2010 <i>IoS</i> Sports Quiz of the Year

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Who did it?

1. Which captain brought in an Iraq war veteran to give his team an inspirational speech before their big match?



2. Who played in Europe's premier club competition for the first time in 48 years?



3. Who went to Wimbledon for the first time for 33 years?



4. Who was told over his radio by his team: "OK, so, Fernando is faster than you. Can you confirm you understood that message?"



5. Who had a transfer embargo lifted after paying a £793,000 "goodwill gesture" to the French club Lens?



6. Who blamed contaminated meat for his failed drugs test?



7. Who won in California to match a feat last achieved by Tony Jacklin in 1970?



8. Which Manchester United player returned to action after more than two years on the sidelines with injury but lasted only five minutes before leaving the pitch with a hamstring problem?



9. Which 52-year-old beat the reigning champion, 18 years his junior, at the world championship, 21 years after winning the last of his six world titles?



10. Who emulated the achievements of Sea Bird, Mill Reef, Lammtarra, Sinndar and Sea The Stars?



11. Who refused to shake hands with Carlos Alberto Parreira, South Africa's World Cup coach?

12. Who suffered the most humiliating defeat in their history at the Vitas Gerulaitis Memorial Tennis Centre in Vilnius?



13. Who swapped the Blues for the Crusaders at the age of 35, having previously won 100 caps for his country?



14. Who became the first Englishman to follow in the footsteps of Jack Taylor 36 years ago?



15. Who shot a seven-over-par 77 in the final round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio to finish joint second-last in the 80-man field at 18 over par?



16. What is the name of the Pakistan wicketkeeper who fled to London, hours before he was due to play for his country in Dubai, after posting a message on Facebook suggesting he had been threatened?



17. Who became the oldest first-time winner of a Grand Slam title since Ann Jones won Wimbledon in 1969?



18. Who was revealed to owe £38.2m to their previous owners, £17.1m to HM Revenue & Customs, £697 to the Scout Association and £995 to Carol Moore Florist Ltd?



19. Who had reason to celebrate with her brother Ruby in the Cotswolds?



20. Who became the first batsman to score a double century in a one-day international?

21. Who announced annual losses of £92.6m, a figure that did not include a subsequent spending spree of £125m?



22. Who was christened Lodewicus Theodorus, is nicknamed Shrek and earned fame as Louis?



23. Who was fined the equivalent of nearly £300 and had his vehicle impounded by police in Melbourne after he was spotted performing car stunts on a public road?



24. Who reached a Grand Slam final without even a world ranking?



25. Who missed his team's Premier League match because he was observing Yom Kippur?

Who said it?

26. "You get managers sending teams out to stop other sides from playing, which is happening more and more. Stoke, Blackburn and Wolves – you can say they're doing what they can to win the game, but the fact is that the managers are sending the players out so pumped up that inevitably there are going to be problems."



27. "I love being the forgotten man. You can all forget me again after today. We're at home here, we're where we belong, and the pub will go mad. Paul has done a wonderful job with his two, but we need new horses coming through – and ours is the best now."



28. "I'm not suited to Bolton or Blackburn. I would be more suited to Inter or Real Madrid. It wouldn't be a problem to me to go and manage those clubs because I would win the Double or the league every time."



29. "What has he done? He's not the Yorkshire Ripper. He plays football."



30. "I felt sorry for him because he's a very nice person, a very good person. I am sure he's going to win a Grand Slam very soon, because when you have made the final in the US Open and the Australian Open and the semi-finals here this year and last year, you're there all the time. One day you will win. I am sure he's going to win one. He deserves to."



31. "Thank you for helping me during the World Cup, but probably a little bit old. Thank you."



32. "The 'hand of God' now belongs to me. I made the best save of the tournament. There was no alternative for me. This was the end of the World Cup."



33. "I can't believe I'm a double champion. If you'd said to me three months ago I could have one gold, I'd settle for that. Four years ago I got beaten by half a second and I had that in my mind. I was checking on the big screen how far behind he was. On the last lap I was thinking: 'Dig in, dig in.' I was hurting but thinking: 'Don't let him come past me.' I was working so hard."



