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Published on March 11, 2014

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Sports Quiz @ BITS Hyderabad
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Pearl Sports Quiz SudharsanVeeravalli

Thanks ▪ L Madhavkrishnan ▪ Ojas BN ▪ Major Chandrakant Nair

Finals ▪ Dry (Bounce Pounce) ▪ Written 1 ▪ Written 2 ▪ Dry ( Bounce Pounce)

Dry 1 ▪ 16 questions on the Pounce ▪ +10/0 for direct/pass ▪ +10/-5 on the pounce

Q1 The story goes that whenWalker Smith Jr. was 15 years old he tried to enter his first tournament but was told that he needed to obtain an Association ofAmerican Universities membership card. Since one needed to be 18 to get the card, he borrowed his friend X's birth certificate. He prefixed the wordY to X after a lady in the audience compared him to something.YX is how we all know him. Who ?

And the answer is

“Sugar” Ray Robinson

Q2 The ____ was an annual endurance contest held in Finland from 1999 to 2010. Some rules of the contest were: ▪ Ordinary swimsuits must be used. Pant legs in men's swimsuits may be up to 20 centimeters long, and women's shoulder straps may be up to 5 centimeters wide. ▪ Hair that reaches the shoulders must be tied into a ponytail. ▪ Touching the skin and brushing is prohibited. ▪ Competitors must not disturb each other. ▪ Competitor must sit erect, their butts and thighs on the bench. ▪ Competitors must wash themselves beforehand, and remove any creams and lotions. What contest is this ?

And the answer is

World Sauna Championship

Q3 Sometime in 2006 Mark Pettini reached his hundred for Essex against Leicestershire in the last match of the season in 24 minutes, of 27 balls. That put him level with Glen Chapple as the scorer of the equal-fastest hundred by balls faced, but Chapple's ton for Lancashire against Glamorgan at OldTrafford in 1993 took only 21 minutes. Murray Goodwin's century for Sussex against Middlesex at Southgate in July 2006 took only 25 minutes, but 32 balls. All these innings, however, are relegated to footnotes in the first-class records. Why so ?

And the answer is

“Joke Bowling” ▪ non-regular bowlers sending down full-tosses and long-hops to give away cheap runs to set up a declaration so that there could be a result in the match

Q4 This scenario, seen often in chess endgames, takes its name from the German word meaning “compulsion to move”.When a player is “in _______” any possible move will worsen his position. World champion Emanuel Lasker is credited with using the term for the first time (in English) in a 1905 issue of Lasker’s Chess Magazine. What term ?

And the answer is

Zugzwang [‘tsu:ktsvan]

Q5 Since the beginning of the modern Olympics in 1896, this has happened only three times. ▪ Mexico City 1968, ▪ London 2012 ▪ and ▪ Sochi 2014. What ?

And the answer is

Olympic logo lacking distinct drawn elements ▪ Mexico City and London, however, used lettering that resembled artwork.

Q6 The 1972 Ashes test match at Headingley, dubbed the “_______ Test” because the pitch had been infected by a fungus following a freak storm a few days earlier leaving it damp, entirely grassless and mottled. Richard L Duble, Turfgrass Specialist atTexas Cooperative Extension, mentioned that ____Blight is a disease caused by the fungi ___ roseum and ___ tricinctum. The disease usually affects cool-weather grasses but ends up ruining the occasional warm-weather grasses too. If the infection spreads and the disease progresses, the grass dies as the crown and its root tissues are ruined. FITB

And the answer is

Fusarium Test

Q7 The two sets of players are connected in some way. Tell me how and also what the second set is called. Images on subsequent slides.

Set 1

Set 2

And the answer is

Musketeers 1st set:The Four Musketeers 2nd set:The New Musketeers

Q8 On the right is the limited edition hockey sticks that were released by Adidas in recognition of this drag flick specialist who was the top scorer in the 2010 Hockey World Cup in New Delhi and also a silver medalist at the Athens Olympics. He was to play for the Delhi Waveriders in the 2013 edition of the Hockey India League but had to pull out at the last minute due to injury. Who ?

