Saturday, August 01, 2009

Saturday Urghhhh

Just questions. Not in the mood. For. Werds. Wurds. Woooo...

Sport & Games
1. A Super-G silver medallist at the Nagano Olympics , which Swiss skier became the oldest ever alpine skiing world champion at the age of 34 after winning at Val d’Isere in February 2009?
2. Winner of the 2005 Spiel des Jahres, which German-style board game was designed by Thomas Liesching and is played on a hinged board designed to sit atop the game box and represent an eponymous geographical feature as a flap hanging over the box edge?
3. Held annually since 1949, the Jukola Relay is a race in which sport?
4. Which golfer (b.1934) is best known for becoming the first African-American to play in the Masters in 1975 and the first to qualify to play in the Ryder Cup four years later?
5. Which USSR speed skater won all four women’s events at the 1964 Winter Olympics?
6. The American athlete “Mac” Wilkins won gold in which field event at the 1976 Olympics?
7. Famously performed by two schools known as the Ogasawara and the Takeda, what type of Japanese archery is performed while riding a horse?
8. Which Cochabamba-based Bolivian football team and 2008 First Division champions clashed with riot police during a November 2008 game with local rivals Wilstermann that saw their goalkeeper Silvio Dulcich use a corner flag as a weapon?
9. Which 6ft-tall Denver Nuggets guard (b.1975) was traded to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb in November 2008; and has a (at the time of writing) career game scoring average of 27.7 points, making him third all-time behind Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain?
10. Invented during the 1960s at Texas Southmost College by Werner Steinbach, which sport is very similar to badminton, but uses wooden paddles instead of cord rackets to hit the birdie?








Sport & Games Answers
1. Didier Cuche. He mastered a treacherous course on the Bellevarde mountain and surpassed Austria’s Stephen Eberharter who was 33 when he won the same event at St. Moritz in 2003.
2. Niagara. Published by Zoch zum Spielen and Rio Grande Games, the river is represented using clear plastic discs in a grooved surface, while players collect gems along it.
3. Orienteering. Taking place on the 3rd Saturday of June in different sites around Finland, it gets its name from the first important novel written in Finnish, Seven Brothers / Seitsemän veljestä (1870), the first and only novel by Aleksis Kivi. The women’s race is called the Venla Relay.
4. Lee Elder. At the 1968 Monsanto Open in Pensacola, the same tournament he claimed the first of four PGA Tour wins, he and other black players were forced to change in the car park.
5. Lidiya Skoblikova (b.1939). She is the most successful Olympic speed skater of all time in terms of gold medals (6), having won the 1500m and 3000m at Squaw Valley four years before.
6. Discus. He also won silver at Los Angeles after missing out in 1980 due to the US boycott.
7. Yabusame. The mounted archer shoots a special “turnip-headed” arrow at a wooden target. Nowadays, it is peformed at Kamakura’s most important shrine, the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū.
8. Club Aurora
9. Allen Ezail Iverson. The first pick in the 1996 NBA Draft for the Philadelphia 76ers, he was the 2000-01 NBA MVP.
10. Pington. The sport lacked a textbook until Kinesiology Department faculty members Jim Lemons and Judy Walton sat down and formalised the rules of the game in print.


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