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Which country banned motor racing from 1958 to 2007? Switzerland.
In 1958 motor racing was banned by the Swiss government as an unsafe spectator sport following the death of 80 people at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Swiss Grand Prix was held in 1975 and 1982 in France. The ban continued until 2007.
What was the position of Greece at the parade of nations during the opening ceremony of Olympic Games in Athens? Greece marched twice, both first and last.
According to the tradition, Greece always walk first due to its historical status as the progenitor of the Olympics, while the host nation always marches last. Since in Athens Greece was also the host nation, they walked twice.
Who is the only player to score 100 points i a single NBA game? Wilt Chamberlain.
He has done it representing Philadelphia Warriors against New York Knicks in 1962. It's one of those records that will probably never be beaten. The only player who came relatively close was Kobe Bryant scoring 81 points in a game agaist Toronto Raptors.
Winners of the Indianapolis 500 race do not celebrate with a bottle of Champagne. What do they get instead? Milk.
The tradition of drinking milk was founded in 1933. Since 1956, only one driver has broken it: In 1993, Emerson Fittipaldi drank a celebratory bottle of orange juice. He owned several orange groves in Sao Paolo, and wanted to promote the citrus industry.
What is the main reason to have dimples on the golf ball? Improvement of aerodynamics.
Since the 17th century, the best golf balls were made of stitched feathers. The stitches mimicked the effects of dimples, therefore, the need for a layer of turbulence around the ball was not discovered until much later.
A tragic car accident happened during the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race. How many people died? 84.
The Le Mans Disaster was the most catastrophic accident in motorsport history. 83 spectators and driver Pierre Levegh were killed, whilst 120 more were injured. The death of the spectators was blamed on inadequate safety standards for track design.
Players of which country do not sing the anthem before the match? Spain.
The Marcha Real ("Royal March") has no official lyrics. The national anthem has been played without words since 1978, when the lyrics that had been approved by General Francisco Franco were abandoned
Which country cheated during 2000 Summer Paralympics, by having non-handicapped players in the basketball team? Spain.
Ten members of a Spanish Paralympic basketball team were ordered to hand back their gold medals in December 2000 after it was revealed that they had no mental handicap. Several players came from mainstream amateur clubs.
Usain Bolt could be described as 'running as fast as the wind' during the 100m race. But what kind of wind blows at such speed? Strong breeze.
Top speed of Usain during setting up the 2009 100m world record was 12.3 m/s. This corresponds to the 6 on the Beaufort scale. During such wind conditions, large branches are in motion and whistling is heard in overhead wires.
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