in 1936,
and won the League in 1948 and the FA Cup in
1950. However, the latter part of his sporting
career was dogged by knee trouble, the knee had
been damaged in a collision with the Charlton
goalkeeper; he was limited to 60 official (i.e.
non-wartime) appearances and 16 goals. He
represented England in wartime 12 times, but
never in a full official match. Who is he?
quot;I would have, because I was there with him
that day when he was in that breakaway. I
was actually 13 minutes ahead of him and he
caught us on his own and then he basically
rode us all off the wheel..... I thought that
was impossible, what he did. I'm not a bad
rider and, you know, he made me look like a
little kid.“ Who is being talked about?
With a permanent seating capacity for more
than 257,000 people and infield seating that
raises capacity to an approximate 400,000, it
is the largest and highest-capacity sporting
facility in history. What?
This sport is played indoors or outdoors on a court divided
into halves called zones. In each zone is a post (3.5m,
shorter for the young) with a basket at the top. This is
positioned two thirds of the distance between the center
line and the back of the zone. The ball is similar to football
but with more grip and bounce. Teams have 4 men and 4
women. Players score by throwing the ball through the
other team's basket. After two goals the teams change
zones: defenders become attackers and attackers become
defenders. At half-time teams swap halves. Men and
women play side by side, but duels are man to man and
woman to woman. One man may guard one man and one
woman may guard one woman. A woman may not defend
a man nor may a man defend a woman. Identify the sport.
In Bangkok, murals at Wat Phra Keow depict the
Hindu god Hanuman playing X in a ring with a
troop of monkeys. Other historical accounts
mention the game earlier during the reign of
King Naresuan of Ayutthaya. The game remained
in its circle form for hundreds of years, and the
modern version of X began taking shape in
Thailand sometime during early 1740s. In 1866
the Siam Sports Association drafted the first rules
for X. Four years later, the association introduced
the Y-style net and held the first public contest.
“She is a dopey, hairy-backed Sheila who has
dobbed him (X) in across the other side of the
world. If that's what she wants to do to earn
some cash that's her decision. Let's find out
the facts before we hang X on this one.” Who
“I wanted to tell the truth but my parents were homophobic and I
was in the closet. As well as that, I had people tell me that if I
talked about what I was going through, it would be the end of
the women's tour. I couldn't get a closet deep enough. I've got a
homophobic family, a tour that will die if I come out, the world is
homophobic and, yeah, I was homophobic. If you speak with
gays, bisexuals, lesbians and transgenders, you will find a lot of
homophobia because of the way we all grew up. One of my big
goals was always to be honest with my parents and I couldn't be
for a long time. I tried to bring up the subject but felt I couldn't.
My mother would say, quot;We’re not talking about things like thatquot;,
and I was pretty easily stopped because I was reluctant anyway. I
ended up with an eating disorder that came from trying to numb
myself from my feelings. I needed to surrender far sooner than I
did. At the age of 51, I was finally able to talk about it properly
with my parents and no longer did I have to measure my words
with them. That was a turning point for me as it meant I didn't
have regrets any more.” Who is the speaker?
He is the only driver to have won the premier North
American open-wheel CART title, the Indianapolis
500 and the 24 Hours of Daytona, all at the first
attempt. He is one of two drivers to have won the
CART title in his rookie year, the first being
reigning World Champion Nigel Mansell in 1993.
He has also equalled Graham Hill's feat of being a
Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 race
winner; he is currently one of only two active
drivers (along with Jacques Villeneuve) who has
won two legs of the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
Who is he?