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Paul Hamm - Bruno Grandi, President of the FIG stated that Yang Tae Young was the In 2004, he became the first-ever American to win the men's all-around title in gymnastics ... thanks to a judging error. Who is he?

       a. Paul Toast
       b. Paul Hamm
       c. Paul Bacon
       d. Paul Egge

Bob Beamon - His world record long jump at the Mexico Olympics in 1968 remained the world record for 22 years, 316 days.Who was so surprised by his legendary 1968 long jump that he suffered a cataplectic seizure?

       a. Emil Zatopek
       b. Bob Beamon
       c. Hicham El Guerrouj
       d. Abebe Bakila

Golf - Golf is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area.According to Mark Twain, what game is "a good walk spoiled"?

       a. Big-game hunting
       b. Jogging
       c. Golf
       d. Billiards

University of California - University of California researchers and faculty are responsible for 5,505 inventions and 2,497 patents.The Irvine campus cheers on the Anteaters and the Santa Cruz campus cheers on the Banana Slugs. Both are campuses in what university?

       a. University of Texas
       b. University of California
       c. University of Florida
       d. University of Arizona

Deion Sanders - In the NFL, Sanders played mostly at cornerback, but also occasionally as a running back, wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner.Who is the only man to have played in both a Super Bowl and a World Series?

       a. Bo Jackson
       b. Deion Sanders
       c. Jim Thorpe
       d. Babe Didrikson

Ted Williams - Although his will stated he was to be cremated, his family chose to have his remains frozen cryonically.After he died in 2002, what baseball legend was placed in cryonic suspension, leading to speculation that he was going to be cloned?

       a. Mickey Mantle
       b. Hank Aaron
       c. Ted Williams
       d. Joe DiMaggio

Pete Rose - On April 20, 1990, Rose pleaded guilty to two charges of filing false income tax returns not showing income he received from selling autographs and memorabilia.As of 2004, who is the only baseball player to have played at least 500 games in each of five different positions?

       a. Hank Aaron
       b. Cal Ripken, Jr
       c. Pete Rose
       d. Carl Yastrzemski

American Indian Movement - AIM was founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by urban Native Americans.When the Cleveland Indians played the Atlanta Braves in the 1995 World Series, who organized pickets in protest?

       a. American Indian Movement
       b. Gay and Lesbian Alliance
       c. National Organization for Women
       d. Christian Coalition

Cardinals - It was concluded that Pat Tillman's death was due to friendly fire aggravated by the intensity of a firefight.Pat Tillman died with the US Army 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan, even though he'd been offered a $3.6 million contract to play football for what team?

       a. Panthers
       b. Seahawks
       c. Cardinals
       d. Chiefs

Joe Montana - The 49ers retired the number 16, the jersey number Montana wore while with the team.Actually, this NFL Hall of Famer was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, on June 11, 1956, rather than in Helena or Butte. Who is he?

       a. Johnny Unitas
       b. John Elway
       c. Joe Montana
       d. Sammy Baugh

Rafael Palmeiro - He won the Gold Glove three times and was named to the MLB All-Star Team four times.As of 2006, who has played the most regular season games without playing a single World Series game?

       a. Rafael Palmeiro
       b. Andre Dawson
       c. Cal Ripken
       d. Ernie Banks

He was the only pitcher in either league to do so - Generally regarded as a great pitcher, Tony also was a dangerous power hitter.In 1966, Tony Cloninger of the Braves became the first National Leaguer to hit two grand slams in one game. What else was noteworthy about this?

       a. It was his only pro game
       b. He was the only pitcher in either league to do so
       c. He was the only Australian-born Major Leaguer
       d. He was the first player caught using steroids

Canadiens - The Boston Bruins have won six Stanley Cup championships, the fifth most of all-time.The Bruins lost 18 straight playoff series from 1946 to 1987 to what team?

       a. Rangers
       b. Maple Leafs
       c. Canadiens
       d. Penguins

Pierre de Coubertin - Pierre is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games.From 1912 to 1948, there were Olympic medals for the arts. Under the pseudonym "Georges Hohrod and Martin Eschbach", who won the first gold medal in literature?

       a. Victor Hugo
       b. Pierre de Coubertin
       c. Georges Clemenceau
       d. Marie Curie

Golf - George's early sporting career was in cricket. He did not start playing golf until he was 38 years old.Until 2016, the last time this sport had been part of the Olympics was in 1904, when it was won by Canada's George Lyon. What is this sport?

       a. Golf
       b. Chariot racing
       c. Dueling pistols
       d. Croquet

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