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Sports Trivia: Tuesday 19th January 2021

#1. In 1984 Los Angeles hosted the Summer Games, which city hosted the Winter Games that year?

The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Sarajevo ’84, was a winter multi-sport event held between 8 and 19 February 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo  is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina

#2. At which sporting event would you find the only digital Rolex watch in the world?

Wimbledon has taken place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London since 1877. Although Rolex joined the event just about 100 years after the first tournament, they’ve since become synonymous with the games. Now, it’s hard to picture the iconic Center Court grass without the Rolex reference clock that times the matches.

#3. Also called sallow and osier, the wood of which type of tree is used to make cricket bats?

The bat is traditionally made from willow wood, specifically from a variety of white willow called cricket bat willow, treated with raw (unboiled) linseed oil, which has a protective function. This variety of willow is used as it is very tough and shock-resistant, not being significantly dented nor splintering on the impact of a cricket ball at high speed, while also being light in weight. The face of the bat is often covered with a protective film by the user.

#4. Who was the only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship?

Philip Toll Hill Jr. (April 20, 1927 – August 28, 2008) was an American automobile racer and the only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship (Mario Andretti, an Italian American driver, won the World Drivers’ Championship in 1978, but was not born in the United States). He also scored three wins at each of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races.

#5. When Maradona performed his 'Hand of God' trick, which goalkeeper did he beat?

“The hand of God” was a phrase used by the Argentine footballer Diego Maradona to describe a goal that he scored during the Argentina v England quarter finals match of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The goal took place on 22 June 1986, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Under association football rules, Maradona should have received a yellow card for using his hand and the goal disallowed. However, as the referees did not have a clear view of the play and video assistant referee technology did not yet exist, the goal stood and Argentina led 1–0. The game ended with a 2–1 win for the Argentines, thanks to a second goal scored by Maradona, known as the “Goal of the Century”. After the match, Diego Maradona stated that the goal was scored “a little with his head, and a little with the hand of God”.

#6. The second boxer to beat Muhammad Ali, who assumed his heavyweight title in 1978?

Spinks, the 10-1 underdog, defeated Ali, making him the newest heavyweight champion. With only seven professional bouts on his résumé, Spinks became the only the second man to defeat Ali in a title match.

#7. In 1955, one of the worst accidents in motor racing history, when 82 spectators were killed?

On 11 June 1955, a major crash occurred during the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race at Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Large pieces of debris flew into the crowd, killing 83 spectators and French driver Pierre Bouillin (who raced under the name Pierre Levegh) and injuring nearly 180 more.

#8. In bowling what is the term for knocking down all ten pins with 2 consecutive balls?

If the bowler is able to knock down all 10 pins with the two balls of a frame, it is known as a spare. Bonus points are awarded for both of these, depending on what is scored in the next 2 balls (for a strike) or 1 ball (for a spare).

#9. What name is given to three under par on a hole of golf?

Albatross: This term means three under par, but the “double eagle” synonym is simply a continuation of the aviary theme of good scores. The albatross is rare, as is a three under par.

#10. The gold medal in the Worlds Strongest Man competition has been won the most times by which country?

USA has win the competition for a total of 29 times followed by Iceland at 21 time and UK at 16 times

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