And the answer is

Taeke Taekema

Audience __________ Summary: Kick Off Cross Cross Cross Concede Cross Cross Cross Cross Goal Goal Cross Cross Cross Cross Concede FullTime

And the answer is

Manchester United vs Fulham EPL match

Q9 OJ Mayo andVince Carter were the originators of the idea sometime during the 2013 season in an effort to revive their season. Dahntay Jones, Chris Kaman and Jae Crowder soon agreed to be part of it. Dirk Nowitzki is suspected of a violation while it was difficult to tell whether rookie Crowder actually violated it. What was this idea that is not uncommon is other sports as well ?

And the answer is

The Dallas Mavericks’ players decided not to shave until the team reaches .500

Q10 ▪ 17 arrests ▪ 1 successful battle with throat cancer ▪ 5 suspensions ▪ 2 suicide attempts ▪ 15 bans from snooker’s governing body ▪ 1 enduring feud with DennisTaylor ▪ 2 world snooker championships in 1972 and 1982 The CV of which professional snooker player ?

And the answer is

Alex Higgins

Q11 In the next slide you will see the winners of the 2011 edition of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championship,held in Netherlands, with their trophies. Why do the trophies look the way they do ?

And the answer is

UNICEF The tournament was (starting 2014 it will be theTopshelf Open) sponsored by UNICEF and hence the trophies incorporated children’s drawings.

Q12 According to the International Olympic Committee and the media, this country withdrew its bid to contest the 2014Winter Olympics due to severe earthquake near the proposed venue city just before the official announcement. However, they are in the bidding race for the 2026 Winter Olympics which if they win would result in a major 'first' in the Winter Olympic history. Name the venue and the significance.

And the answer is

Christchurch, New Zealand ▪ FirstWinter Olympics in the southern hemisphere

Q13 The club was founded on 7 September 1893 as ____Cricket & Athletic Club. In its earliest years, it principally competed in athletics and cricket. Association football was secondly practised. Since the club was set up to represent England abroad, the original shirts worn by the organisation were white, the same colour as the England national team shirt. At first Italians were not permitted to join as it was a British sporting club abroad. ___’s activities took place in the north-west of the city in the Campasso area, at the Piazza d'Armi. On 10 April 1897, the footballing section of the club, already existing from 1893, became predominant thanks to James Richardson Spensley.It was among the oldest in Italian football at the time, the only other founded clubs were four inTurin. Which club?

And the answer is

Genoa Cricket and Football Club

Q14 <video removed> < Commentator in another sport> Identify the speaker.

And the answer is

Murray Walker

Q15 X is a pressure group, established in 2005. The proposal has the backing of the ruling political party in the parliament, and was raised by the nation’s First Minister, again in 2011. Exceptions to this very fundamental rule which was amended in 1995 include Puerto Rico, Hong Kong and Palestine. For X’s efforts to achieve fruition, it requires three more national sporting Federations apart from those for Football and Rugby to be recognised. What is X? And what is that very fundamental rule?

And the answer is

Campaign for a Scottish Olympic Team (C- ScOT) Section 31.1 of the Olympic Charter states that to be considered a country a nation must be "an independent State recognised by the international community". The Olympic Charter also requires there to be at least five national sporting federations, recognised by the international federations of an Olympic sport

Q16 X became a professional tennis player at age 17 by entering theTennis Club of Milan in 1955. In 1960 he won the title of the Italian Champion over Nicola Pietrangeli. He also competed in the Davis Cup, counting five victories in singles and one in doubles in a total of fifteen matches. X founded Sandys S.P.A.(later renamed after X), a sportswear company and started designing sportswear for sports such as ski, fitness,tennis, golf and sailing, as well as leisure wear. Its sponsorship list includes athletes like Jimmy Connors,Martina Navratilova, David Nalbandian and SachinTendulkar,and Ian Bell. However, their biggest deal till date has was signed on November 2009. Name the brand and the athlete who signed the deal.

