Pub quiz questions

  1. Who was Ireland's only medal winner at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?
    Sonia O'Sullivan
    Silver for the 5000m

  2. Which future Tory MP broke the world mile record in 1979?
    Sebastian Coe

  3. Which Olympic distance is usually run on the home straight of a 400-metre track with an extension to allow a straight-line race?
    100m

  4. What nationality is Asafa Powell who broke the world 100m record three times in 2005 and 2006?
    Jamaican

  5. What is the sporting connection between Guinness, Mars, ADT and Flora?
    They've all sponsored the London Marathon

  6. What is the nationality of Hicham El Guerrouj, the man who holds the record of running a mile in the fasted time of 3 minutes 43 seconds?
    Moroccan
    Record obtained 7 July 1999, still standing as of April 2012

  7. Which British sub-four-minute miler was also the first man to run 1,500m in under 3m30s?
    Steve Cram

  8. What Olympic event is based on what was once used as a practical means to travel round the fens of England's eastern counties?
    Pole vault

  9. Which athletic event saw the Western Roll and Straddle mostly replaced by the Fosbury Flop
    High jump

  10. Who lit the flame at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?
    Cathy Freeman