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Sport Heroes of Our Times

written by: marcing
 
The quiz contains questions about sport stars of the late 1990s until 2008. The athletes, featured in the quiz, set world records, won multiple gold medals or became legends in their disciplines. Enjoy! Please, note that if you think a sport star is the quarterback of your college team, you will probably not enjoy the quiz.

Question 1:


Who was the first man to win 8 gold medals at a single Olympics?
Alexander Dityatin (USSR, gymnastics)
Michael Phelps (USA, swimming)
Carl Lewis (USA, track and field)
Usain Bolt (Jamaica, track and field)

Question 2:


Which of the following tennis players was the World number one player for the most number of consecutive weeks?
Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Pete Sampras (USA)
Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakia and USA)
Jimmy Connors (USA)

Question 3:


Which cyclist was diagnosed with testicle cancer, but recovered and won the prestigious Tour de France race for a record breaking 7 consecutive years?
Eddy Merckx (Belgium)
Lance Armstrong (USA)
Miguel Indurain (Spain)
Bernard Hinault (France)

Question 4:


Who won the most Formula 1 Championships in the period 1985-2008?
Lewis Hamilton (UK)
Fernando Alonso (Spain)
Ayrton Senna (Brazil)
Michael Schumacher (Germany)

Question 5:


Which team won every competition they could between 2003-2007, including an Olympic Gold, 2 World Championships and 6 World League cups?
USA, basketball - men
Germany, soccer - men
South Korea, soccer- women
Brazil, volleyball - men

Question 6:


Which female pole vaulter was first to clear 5m?
Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia)
Jennifer Stuczynski (USA)
Stacy Dragila (USA)
Svetlana Feofanova (Russia)

Question 7:


Which Ethiopian is widely considered one of the greatest long distance runners in history?
Hicham El Guerrouj
Wilson Boit Kipketer
Paavo Nurmi
Haile Gebrselassie

Question 8:


Which of these drivers won the most World Rally Championships and individual rallies?
Carlos Sainz (Spain)
Colin McRae (UK)
Juha Kankkunen (Finland)
S├ębastien Loeb (France)

Question 9:


Which alpine skier is known as "Herminator"?
Pirmin Zurbriggen (Switzerland)
Alberto Tomba (Italy)
Herman Maier (Austria)
Bode Miller (USA)

Question 10:


Athletes from which country took all gold medals in table tennis in the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004 and 2008?
China
USA
Singapore
Poland

 


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