Special Sub-Topic: Sports Shortz No. 2
|Paavo Nurmi was known as?|
The Flying Finn. He won 9 golds in 3 different Olympic games. 3 in Antwerp in 1920, 5 in Paris in 1924 and 1 in Amsterdam in 1928.
|What sport did Konrad Koch introduce into Germany in the late 1890s?|
Handball. He was a gym instructor. At the time it was known as Snatchball. The Swedes were the first to coin the name 'Handball'.
|Who was the first man to win 2 gold medals in the marathon, in consecutive Olympics?|
Abebe Bikila. He won his first in Rome in 1960 and then repeated in Tokyo in 1964. He was the first African to win an Olympic medal.
|What sport is pursued by the 'Royal Toxophile Society'?|
Archery. From the Ancient Greek. 'to'xon' meaning 'a bow' and 'filei', 'to love'.
|Who did Larry Holmes beat, in 1978, to win the WBC heavyweight title?|
Ken Norton. In a 15 round decision. It was Norton's first defense of the title. Leon Spinks was stripped of the title after refusing to fight Norton.
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