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Friday, May 23, 2008

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Sport and Players. Answers here.

1. In 2000, which golfer became the youngest player to win the Grand Slam of all four major competitions and, in 2001, the only player to hold all four titles at once?
2. Which German tennis-player was the Wimbledon singles champion in 1985, 1986 and 1989, and was the youngest male to win at Wimbledon?
3. Which sport is described here: "The recreation and competitive sport of riding on a board about 70 cm long to which two pairs of roller-skate wheels are attached"?
4. In 2003, which city was the European Capital of Sport: Glasgow, Munich or Barcelona?
5. What shape is the ball in American football?
6. In which sport could you find an extra cover and a mid-off?
7. In which sport is there a style called "catch-as-catch-can"?
8. The publication "Contemporary Youth Culture" says that, next to inline skating and skateboarding, this sport is the third most popular participation sport. Is it football, jogging or paintball?
9. For which sport was Sonja Henie (1912-1969) famous?
10. In which sport did the Russian Vasily Alekseyev set 80 world records between 1970 and 1977, more than any other athlete in any other sport?

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