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Quite Tricky Sports Quiz 2012 special

JPNS-08-08-12-006 Jessica Ennis OLYMPICS

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis after competing in the 100m Hurdles in the Women's Heptathlon at The Olympic Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 3, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Athletics. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

JPNS-08-08-12-006 Jessica Ennis OLYMPICS Great Britain's Jessica Ennis after competing in the 100m Hurdles in the Women's Heptathlon at The Olympic Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 3, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Athletics. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

As a special Christmas treat, here’s an end of the year Quite Tricky Sports Quiz to try as you munch on the last of those mince pies.

As a celebration of one of the best sporting years the country has ever enjoyed, all ten questions relate to what has been a fabulous 2012.

Merry Christmas from all of us at the West Sussex County Times. Answers will be revealed here tomorrow.

Question 1: Europe staged one of the biggest comebacks ever seen in Ryder Cup history on a final day dubbed the ‘Miracle in Medinah’. But can you name all 12 of Europe’s winning team?

Question 2: Wonder horse Frankel was retired at the end of this year having been hailed as the greatest ever Thoroughbred. But how many races did unbeaten Frankel win and who was his trainer?

Question 3: How many gold medals did Team GB win the London 2012 Olympics?

Question 4: Chelsea lifted the European Cup for the first time in their history back in May this year with a 4-3 win over Bayern Munich. Who scored Chelsea’s four spot kicks and as a bonus who was the one player to miss?

Question 5: Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in the US Open final to finally win a major. But how many major finals had he lost prior to that famous win?

Question 6: Who were the 12 nominations (top three first) for the Sports Personality of the Year Award?

Question 7: Lionel Messi broke which lengendary striker’s record for most goals in a calendar year and what was that record?

Question 8: Earlier this month England cricket captain Alastair Cook hit a record 23rd Test century for his country. But which four English batsmen did he surpass on 22?

Question 9: Jess Ennis lived up to the hype by winning Olympic gold in the heptathlon. But which individual event did she win so convincingly that it would have been good enough for the gold medal four years before in Beijing?

Question 10: Who did Ronnie O’Sullivan beat in this year’s World Snooker Championship final and by what convincing score?

 

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