Pub quiz questions

  1. Who ran the world's second sub-four-minute mile before becoming Governor of Victoria, Australia?
    John Landy

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

  3. 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

  4. How many upright supports are permitted for an Olympic high jump crossbar?
    Two

  5. What nationality was Peter Snell, the first man to hold two sub-four-minute mile world records?
    New Zealander

  6. Who won the men's 800m and 1500m in the 1964 Olympics?
    Peter Snell

  7. Which Olympic event involves a plant in the box prior to a drop onto the pit?
    Pole vault

  8. What distance is covered by the Olympic sprinter dubbed 'the fastest man in the world?'
    100m

  9. What distance brought Kelly Holmes her second gold medal at the 2004 Olympics?
    1500m

  10. How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win at the Berlin Olympics in 1936?
    Four