34. "It's nice to get booed by your own fans. Very loyal."



35. "I have said all week I don't worry about my record or my job, I worry about this team getting better. Today we showed we can play. We knew we could, we just had to go and do it. We have still got to be better and more consistent but we have won the Test match. A lot of things we didn't do well last week we improved on. Defensively we were sharper and we took our tries early on. We finished our opportunities with Ben and Chris. We kept ourselves in the game when we were behind."



36. "I'm not a clown, an idiot or madcap. I'm just a human who tries to encourage other people. Sometimes I need to be encouraged myself. You will probably say I'm crazy but I don't think I am. I can't be prouder of these boys, but I am going to have to be ruthless and think about what I'm going to do."



37. "I respect Barça and they have done amazing things in the last years. You can't say just because they lost tonight that they have lost their power. You cannot say they are not now a great team, but we played very well. We played to win at home and here we played as we could."



38. "I hadn't seen any of the big TV screens, because I didn't want any distractions. Then he comes on the radio and screams at me that we'd just won the World Championship. Since I was a kid I watched the television, wondering who would win, and we have a guy in our team can tell you every world champion from 1950. To think I'm on that list now."



39. "Will I be banned? I don't think so. It's nothing, it's finished. The referee sent me off, but I don't think there's anything more in it. I have spoken with David and if I have made a mistake I'm sorry to him and the referee. I wanted only to get the ball because we had another five minutes at the end. But it's finished now."



40. "The outcry from the fight is expected as I didn't get the result I wanted and the critics have once again tried to bury me under the rubble and hope I disappear. All I can say is I had a game plan and went into the ring to win. The way the fight ended was frustrating to me as I didn't get going and was just settling into my rhythm."



41. "When he loses he always finds an excuse. Football is not possession on the ball or playing nice passes. Good football is winning games and that's what we do when we play against them."



42. "I still have a lot more treatment to do, and just because I'm playing doesn't mean I'm going to stop going to treatment. Stripping away denial and rationalisation, you start coming to the truth of who you really are and that can be very ugly. But then again, when you face it you start conquering it and you start living up to it. The strength that I feel now, I've never felt that type of strength."



43. "I'd come out and do an interview and say: 'I screwed up' and admit: 'I'm going to change, I want my wife and family back, I have to earn her trust back.' He messed up. He knows he messed up. The world knows he messed up. And he has to take ownership of that."



44. "I told the players that if you can perform at Old Trafford somebody will be a hero. Everybody talked about Brian Flynn and he reminded me that he was the last player to score a winner at Old Trafford when I saw him recently."



45. "There is loud and clear talk in the bookies' circle that some English players were paid enormous amounts of money to lose the match. No wonder there was total collapse of the English side. We won the match and we are under suspicion. England lost, their players should be investigated."



46. "My agent and I have had a number of meetings with the club about a new contract. During those meetings in August I asked for assurances about the continued ability of the club to attract the top players in the world."



47. "I asked them to play with passion and by God they did. They are the finest team I will ever captain. The world was watching and Wales delivered."



48. "I have made my decision after very careful consideration. I could not become passionate about the role and give the commitment the position demands. I am retiring from football management, but still feel I have a contribution to make to the game some time in the future."



49. "Yep. Done for rest of summer!! Man of the World Cup T20 and dropped from the T20 side too. It's a fuck-up!!"



50. "It feels incredible. I could go on and on about why, but to win this tournament is a special, special day. It's something I'll always cherish. It's been an emotional year. I'm very proud of my wife and the fight and struggle she's been through. This win has been one of the best things we've been through."

Quiz of the Year: The Answers

Who did it?

1. Corey Pavin, captain of the American Ryder Cup team.

2. Tottenham Hotspur, who competed in the 1962 European Cup, played in the Champions' League.

3. The Queen.

4. Felipe Massa. Ferrari were fined $100,000 after stewards decided that the team had effectively instructed Massa to let his team-mate, Fernando Alonso, win the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

5. Chelsea, who had been banned from signing players following their recruitment of Gaël Kakuta, a teenage striker, from Lens.