And the answer is

Sergio Tacchini & Novak Djokovic

Written 1 ▪ 8-bit football ▪ Explain the context/situation/player – specified in question ▪ 5 questions – +5 per question ▪ +10 on getting all correct ▪ <time frames were orally given during the quiz>

Q1 The player on the right? Context ?

Q2 The player? Context?

Q3 Player?What is he doing ?

Q4 Context and player involved.

Q5 Player ?

Exchange Sheets

Q1 The player on the right?Context ?

Artur Boruc tries to be cheeky English Premier League, Arsenal vs Southampton. The Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc tried to show some skills instead of clear the ball. Olivier Giroud took advantage of the situation, stole the ball and scored forArsenal.

Q2 The player?Context?

Nicklas Bendtner flashes branded underpants Nicklas Bendtner celebrates his goal in the match between Denmark and Portugal, for the Euro 2012. The striker was fined in £80,000 for flashing the Paddy Power- branded waistband of his underpants.

Q3 Player?What is he doing ?

Blanco/Cuauhtemina Blanco’s hop (a.k.a Cuauhtemiña) dribble against South Korea in the World Cup 1998.

Q4 Context and player involved.

Stefan Kießling’s ghost goal Bundesliga, match between Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim. After a corner and Stefan Kießling’s header, the ball finds its way through the side nets and enters the goal.

Q5 Player ?

Mirko Vucinic Some players take off their shirt when celebrating a goal, but MirkoVucinic (Juventus), after scoring a penalty goal against Pescara, decided to take his pants off.

Audience. Who?

Joachim Loew picks his nose

Written 2 ▪ SportingVenues ▪ 5 questions - +5 for each correct ▪ +10 for getting all of them

Q1 Due to the 2004 Republican National Convention, the NewYork Liberty were kicked out of their home at Madison Square Garden and forced to play at Radio City _____ Hall on July 24, 2004.The architecture of the venue only restricted something that is usually a norm in normal basketball matches.

Q2 The 2013 PresidentsCup Matches were held October 3–6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb north ofColumbus. The selection of Muirfield as the 2013 tournament site was taken as a tribute to golfing great ___ , who designed the course. ___ has said that his involvement as tournament host for the 2013 Presidents Cup "probably will be my last involvement in anything significant in the game of golf". Which golfing great? And what very unique distinction does Muirfield get to hold after hosting the Presidents Cup in 2013?

Q3 Stadium Australia, known for sponsorship reasons as ANZ Stadium, serves as a multi-purpose stadium. It is an approved ground for international cricket and has also been listed as a stadium in the 2015 CricketWorld Cup. It also serves as the home ground for the Big Bash team. What was the original purpose of the stadium ?

Q4 On the next slide you will see photos of theTournament of Champions, a squash event that has been taking place at a certain venue starting 1995. Identify the venue

Q5 ▪ This is a multipurpose stadium which opened in 2001 and mainly serves as the home ground of a football team. It has previously played host to the 2004 UEFA Champions League final, 2007 Speedway Grand Prix, the opening game of the 2010 IIHFWorld HockeyChampionship between Germany and United States and also a few FIFA World Cup games. It has both a retractable roof and a slide out pitch which makes this possible. It has also been host to concerts, including the Rock im Port festival in 2012. ▪ Which stadium and which football team plays there ?

Exchange sheets

Q1 Due to the 2004 Republican National Convention, the NewYork Liberty were kicked out of their home at Madison Square Garden and forced to play at Radio City _____ Hall on July 24, 2004.The architecture of the venue only restricted something that is usually a norm in normal basketball matches.

Only allowed fans to view the action from one side of the court.

Q2 The 2013 PresidentsCup Matches were held October 3–6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb north ofColumbus. The selection of Muirfield as the 2013 tournament site was taken as a tribute to golfing great ___ , who designed the course. ___ has said that his involvement as tournament host for the 2013 Presidents Cup "probably will be my last involvement in anything significant in the game of golf". Which golfing great? And what very unique distinction does Muirfield get to hold after hosting the Presidents Cup in 2013?

Jack Nicklaus The course is the only one in the world to host a ▪ Ryder Cup (1987), ▪ Solheim Cup (1998) and, ▪ a President’s Cup (2013).

