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1
From which country does Samba dancing come?  
Brazil
 
2
In which town on the Thames is a Royal regatta held every summer?  
Henley-on-Thames
 
3
What term is given to the activity of researching one’s family tree?  
Genealogy
 
4
In which sport can you score a waza-ari, ippon and yuko?  
Judo
 
5
How many balls are on a snooker table at the start of play?  
22 (15 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 brown, 1 blue, 1 pink , 1 black and the cue ball)
 
6
How long in playing time is a match in rugby league and union?  
80 minutes
 
7
What is the highest score that can be awarded by a figure-skating judge?  
6
 
8
In bowls, what is the target ball called?  
A jack
 
9
Which sport is named after the country seat of the Duke of Beaufort, which is also home to a major event in a different sport?  
Badminton
 
10
In golf, what term is given to completing a hole in two under par?  
An Eagle
 
11
How long in yards is a cricket pitch?  
22 yards
 
12
In which sport do you have to navigate on foot to a series of control points?  
Orienteering
 
13
Which athletics discipline was revolutionised by Dick Fosbury?  
The High Jump (he developed a new jumping style now known as the Fosbury Flop)
 
14
What colour is the innermost zone in an archery target?  
Gold
 
15
Which English rugby league team are called the Warriors?  
Wigan
 
16
In which sport did Tom Daley became Britain’s youngest-ever world champion?  
Diving
 
17
In cycling, for what is BMX short?  
Bicycle motocross
 
18
Walter Frederick Morrison invented the Pluto platter in 1948. How is this toy more commonly known?  
A Frisbee
 
19
In which city does the American football team the 49ers play?  
San Francisco
 
20
In tenpin bowling, what is a Turkey?  
Three strikes in a row
 
21
What term in cricket describes a ball that is aimed to pitch around the batsman’s feet?  
Yorker
 
22
Which British cyclist came fourth at last year’s Tour de France?  
Bradley Wiggins
 
23
Which horse set a new record time in winning the 2010 Derby?  
Workforce
 
24
What number is at the 9 o’clock position on a dartboard?  
11
 
25
In which sport is Ben Ainslie a highly successful Olympian?  
Sailing
 
26
What flavour is a traditional satay sauce?  
Peanut
 
27
What is the difference in paddles between canoeing and kayaking?  
Canoes use a single-bladed paddle, kayaks a double
 
28
What piece of climbing equipment is nicknamed a crab?  
A carabiner
 
29
Under what name was the doll G?I Joe marketed in the UK?  
Action Man
 
30
Who reputedly refused to stop a game of bowls when an enemy fleet was sighted?  
Sir Francis Drake
 

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