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Question 17

September 18, 2009

X was the first player to ever use an aluminium bat. He used it during a 1979 test match against England. The English captain Mike Brearley complained to the umpires that the bat was damaging the ball and they had an animated discussion with X for almost 10 minutes after which X threw the “offending lump of metal fully 40 yards towards the pavilion”, and grudgingly took a wooden bat. Who is X?


Question 10

September 16, 2009

This victory was voted the greatest sporting moment of the 20th century. Popularly known as ‘The Miracle on Ice’ it has inspired numerous movies such as Kurt Russel’s ‘Miracle’ released in 2004 and Karl Malden’s ‘Miracle on Ice’ released in 1981. This match was played at the Olympic centre (now known as Herb Brook’s arena) during the round robin medal round in Lake Placid (New York) during the 1980 winter Olympics. Which match am I talking about?

Question 9

September 16, 2009

X is a term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. However, X usually refers specifically to the winter sport that combines cross country skiing and rifle shooting. Its summer variant combines cross country running with rifle shooting. Its modern variant however combines running with swimming. What is X?

Question 8

September 16, 2009

X is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American Culture. Popularly known as ‘The Bambino’ or the ‘Sultan of Swat’ he was one of the first five players to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1969 he was named Baseball’s greatest ever player in a ballot commemorating the 100th anniversary of professional baseball. Name X.

Question 2

September 15, 2009

X is the oldest continuous Olympic team sport. Seven players from each team (six field players and a goalkeeper) are allowed in the playing area during game play. Visiting team field players wear numbered and usually white caps, and home team field players wear usually dark blue caps. Both goalies wear quartered red caps, numbered “1”. The game consists of various moves known as the front crawl, the scissor kick and egg beater. What sport  am I talking about?