Q3 Stadium Australia, known for sponsorship reasons as ANZ Stadium, serves as a multi-purpose stadium. It is an approved ground for international cricket and has also been listed as a stadium in the 2015 CricketWorld Cup. It also serves as the home ground for the Big Bash team SydneyThunder. What was the original purpose of the stadium ?

Its original purpose was to serve as the Olympic Stadium for the 2000 Sydney Olympics

Q4 On the next slide you will see photos of theTournament of Champions, a squash event that has been taking place at a certain venue starting 1995. Identify the venue

Vanderbilt Hall,NYC Grand Central Terminal

Q5 ▪ This is a multipurpose stadium which opened in 2001 and mainly serves as the home ground of a football team. It has previously played host to the 2004 UEFA Champions League final, 2007 Speedway Grand Prix, the opening game of the 2010 IIHFWorld HockeyChampionship between Germany and United States and also a few FIFA World Cup games. It has both a retractable roof and a slide out pitch which makes this possible. It has also been host to concerts, including the Rock im Port festival in 2012. ▪ Which stadium and which football team plays there ?

Veltins- Arena home of Schalke 04

Dry 2 ▪ 15 questions on the Pounce ▪ +10/0 for direct/pass ▪ +10/-5 on the pounce

Q1 (2) We all know about the Zoe Goss dismissal of Brian Lara in the 1994 Bradman XI vsWorld XI match in Sydney (pic next slide). Apart from Lara, she also dismissed another player X who was one of theWisden Cricketers of theYear in 1989 and has also worked as an assistant coach of his national team. Incidentally X was also instrumental in Goss’ dismissal off the bowling ofY.

And the answer is

X- Jeff Dujon Y- Brian Lara

Q2 (2) The Goddess and the AmericanGirl is a dual biography of two famous female tennis players; one a French great idolized as The Goddess and the other a US prodigy.They were responsible for revolutionizing tennis and in the process virtually invented the concept of celebrity athlete. < images follow>

And the answer is

Suzanne Lenglen and Helen Wills

Q3 (2) A member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams he is reputed as the best center forward in the history of the game. He holds the record for the most goal scored by an individual in an Olympic Mens Hockey final scoring 5 in the finals of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He was also one of the 16 iconic Olympians chosen to be honoured as part of the Olympic Museum Exhibition during the 2012 London Olympics. Who?

And the answer is

Balbir Singh Sr.

Q4 (2) This is the prototype of a device named AdapTap that was developed by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers in order to help with a particular job that has been done by humans called “tappers”.Their strategic placement, flexibility and soft, tactile ends are intended to painlessly do their job. What’s the job ?

And the answer is

To guide blind swimmers near the end of the lap

Q5 (2) This is artist Greg Speirs talking about the origin of one of his creations: “......The 1992 Lithuanian BasketballTeam represents what happens in freedom…people excel.The struggle of the Lithuanian team struck a chord with me so I decided to come up with an image which I believed represented them. I came up with the _________ because it symbolized the team, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes and coming up from nothing, and rising up to overcome the obstacles, which are represented by the hands blocking the shot in the image. The image is one of breaking out of oppression symbolized by the <something> finally <doing something>.This was my interpretation in 1992 and the real meaning of the image. It’s not a <something> at all, but this <something> represents rebirth and a new life…… “ What is this creation that is a historic piece in Lithuanian basketball culture ?

And the answer is

Slam Dunking Skeleton

Q6 (2) He played club cricket as an opening batsman for five years in the '90s before finger injuries started to endanger his burgeoning career gigging in various bands around Melbourne. Now he teaches guitar. By any measurement, he's one of the unsung heroes of the game. His partiality towardsTest and ODI is as much a philosophical one as to do with practicalities. He says the newest format is "mildly entertaining when it's on but there's obviously a different vibe about it… I certainly don't dislike it to any great extent but it's clearly an inferior type of cricket." His early interest in cricket was kindled by the sight ofAustralia's mid-'80s one-day international clashes againstWest Indies. Who be this ?

And the answer is

Rob Moody All thoseYoutube videos that you saw.

