MindSqueeze - 7
The Fortnightly Sports Quiz 1. Easy one to start with! Likely to be remembered more for his tantrums than his game; he reportedly once said “In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol. It was the worst 20 minutes of my life”. During his tenure with Los Angeles Aztecs, he scored 14 goals in 37 matches. He also played for Ford Open Prison team, when he was behind the bars during 1984 Christmas. Who am I talking about? 2. The idea of this sport was conceived by Newman Darby, but the instruments that he built for the game were inefficient. However, in 1968, Jim Drake and his friend Hoyle Schweitzer redesigned them and patented the same. It was recognized as an Olympic sport in 1984. Different classes of this sport that have been used in the Olympics games over the years are Lechner, Mistral One etc. Which sport am I talking about? 3. Martina Navratilova made a comeback to the Grand Slams by competing in the 2004 French Open after a gap of 10 years. She lost to an Argentinean in the first round. Later that month, she became the oldest ever player to win a singles match in the open era when she defeated Catalina Castano in the first round of Wimbledon. However in the second round she lost to the same lady who defeated her in the French Open earlier. Identify her. 4. This NBA team was originated as Buffalo Braves. Later when they moved to San Diego in 1978 they renamed their team after the famous sailing ships that passed through the city hundreds of years ago. Now they have moved to another city but retained their name. Which NBA team am I referring to? 5. He started his career playing for BNR football team. During the Beighton Cup hockey tournament in 1946 the centre-half of the BNR First XI was injured. But the BNR Second XI (another team that participated in the tournament) refused to provide a replacement. Then Dickie Carr, who was the captain of the First XI, requested this footballer to pitch in and fill the gap in First XI. Later on he went on to become a Hockey legend. Who am I talking about? 6. He was the first fighter from the Soviet block allowed to turn professional. In 1956, he became the first boxer to win three Olympic Gold medals when he beat the future world champion Jose Torres. In 1962, his country’s government revoked his permission to participate in profession fights. Who am I talking about? 7. Which athlete is nicknamed “The Maputo Express”? 8. This club was founded in 1905. During the initial years, due to lack of facilities at their ground they often used the local Haddock’s Fish and Chip shop as a place to get changed for games. They get their nickname from the corruption of the name “Haddock”. Identify the club whose anthem is the 1930 Billy Cotton number “When the Red, Red Robin Goes Bob-, bob- bobbin' along”.
9. Why are the names of Spyros Samaras and Kostis Palamas significant in the history of Olympic Games? 10. On 14th January every year, during the Makar Sankranti, what international festival is held at Ahmedabad? 11. The super-sub rule that has recently been introduced to the international cricket is nothing new to one of the Test playing nations. A cricketer turned administrator implemented this rule in one of the domestic tournaments of his country in 1991/92. Identify the person and the tournament. 12. In 1848, Queen Victoria authorized the creation of a "One Hundred Guinea Cup" of solid silver (134oz), 27" tall for a competition "open to all nations." This was the origin of which famous event? - Answers on 16th December - Compiled by Saby