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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?
Michael Phelps (USA, swimming)
Alexander Dityatin (USSR, gymnastics)
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?
Pete Sampras (USA)
Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakia and USA)
Roger Federer (Switzerland)
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?
Lance Armstrong (USA)
Eddy Merckx (Belgium)
Bernard Hinault (France)
Miguel Indurain (Spain)

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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