6. Alberto Contador, the Tour de France champion, said that contaminated meat was responsible after traces of a banned anabolic agent were found in his system.

7. Graeme McDowell became the first European golfer to win the US Open for 40 years when he won at Pebble Beach.

8. Manchester United's Owen Hargreaves.

9. Steve Davis, who beat John Higgins at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

10. Workforce, who became the sixth horse to win the Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in the same year.

11. Raymond Domenech, the France coach, refused to shake hands with Parreira because the Brazilian had said the previous year that the French did not deserve to be at the World Cup because of Thierry Henry's handball against the Republic of Ireland.

12. The Great Britain Davis Cup tennis team, beaten by Lithuania.

13. Gareth Thomas, who moved from rugby union to rugby league, joining the Wrexham-based Crusaders after leaving Cardiff Blues.

14. Howard Webb, the first Englishman to referee a World Cup final since 1974.

15. Tiger Woods.

16. Zulqarnain Haider.

17. Francesca Schiavone, who won the French Open less than a month before her 30th birthday.

18. Portsmouth Football Club.

19. Katie and Ruby Walsh rode winners on the same day at the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham.

20. Sachin Tendulkar, who hit an unbeaten 200 against South Africa in Gwalior.

21. Manchester City lost £92.6m in the year to May 2009, after which they spent £125m in the summer transfer window.

22. Louis Oosthuizen, the Open golf champion.

23. Lewis Hamilton.

24. Justine Henin, who lost to Serena Williams in the final of the Australian Open, her second comeback tournament.

25. Avram Grant, manager of West Ham United.

Who said it?

26. Danny Murphy, the Fulham midfielder.

27. Nigel Twiston-Davies after his horse, Imperial Commander, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

28. Sam Allardyce.

29. Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, defends his signing of William Gallas, the former Arsenal defender.

30. Rafael Nadal after beating Andy Murray in the semi-finals at Wimbledon.

31. Fabio Capello, the England manager, effectively calls time on David Beckham's international career.

32. Uruguay's Luis Suarez after his handball in the last minute of extra time, combined with Asamoah Gyan's subsequent penalty miss, prevented Ghana from winning their World Cup quarter-final.

33. Britain's Mo Farah after adding the 5,000m gold medal to his 10,000m triumph at the European athletics championships in Barcelona.

34. A sarcastic Wayne Rooney after England's goalless draw against Algeria at the World Cup.

35. Martin Johnson, manager of the England rugby union team, after their victory away to Australia.

36. Ian Holloway, the Blackpool manager, after his team won promotion to the Premier League.

37. Jose Mourinho after his Internazionale team knocked out Barcelona in the Champions' League.

38. Sebastian Vettel, Formula One world champion.

39. Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, after a touchline bust-up with Everton's David Moyes.

40. Audley Harrison after his boxing world heavyweight title defeat to David Haye.

41. Chelsea's Michael Ballack after his team's fourth successive victory over Arsène Wenger's Arsenal.

42. Tiger Woods, making his first public appearance following revelations about his private life, talks about his therapy at a clinic specialising in sex addiction.

43. Tom Watson on Tiger Woods.

44. Simon Grayson, the Leeds United manager, after their FA Cup third-round victory away to Manchester United.

45. Ijaz Butt, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, talking about reports of England players being paid to lose a one-day international. He later withdrew the comments and said he had "never intended to question the behaviour and integrity of the England players".

46. Wayne Rooney explains his initial refusal to sign a new contract with Manchester United.

47. Colin Montgomerie, captain of the triumphant European Ryder Cup team.

48. Steve Coppell resigns as manager of Bristol City.

49. Kevin Pietersen reveals on Twitter his frustration at being left out of England's Twenty20 and one-day squads to face Pakistan.

50. Phil Mickelson dedicates his emotional victory at the Masters to his wife, Amy, who had been fighting breast cancer.

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