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1.What country's real-life Olympic bobsled team inspired the 1993 film Cool Runnings?
2.In tennis, who won 14 Grand Slam men's singles titles between 1993 and 2002?
Pete Sampras
3.In March 1987, what Indian cricketer became the first in history to score 10,000 Test runs?
Sunil Gavaskar
4.What name is shared by major racecourses in Berkshire, England and Perth, Australia?
5.What 'V' is the name of the plastic horns that gained worldwide notoriety at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa?
6.What city hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1984?
Los Angeles
7.What former professional boxer has served as the mayor of Kiev since June 2014?
Vitali Klitschko
8.What famous sports team began in Chicago in 1927 as the Savoy Big Five?
Harlem Globetrotters
9.Rosenborg Ballklub, commonly referred to simply as Rosenborg or RBK, is a professional football club based in what Norwegian city?
10.Who took Muhammad Ali's world heavyweight title in February 1978, only for Ali to reclaim it seven months later?
Leon Spinks
11.What country has won the most Cricket World Cup finals?
Australia (4)
12.In which sport do players take long and short corners?
Field Hockey
13.The Indians, Cavaliers and Browns are major league sports teams based in what U.S. city?
Cleveland, OH (MLB, NBA and NFL)
14.What English-speaking Caribbean country qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany?
Trinidad and Tobago
15.What Formula One racing driver worked for McLaren, Renault, Ferrari and Williams between 1980 and 1993, winning the Drivers' Championship four times?
Alain Prost (3 x McLaren, 1 x Williams)
16.In what year did Roger Bannister become the first to break the 4-minute mile?
1954 (3 minutes and 59.4 seconds)

17.In Rugby Union, how many points are awarded for a drop goal?
18.On 2nd February 2015, at just 17 years 9 months 8 days of age, who became the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf?
Lydia Ko
19.What country hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972 and 1998?
Japan (Sapporo & Nagano)
20.What sport involves leaping off a building or cliff with a parachute?
BASE jumping (BASE is an acronym for: Building, Antenna, Span, Earth (cliff))
21.What American jockey was nicknamed "The Shoe"?
Bill Shoemaker
22.In what New Zealand city is the Highlanders Super Rugby team based?
23.Which Russian city is set to host the 2014 Winter Olympics?
24.With more votes from BBC viewers than the combined total of the five other contenders, in 1999, a one-off award voted for by the British public selected what American as Sports Personality of the Century?
Muhammad Ali
25.In 1984, who became the first NFL quarterback to accomplish 5,000 passing yards in a season?
Dan Marino (5,084 yards - a record that still stands today)
26.Since the revoking of Lance Armstrong's seven wins, what retired Spanish road racing cyclist regained the record, at five, for the most consecutive Tour de France wins?
Miguel Indurain (1991-1995)
27.Australia's Neil Robertson is only the second ever non-British snooker player to be ranked Number 1 in the world. Who was the first and what country did he represent?
Cliff Thorburn, Canada (21st April 1981 to 16th May 1982)
28.Quite different to skiing or snowboarding, what indoor sport is played on a piste?
29.What nationality is tennis player Novak Djokovic?
30.What 'S' is a term used in cricket to describe the practice whereby some players seek to gain an advantage by insulting or verbally intimidating the opposing player?
31.Which professional snooker player is nicknamed 'The Rocket'?
Ronnie O'Sullivan
32.A mirror-image of the more common orthodox stance, what name is given to the stance where a (usually left-handed) boxer has their right hand and right foot forward?

33.Who is the current WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO world heavyweight boxing champion?
Wladimir Klitschko
34.What is the nickname of the national basketball team of New Zealand?
Tall Blacks
35.What team event have you won if you are awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy?
Super Bowl (NFL - American Football)
36.In which sport is the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy awarded?
Basketball (NBA Finals)
37.What landlocked European country, often excelling in fencing and water polo, has won more Olympic medals than any other nation that has never hosted the Games?
38.In what sport are competitors forbidden to play left handed?
39.How many hurdles are there in the men's 110 metres hurdles event?
40.The Cresta Run is a natural ice racing track in eastern Switzerland and one of the few in the world dedicated entirely to what winter sliding sport?
41.How old was Tiger Woods when he won his first major, the 1997 Masters Tournament?
21 (21 years, 3 months, 14 days)
42.For what Formula One team did Lewis Hamilton compete from 2007 to 2012?
43.In what sport do women compete for the Curtis Cup?
44.How many players are there in a handball team?
45.Viswanathan Anand from India is the current World Champion of what?
46.The oldest active trophy in international sport, in which sport is the America's Cup contested?
47.What traditional Japanese martial art uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu)?
Kendo (剣道 kendō, lit. "sword way")
48.Drafted in London in 1865 and published in 1867, what name is given to the code of generally accepted rules in the sport of boxing?
Queensberry (Marquess of Queensberry Rules)
49.From what team did the Yankees buy Babe Ruth in 1920, prompting the "Curse of the Bambino", a period in which they didn't win another World Series until 2004?
Boston Red Sox
50.The Spanish term El Clásico is used to describe any match between which two football clubs?
Real Madrid and Barcelona

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