Sports Trivia

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SPORTS
Commonly Used Sports Terminologies Sport| Terms associated with sports disciplines| | |
Basketball| Basket, blocking, dribbling, free throw, held ball, holding, jump ball, pivot| Billiards| Bauik line, bolting, cannon, cue hazard, long jenny, scratch, screwback, short jenny, spot stroke | Boxing| Babit punch, break, cut, defence, hook, jab lying on, knock, slam, upper cut, weight in, knockout| Bridge| Chicane, dealer, dummy, finesse, grand slam, little slam, no trump, revoke, rubber, suit, tricks, vulnerable| Chess| Bishop, castle, checkmate, gambit, king, knight, pawn, queen, rook, stalemate| | |

Football| Corner kick, dribble, free kick, goal kick, hat-trick, off side, penalty kick, throw in, tripping| Golf| Best ball, bogey, bunker, caddie, dormy, fairway, fourball, greed holes, links, niblic, par, put, rough, stymied, tee| Hockey| Bully, corner, dribble, hat-trick, offside, roll-in, scoop, short corner, stick, striking circle, tie break | Table Tennis| Deuce, drop, let, spin, smash|

Tennis| Backhand stroke, crosscourt, deuce, double fault, fault, forehand, ground stroke, half volley, let, smash, slice, volley| Volleyball| Blocking, doubling, heave, love point, service, volley|

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IMPORTANT CUPS AND TROPHIES
i.| Badminton – Thomas Cup, Uber Cup, and World Cup.|
ii.| Cricket – Ashes, Champions Trophy, C.K.Naidu Trophy, County Championships, Duleep Trophy, Gavaskar-Border Trophy, ICC World Cup, Irani Trophy, Ranji Trophy, and Sheffield Shield Cup.| iii.| Football – African Nations Cup, Asia Cup, Confederations Cup, Durand Cup, English Premier League, Federation Cup, FIFA World Cup, German Bundeslga, Italian Serie A, Merdeka Cup, NFL Cup, Santosh Trophy, Spanish LA Liga, and UEFA Cup.| iv.| Golf – British Open, Ryder Cup, US Open, and Walker Cup.| v.| Hockey – Agha Khan Cup, Champions Trophy, Dhyan Chand Trophy, Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy, and World Cup.| vi.| Tennis – ATP Masters, Australian Open Championships, Champions Cup, Davis Cup, Federation Cup, French Open Championships, US Open Championships, and Wimbeldon Championships.|

Years & Venues of Major Sports

Olympic Games Year| Place|
1896| Athens |
1900| Paris |
1904| St. Louis |
1908| London |
1912| Stockholm|
1920| Antwerp |
1924| Paris |
1928| Amsterdam|
1932| Los Angeles|
1936| Berlin |
1948| London |
1952| Helsinki |
1956| Melbourne |
1960| Rome |
1964| Tokyo |
1968| Mexico City |
1972| Munich |
1976| Montreal |
1980| Moscow |
1984| Los Angeles |
1988| Seoul |
1992| Barcelona |
1996| Atlanta |
2000| Sydney |
2004| Athens |
2008| Beijing|
2012| London (scheduled)|
Commonwealth Games Year| Venue|
1930| Hamilton |
1934| London |
1938| Sydney |
1950| Auckland |
1954| Vancouver |
1958| Cardiff |
1962| Perth |
1966| Jamaica |
1970| Edinburgh |
1974| Christchurch |
1978| Edmonton |
1982| Brisbane |
1986| Edinburgh |
1990| Auckland |
1994| Victoria |
1998| Kuala Lumpur |
2002| Manchester |
2006| Melbourne |
2010| Delhi (scheduled)|

Asian Games Year| Venue|
1951| New Delhi |
1954| Manila |
1958| Tokyo |
1962| Jakarta |
1966| Bangkok |
1970| Bangkok (originally had to be hosted by Seoul)|
1974| Tehran |
1978| Bangkok (originally had to be hosted by Karachi)|
1982| New Delhi |
1986| Seoul |
1990| Beijing |
1994| Hiroshima |
1998| Bangkok |
2002| Busan|
2006| Doha |
2010| Guangzhou (scheduled)|

Cricket World Cup Year| Venue| Winner| Runner-up|
1975| England| West Indies| Australia|
1979| England| West Indies| England|
1983| England| India| West Indies|
1987| Indian Subcontinent| Australia| England|
1992| Australia & New Zealand| Pakistan| England|
1996| Indian Subcontinent| Sri Lanka|...
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