***1) Often referred to by locals as "The G" it was famously dubbed "The G Spot" by Madonna when she performed at the venue

during her "Girlie Show Tour" in 1993.On the 30th of January 2009, it was named as one of the 7 wonders of the sporting world.

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The MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)

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2) Dietmar Hopp is an entrepreneur. He was one of the founders of SAP AG in 1972 with 4 other former IBM employees. Hopp is also notable as the chief financial backer of the German football club X. When Hopp, who had played in the club's youth setup, acquired control in 1990, they were playing in the eighth level of German football. Today, they are doing rather well in the Bundesliga. Id the team
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***3) X is naturally right-handed, but became a left-handed batsman at a young age so that he could use his brother's equipment. He was dubbed ‘Lord Snooty’ by The Wisden Cricketer, which went on to remark: "At the crease it was sometimes uncertain whether his partner was a batsman or a bat-man being dispatched to take his discarded sweater to the pavilion or carry his kit bag. But mutiny was afoot among the lower orders. In one match X, after reaching his fifty, raised his bat to the home balcony, only to find it deserted." Identify X.
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Sourav Ganguly
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4) Though a decent enough goalkeeper in his day having won 8 caps for Scotland in the 70’s, ______ is best known today for giving his name to the writer ______ , a veterinary surgeon from Yorkshire whose real name was Alfred Wight. Wight needed a pen-name to comply with professional rules banning medical practitioners and vets from advertising and chose ______’s name after seeing him play exceptionally well for Birmingham City in a televised match against Manchester United. His books were adapted into two films and a long running BBC television program called All Creatures Great and Small.

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JAMES HERRIOT

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5) In 1936 a German newspaper carried a banner headline: “The Olympic complex now has a magic show too” Whom were they referring to?

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Dhyan Chand ‘The Magician’

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***6) 1992 Olympics - The Dream Team 1994 World Championships - Dream Team II 1996 Olympics - Dream Team III 1998 World Championships - The Dirty Dozen 2008 Olympics - ?
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The Redeem Team

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7) This particular player had an exceptional test record for his country, but a rather lackluster one in ODIs. Numerologists blamed it on his sporting a number on his one day shirt. Due to continuous pressure from his family and friends, he now sports a blank one day shirt with no number on it. And his fortunes in the shorter version have indeed turned around since. Under the Peepal Tree 2009 Who? Game Theory-Sport Quiz Prelims

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Virender

8) He started out as a player for the Dynamo ice hockey team during his early years and managed to win a USSR ice hockey cup in 1953 alongwith being third in the USSR hockey championship. However his claim to fame lies in the world of football where he won acclaim playing in the same position. Id please
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Lev Yashin – ‘The Black Spider’

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***9) Kenny Dalglish was well known for his eye for talent when he was a manager. After having won the premier league title with Blackburn Rovers in the 1994-95 season he was looking to strengthen his squad and wanted to bring in two players from the Ligue1 club currently managed by Laurent Blanc. One was Christophe Dugarry, an established French international striker and the other a relative unknown who had, after opting to play for France over the country of his parents just scored two goals on debut. The deal was at a fairly advanced stage when Blackburn’s owner Jack Walker pulled the plug on it and noted intelligently, “Why do we need _____ when we have Tim Sherwood ?”..
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Zinedine Zidane

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10) What was special about the game played between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets on October 11, 2008 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden?
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Only NBA game to be played outdoors

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11) The Wall Street Journal revoked it’s sponsorship of the Dubai Tennis Championships 2009 explaining that, "The Wall Street Journal's editorial philosophy is free markets and free people, and this action runs counter to the Journal's editorial direction." The tennis channel decided not to televise the event and the WTA said it would review all future tournaments in Dubai. Defending men’s champion Andy Roddick pulled out of the event saying, “I really didn't agree with what went on over there“. Why all the fuss ?
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Israeli Player Shahar Peer was denied a visa by the UAE

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***12) Country wise representation in which body in Cricket ?

COUNTRY Australia Pakistan West Indies England New Zealand Sri Lanka South Africa

No of Representatives 3 2 2 1 1 1 1

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Elite Panel of ICC Umpires

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13) The 240-member House of Representatives of the Philippines, on August 7, 2008, issued a Resolution, which recognized _______ as “a people’s champ” - “for his achievements and in appreciation of the honor and inspiration he has been bringing ... to the Filipino people.” He became his country’s flag bearer at the 2008 Olympics by special request of the president. Who ?
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Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao

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14) The following is an excerpt from a biography of X called ‘Touch play’ :

“Frost, whom he had beaten in the semis, sounded confident about his friend’s chances. The Dane had a flight to catch the night of the final, but he told X he wouldn’t go, he’d be sitting in the first row and cheering for him. “This is your big chance,” he said. X was touched.”

Id X.
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15) When this bowler grabbed 18 wickets in two Test matches in 2004, there was an explosion in demand for mugs bearing the inscription: “X, King of Spain". Warwickshire commissioned the mugs to commemorate their new favorite son, they had in fact requested the words: “X, King of ________". Commentator Henry Blofeld though preferred calling him a "Wheelie Bin" because of his trundling run-up. Id X.

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Ashley Giles

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16) In 1902 what was started by Henry Desgrange to promote L'Auto after an idea from a its journalist, Géo Lefèvre? The idea apparently was a huge success boosting the sales of the daily from 25,000 to 65,000.

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17)
The word X is derived from the Gaelic word 'tigh' meaning house. Players used to make X’s from piles of sand. At beginning of the 20th Century, players began trying to create re-usable X’s, using cork, paper or rubber. The earliest known portable X was invented by two Scots in 1889, and was a small rubber slab resting flat on the ground, with three vertical rubber prongs or a hollow rubber tube. What is X ?

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TEE

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18)
2002 U2 2003 Shania Twain, No Doubt, and Sting 2004 Spirit of Houston, ______ ________, ______ _________, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, and Nelly 2005 Paul McCartney 2006 The Rolling Stones 2007 Prince 2008 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
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Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson
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19) A’s father was a spectator at The Democratic Republic of Congo’s greatest sporting event of the 20th century. Ironically, A bears a close resemblance to one of it’s participants B. A’s cousin C is a footballer who was in the news fairly recently for having quit his club under fairly unpleasant circumstances. Apparently, trouble began to brew when his manager D confused his name with a disorder defined medically as “difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep” .
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D is the archetype of the Journeyman manager. The list of teams he has managed previously include the national teams of India and Nepal, both of whom he managed for short spells in the 1980’s. His spell at his current club began rather acrimoniously when he launched a venom filled outburst at journalists during a press conference, in which he reportedly swore 52 times. E caused a storm in February of this year by referring to a sportsperson, allegedly A as a ‘golliwog’. The comment was considered by the BBC as "wholly unacceptable" and E was sacked from BBC's ‘The One Show’.
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A) Jo Wilfrid Tsonga B) Muhammad Ali C) Charles (Insomnia) N’Zogbia D) Joe Kinnear E) Carol Thatcher

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20)

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21)

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***22) Who is missing ?

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Yuki Bhambri
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23) What is being spoken about ?

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Obama on Alex Rodriguez’s admission to using performance enhancing drugs

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24)

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Clint Dempsey

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