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Badminton - During WWII, he had to shift from real feathers to plastic ones.What sport became popular in the US in the 1930s, in part because of a new shuttlecock invented by Seattle retailer Eddie Bauer?

       a. Badminton
       b. Game hunting
       c. Angling
       d. Running

Michelle Kwan - She also set a record for the most perfect 6.0 scores in major figure skating competitions.Despite becoming the most decorated figure skater in US history with five World Championships, she never won an Olympic gold. Who?

       a. Michelle Kwan
       b. Kristi Yamaguchi
       c. Tara Lipinsky
       d. Dorothy Hamill

Don Mattingly - His career was cut short by back problems.In 1987, what first baseman set a season's record when he hit six grand slams and tied another when he homered in eight straight games?

       a. Don Mattingly
       b. Andre Dawson
       c. Keith Hernandez
       d. Wade Boggs

Harlem Globetrotters - He spent his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, leading them to World Series victories in 1964 and 1967. Before playing for the St Louis Cardinals, Bob Gibson played a few seasons for what other team?

       a. Chicago Bears
       b. US Olympic track team
       c. Harlem Globetrotters
       d. New York Rangers

Bob Gibson - In the 1968 World Series, he struck out 35 men, including 17 in one game.In 1968, who threw 13 shutouts and set a record with an ERA of just 1.12?

       a. Warren Spahn
       b. Bob Gibson
       c. Sandy Koufax
       d. Don Drysdale

Atlanta Braves and Falcons - Nicknamed Prime Time, he even released a rap album with that title.Deion Sanders once shuttled back and forth, commuting between his NFL and MLB jobs for what two teams in the same city?

       a. New York Mets and Jets
       b. Detroit Tigers and Lions
       c. Atlanta Braves and Falcons
       d. LA Dodgers and Rams

Waldi the Dachshund - He wore a multi-colored sweater at the Munich Olympics.Each of these is a real Olympic mascot. Which one is sometimes called the first-ever Olympic mascot?

       a. Misha the Bear
       b. Waldi the Dachshund
       c. Amik the Beaver
       d. Sam the Eagle

Bob Mathias - American Bob Mathias won in 1948 and 1952 and Briton Daley Thompson in 1980 and 1984.Britain's Daley Thompson became the second person to win two straight Olympic decathlons. Which American was the first person to do so?

       a. Bob Mathias
       b. Rafer Johnson
       c. Bruce Jenner
       d. Jim Thorpe

Tour de France - That paper, L'Auto, was set up to rival Le Velo after the latter had supported Dreyfuss.First won by France's Maurice Gavin, what sports event was founded by French newspaper editor Henri Desgrange in 1903 as a publicity stunt?

       a. French Open
       b. Le Mans
       c. Tour de France
       d. World Cup of Soccer

Tris Speaker - He is called 'the greatest center fielder of his day' on his Hall of Fame plaque.Often considered the best defensive center fielder to ever play the game, who was also a hitting powerhouse, setting a record with 793 doubles?

       a. Willie Keeler
       b. Tris Speaker
       c. George Sisler
       d. Buck Ewing

Milwaukee Braves and Boston Celtics - He was with the Milwaukee Braves in the 1957 World Series and part of three Boston Celtics championship teams from 1959-61.Gene Conley was the first pro athlete to be part of two major league championship teams in different sports. Which two teams?

       a. Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Warriors
       b. Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears
       c. Milwaukee Braves and Boston Celtics
       d. Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves

Jim Thorpe - He played sporadic major league baseball then joined Canton Bulldogs in what became the NFL.He was the first person to hit a major league home run and make a pro football touchdown in the same week ... and he did it twice. Who is he?

       a. Deion Sanders
       b. Jim Thorpe
       c. Bo Jackson
       d. Gene Conley

Maurice Greene - He sliced the most off the world 100-m mark since the 1960s. In 1988, Ben Johnson briefly held the world record for running the 100-m dash in 9.79 seconds. Who finally tied that record in 1999?

       a. Leroy Burrell
       b. Maurice Greene
       c. Donovan Bailey
       d. Carl Lewis

Oglethorpe University - Petrels are tiny seabirds.What Atlanta university cheers on teams called the Stormy Petrels?

       a. Morehouse College
       b. Oglethorpe University
       c. Wesleyan College
       d. Emory University

Boston Bruins - They broke the record held by the St Louis Blues, who did not win a single Stanley Cup in their run.From 1968 to 1996, what team made the NHL playoffs a record 29 straight times, winning two Stanley Cups in the process?

       a. Boston Bruins
       b. Philadelphia Flyers
       c. Pittsburgh Penguins
       d. Edmonton Oilers

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