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Posh Spice - The tattoo actually reads 'Vihctoria'. He also has tats of a Hebrew passage from Song of Songs, plus the Latin mottos 'Perfectio in Spiritu' and 'Ut Amem Et Foveam'.Perhaps because it is in India's Devanagari script, which former Spice Girl's name is spelled wrong in the tattoo on David Beckham's left forearm?

High jump - Although you move backwards at the end of a high jump, you start by running forward.It's a trivia chestnut that only three sports are won by moving backwards. Which of these is not one of them?

Houston Astros - Players from the Astros and Pirates brought out tables and shared their clubhouse meals with whatever fans made it through the flooding.Despite being domed, on June 15, 1976, the Astrodome recorded a rained-out game when a torrential storm kept umpires from getting to the park. What was the home team that day?

Philadelphia Phillies - It is where the Liberty Bell is.Traditionally, what has been the only MLB team with a bell in its logo?

Bobby Orr - The Canadian defenseman redefined the position, becoming a scoring powerhouse with the Boston Bruins in 1970. Wayne Gretzky followed in 1982. What Boston Bruin was the first Canadian named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year?

Men's discus - The same also applies to two men's walking events and to a host of women's events introduced since 1980.Although one field event has been at every Olympics, it has never (as of 2011) produced a world record. What is this event?

Monaco - Albert II competed from 1988 to 2002.As Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi, what country's future ruler competed in five Olympic Games as a bobsledder?

Ingemar Johansson - He was also the first boxer named SI Sportsman of the Year.After knocking out Floyd Patterson, who was the last white boxer to be the undisputed world heavyweight champion?

Arnold Palmer - He reportedly first ordered the drink now named for him at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, but became enraged when the bartender refused to mix it.An iced tea and lemonade drink is named for what golfer, known for his business acumen?

Wilma Rudolph - She had double pneumonia, whooping cough, measles, scarlet fever and polio that kept her in metal leg braces from ages 6 to 9.Born prematurely, I spent much of my childhood sick in bed, but I went on to win three gold medals at the Rome Olympics. Who am I?

Hoyt Wilhelm - That was in 1952, when he was playing for the Giants.What legendary knuckleballer hit his only home run in his very first at-bat, retiring after 21 seasons with a .088 batting average?

United States - The last winner before that, in the ancient games, was Armenian boxer Prince Varasdates.On April 6, 1896, a triple jumper named James Connolly became the first Olympic champion in more than 2000 years. What country did Connolly represent?

Tiger Woods - He was named in 1996 and in 2000. In 2000, who became the first person to win a second Sportsman of the Year award from Sports Illustrated?

Went back and stole first base - The Tigers second baseman was famous for clowning around.In 1907, Germany Schaefer stole second base. What did he famously do then, precipitating a rules change?

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