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Quiz: sport in the 1980s

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At which football ground in London did Barry McGuigan beat Eusebio Pedroza to win the world featherweight title in 1985? Wembley Loftus Road McGuigan won a unanimous points decision at QPR's ground and went on to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, making him the first athlete born outside the UK to scoop the prize. White Hart Lane Highbury Which country hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988? USA Yugoslavia Norway Canada The Games were in Calgary, where Eddie the Eagle Edwards and the Jamaica bobsleigh team became unexpected stars. Who won Great Britain’s only gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in 1987? Steve Cram Daley Thompson Colin Jackson Fatima Whitbread At a disappointing championship for Great Britain in Rome, Whitbread broke her gold medal duck just at the right time, winning the javelin with a championship record throw of 76.64m. How many players did Australia use in the 1989 Ashes series in England? 12 After winning the series opener at Lord’s, Australia dropped Greg Campbell in favour of Trevor Hohns and the tourists remained unchanged for the last five Tests. England used 29 players in a disastrous series. 14 16 18 Which player won the World Darts Championship in 1982 and 1989? Eric Bristow John Lowe Jocky Wilson Wilson beat Lowe in the 1982 final and Bristow in the 1989 final. Keith Deller Joe Johnson won the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible in 1986. How many matches had he won in previous editions of the tournament? None In his two previous appearances in Sheffield, Johnson had lost in the first round to Dennis Taylor and Bill Werbeniuk. No wonder he was 150/1 to win the tournament in 1986. One Two Three Which club were runners-up in the First Division in the 1983-84 season (their highest ever finish)? QPR West Ham United Southampton Lawrie McMenemy’s team also reached the FA Cup semi-finals that season. Ipswich Town Which horse won the Grand National in 1986, before finishing fourth, fourth and second in the next three years? West Tip Richard Dunwoody rode West Tip to glory. Hallo Dandy Corbiere Last Suspect By how many seconds did Greg LeMond win the Tour de France in 1989? Eight LeMond trailed Laurent Fignon by 50 seconds going into the final stage, but in an astonishing turnaround, the American won his second Tour de France. 23 35 59 On which golf course did Nick Faldo win his first Open title in 1987, shooting 18 pars on the final day to beat Paul Azinger by one shot? St Andrews Turnberry Royal Troon Muirfield It was the first of his six majors. USA topped the medal table at the 1984 Olympics with 83 golds. Which country came second with 20? Romania Romania was the only member of the Warsaw Pact not to boycott the Los Angeles games. West Germany China Canada Who won the Formula One world title by half a point in 1984? Niki Lauda Lauda won his final world title by the barest of margins, with half the usual points being awarded for the Monaco Grand Prix that was abandoned after 31 laps. Nelson Piquet Alain Prost Ayrton Senna Hull won the Challenge Cup final in 1982, beating Widnes in a replay after a 14-14 draw at Wembley. Which stadium hosted the replay? Anfield Elland Road Hull beat Widnes 18-9 in the replay. Old Trafford Headingley Which country knocked England out of the first Rugby World Cup, in 1987? Ireland Australia New Zealand Wales Wales beat England 16-3 in the quarter-finals, before going on to lose 49-6 to a dominant New Zealand in the last four. When did Steffi Graf win her first Wimbledon singles title? If you need a clue, she won the other three grand slams as well. 1984 1986 1988 After losing the 1987 final to Martina Navratilova, Graf gained revenge a year later, part of her remarkable Golden Slam season. 1989 You got… A superb score. Well played Don't worry. It was a long time ago A superb score. Well played A superb score. Well played A superb score. Well played A fine score. Well played A fine score. Well played A fine score. Well played A fine score. Well played A fine score. Well played Don't worry. It was a long time ago Don't worry. It was a long time ago Don't worry. It was a long time ago Don't worry. It was a long time ago Don't worry. It was a long time ago Don't worry. It was a long time ago Challenge your friends Submit answers

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