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30 05 2011

The X is a jump with a forward take-off. It is named after the Norwegian gentleman Y, who first performed the jump in 1882. An X jump has an extra ½ rotation in the air due to its forward take-off. For a jump with counterclockwise rotation, it has a takeoff from the left forward outside edge and a landing on the right back outside edge; this can be reversed for a clockwise jump. The X can also be done as a double jump with 2½ rotations, or as a triple with 3½ rotations. No one in the sport has yet accomplished a quadruple X in competition. X and Y?

Answer = X-Axel, Y-Axel Paulsen, the Norwegian figure skater who introduced the move in 1882 and is still  a common move in the sport

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30 05 2011

This man is from a small town called Pelotas in Uruguay,won a shirt design competion in the early 1950s.The design won among 301 entries  and the team that used the design is still identified by it. Id the man and his design.

Answer = This man is Aldyr Garcia Schlee, and he designed the Brazilian national football team’s jersey.





443

30 05 2011

The match between the above two clubs is termed as X and is one of the biggest of its kind in the world. Id the clubs and X.

Answer = Clássico dos Milhões ( “Derby of Millions“) is the name of the classic Brazilian derby between Flamengo and Vasco da Gama, both from Rio de Janeiro, considered the greatest classic Brazilian football and one of the biggest in football worldwide. It is named since its beginnings in the 1920s after the two largest fanbases from Rio state and more recently as it imposed itself since the 1970s as arguably the top nationwide Brazilian derby.





442

30 05 2011

ID her and she was exempted from a certain something in the 1976 Montreal Olympics.What was it?

Answer = Princess Anne, who didnt undergo the gender test because of her Royal lineage.





441

23 05 2011

Easy one to start off the week.

Whose statue?

Answer = Carlos Valderamma, the Colombian footballer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





440

21 05 2011

Identify this trophy. Which teams play for it?

Answer = The Seve Trophy,  a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe. It is named after five times major winner Seve Ballesteros (RIP), the most successful golfer ever from Continental Europe who was one of the key instigators of the tournament.

Cracked only by Sandipan Ghosh, who also wins the week with 4 points. Congrats!





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19 05 2011

The sport 1 was named after 2. Give me both

1 =

2 =

Answer = The sport is Bagatelle (1), an indoor table game related to billiards, the object of which is to get a number of balls past pins (which act as obstacles) into holes. In 1777 a party was thrown in honor of the Louis XVI and the Queen at the Château de Bagatelle (2), recently erected at great expense by the king’s brother, the Count of Artois. The highlight of the party was a new table game featuring the slender table and cue sticks, which players used to shoot ivory balls up an inclined playfield. The table game was dubbed “Bagatelle” by the Count and shortly after swept through France.