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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)
Usain Bolt (Jamaica, track and field)
Carl Lewis (USA, track and field)
Alexander Dityatin (USSR, gymnastics)

Question 2:


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

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)
Miguel Indurain (Spain)
Bernard Hinault (France)
Eddy Merckx (Belgium)

Question 4:


Who won the most Formula 1 Championships in the period 1985-2008?
Lewis Hamilton (UK)
Ayrton Senna (Brazil)
Fernando Alonso (Spain)
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?
Germany, soccer - men
South Korea, soccer- women
USA, basketball - men
Brazil, volleyball - men

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

 


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