Q7 (2) Nick Newlife staked a bet of £1,520 on _______ at odds of 66/1 back in 2003. The punter, from Oxford, died in February 2009 at the age of 59, denying him the chance of seeing his long-range wager come to fruition. But bachelor Mr Newlife made arrangements in the event of his death by stating in his will that any proceeds from the outstanding bet should go to Oxfam. The charity Oxfam thus earned 101,840 pounds ($158,000) from a bet it didn’t even make. What did/does the bet state?

And the answer is

The bet states that Federer must win a seventh title by 2019.

Q8 (3) The first Russian Open Games featured more than 200 athletes from more than 10 countries competing in Moscow from Feb. 26 through March 3 (this year) wisely filling the attention gap between theWinter Olympics and the start of Paralympics .The Games will feature 8 competitions, in badminton, basketball, futsal, skiing, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. There were also demonstrations of sports that are not included in the competitions (martial arts, arm wrestling, different styles of dance, figure skating, and others). However, it faced a minor hiccup on the first day when certain group of activists hurled smoke bombs at the venue disrupting the proceedings in the first day. What was special about the games that invited the attention?

And the answer is

Audience For the 2014 games in Sochi, 100,000 free Xs were provided by the IOC for the 6,000 athletes in attendance (a rough average of about 16 Xs per athlete); for the 2012 games in London, 150,000. Despite seemingly large numbers, several instances have occurred where smaller orders have resulted in shortages. Sydney famously only provided 70,000 Xs but ran out, discovering the need to order 20,000 more. What could X be? And where exactly would the Xs be used/provided?

And the answer is

Condoms ▪ OlympicsVillage

Q9 (2) David Haroldsen says the placement "authentically tells the story of who we are rather than just being another brand that is visible with all the others that exist.We believed we would have more value with the symbolic placement with occasional pop-up moments within the game." What is this all about?

And the answer is

Intel Logo on the inside of the Barca jersey

Q10 (2) ▪ This was on 23rd October, 2011.Why was Billy Bowden over-over enthusiastic in signaling the boundary? ▪ <video removed>

And the answer is

The All Blacks team had finally won the World Cup after an agonizing wait of 24 years. Defeated France 8-7 in the final.

Q11 (2) This is the list of winners of a certain event. As you can see the event was not held in 2008. What is this a list of and why was the event not held in 2008 ?

And the answer is

Dakar Rally ▪ The 2008 edition was cancelled after terror threats from anAl-Qaeda affiliate organisation.

Q12 (2) The Old Firm is the collective name for the Glasgow clubs Rangers and Celtic. Which other derby in the Northern Hemisphere is culturally similar to the Old Firm? Funda? (5+5)

And the answer is

The Kolkata Derby A majority of the Mohun Bagan supporters represent the ‘nativist’ population (similar to Rangers FC) and a majority of the East Bengal fans represent the ‘immigrant’ population (similar to Celtic FC)

Q13 (2) The X-Y Marathon is an annual marathon race held in May along and on the ____ Pass. Since it first inception in 1999, the race has grown to several hundred participants. Aside from the main marathon, a half marathon, 10 km and 5 km runs were also held up until 2012. 2013 marked the debut of a 8.5km "fun run", replacing the 5 and 10 km distances.The course is much tougher than traditional marathons with participants challenged by 5,164 stone steps and many steep ascents and descents. Which Marathon?

And the answer is

The Great Wall Marathon

Q14 (2) Barcelona -> Cannes -> Milan Bordeaux -> Lyon -> Zurich -> Munich Vishwanathan Anand also had to do something similar. What is this ?

And the answer is

Bus journeys taken by FC Barcelona and FC Lyon to play their CL ties after the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland (2010)

Q15 (2) Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson is a retired American baseball outfielder who played in the Major League Baseball from 1973 to 2003. He is widely regarded as the sport’s greatest leadoff hitter and baserunner. He also holds the major league for career stolen bases, runs scored, unintentional walks and lead off home runs for which he has been nicknamed the “ _________”. FITB.

And the answer is

Man of Steal

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