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Quiz about Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002
Quiz about Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002

Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 Quiz


July 2002 saw the English city of Manchester host the 17th Commonwealth Games, which is an Olympic style multi-sport championship for 72 of the nations and territories that were formerly part of the British Empire.

A multiple-choice quiz by Bretton. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
Bretton
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
88,665
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
9 / 15
Plays
249
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Question 1 of 15
1. Which of the following countries does not compete in the Commonwealth Games anymore, despite formerly being part of the British Empire? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. In the opening ceremony, a little girl who was dying of an unstoppable illness, had the honour of handing the Queen the Commonwealth Games baton. The same little girl had received the baton herself from England soccer star David Beckham. This was not the first time she had met him, as David and his celebrity wife had regulary looked after the girl and helped raise money for children's charities. David Beckham's wife is a pop star, but with which band did she first shoot to fame? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. 2002 was a good year for the games to come to England as it was the anniversary of an important event in an important year in British history. What is this event? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. British long distance runner Paula Radcliffe won gold for England in the Commonwealth Games before winning Gold again a week later at the European atheletics championships. What event was her Commonwealth Gold won in? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. In the Commonwealth Men's 100m sprint, two English atheletes failed to finish the race because they both suddenly suffered an injury. One English sprinter did manage to finish the race but was not good enough for a medal. What is the name of the English sprinter that finished the race? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. Ian Thorpe amazingly won six Golds and one silver for Austrailia, but in which sport?

Answer: ( One Word ... Thorpedo)
Question 7 of 15
7. Scotsman Steve Frew won a great Gold medal in the men's Gymnastics rings contest. But because he had the exact same score as another Gymnast he had to share his Gold medal with who of the following? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. Australia, Canada, England and India were the nations to win most Golds, but in which order (starting with the top nation and ending with the fourth) did they finish in the gold medal count? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Which sport made its comeback to the Commonwealth Games in Manchester after being left out for the previous two games? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. The site of the Badminton Courts for the Games in Manchester are within walking distance of which football club's stadium?

Answer: (Two words, or just name of town ... both an Asda and a Tesco are near by)
Question 11 of 15
11. How many Gold medals did Canada get for Swimming?

Answer: ( One word ... a one digit number ... they were expected to get about ten before the games)
Question 12 of 15
12. Colin Jackson won a Silver for England in the 110m hurdles?


Question 13 of 15
13. A game of Rugby 7s normally lasts 14 minutes with 7 minutes each way. This is done in the Commonwealth Games to make sure all the matches can be played within a few days. But for the Final the game is lengthened to give spectators more for their money. How long is a Rugby Sevens Final match? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. Englishman Jason Quelly, who won Gold for Cycling in the Sydney Olympics only managed a Silver in Manchester as he was beat by a Cyclist of which Home Nation? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. Which City won the right to host the 2006 Commonwealth Games?

Answer: (Has hosted the Olympics in the past)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following countries does not compete in the Commonwealth Games anymore, despite formerly being part of the British Empire?

Answer: Republic of Ireland

After leaving Britain in 1922, the Irish officially left the Commonwealth just after the Second World War. However some Irish atheletes do get a chance to compete as Northern Ireland is still part of Britain, the Commonwealth and the Games.
2. In the opening ceremony, a little girl who was dying of an unstoppable illness, had the honour of handing the Queen the Commonwealth Games baton. The same little girl had received the baton herself from England soccer star David Beckham. This was not the first time she had met him, as David and his celebrity wife had regulary looked after the girl and helped raise money for children's charities. David Beckham's wife is a pop star, but with which band did she first shoot to fame?

Answer: Spice Girls

Now a solo artist, Victoria Beckham is the proud mother of Brooklyn Beckham who received his name from the district of New York where he was conceived. Although Victoria is no longer in the Spice Girls, many still refer to her as Posh (Spice), the name given to her in the band. This is why when the media talks about Victoria and David Beckham they refer to them as "Posh and Becks".
3. 2002 was a good year for the games to come to England as it was the anniversary of an important event in an important year in British history. What is this event?

Answer: Queen's Golden Jubilee - 50 years since taking the throne

Despite pessimistic predictions that the Jubilee celebrations would be disappointing with few people enthusiastic about it, the Golden Jubilee went really well and managed to stir great interest and excitement. The British public received a four day weekend and were treated to both a classical and a pop concert in Buckingham Palace and hundreds of thousands gathered for a street parade in London.
4. British long distance runner Paula Radcliffe won gold for England in the Commonwealth Games before winning Gold again a week later at the European atheletics championships. What event was her Commonwealth Gold won in?

Answer: 5,000m running

Paula Radcliffe has had an amazing 2002. Not only did she win her first two ever track Golds, she also won the infamous London marathon and managed to smash the Women's 10,000m record in the Munich Atheletics Championships.
5. In the Commonwealth Men's 100m sprint, two English atheletes failed to finish the race because they both suddenly suffered an injury. One English sprinter did manage to finish the race but was not good enough for a medal. What is the name of the English sprinter that finished the race?

Answer: Jason Gardner

For one of the injured sprinters, Mark Lewis-Francis, his season was over, but luckily Dwain Chambers injury was less serious and he managed to finally win Gold in the European Championships a week later.
6. Ian Thorpe amazingly won six Golds and one silver for Austrailia, but in which sport?

Answer: Swimming

Thorpedo is only 19 but had already won three Olmypic Gold Medals and broken 18 World Records.
7. Scotsman Steve Frew won a great Gold medal in the men's Gymnastics rings contest. But because he had the exact same score as another Gymnast he had to share his Gold medal with who of the following?

Answer: Herodotos Giogallas - Cyprus

Britain had a good games in the Gymnasium. Not only did England's Mens team retain their title, but Kas Jackson won Gold for best overall male gymnast and Beth Twiddle got Gold for England as well.
8. Australia, Canada, England and India were the nations to win most Golds, but in which order (starting with the top nation and ending with the fourth) did they finish in the gold medal count?

Answer: Australia, England, Canada, India

England managed to win 54 Gold medals in Manchester, which was a great improvement on the 36 Gold last time around (Kuala Lumpar 1998).
Gold Medal count:- Australia 82, England 54, Canada 31, India 30.
9. Which sport made its comeback to the Commonwealth Games in Manchester after being left out for the previous two games?

Answer: Judo

Luckily enough the British Isles did exceptionally well at this winning Gold after the Gold. On several occasions there was an England v Scotland final.
10. The site of the Badminton Courts for the Games in Manchester are within walking distance of which football club's stadium?

Answer: Bolton Wanderers

The Middlebrook Centre is the name given to the vast retail and entertainment centre which surrounds the Reebok Staduim. This centre, in an area known as Horwich, boasts super markets, sports shops, a cinema and a coffee bar. A brilliant train service connects the area to the main line.
11. How many Gold medals did Canada get for Swimming?

Answer: 0

This was the first time Canada had failed to win Gold for Swimming.
12. Colin Jackson won a Silver for England in the 110m hurdles?

Answer: False

Colin won a Silver for Wales, not England!
13. A game of Rugby 7s normally lasts 14 minutes with 7 minutes each way. This is done in the Commonwealth Games to make sure all the matches can be played within a few days. But for the Final the game is lengthened to give spectators more for their money. How long is a Rugby Sevens Final match?

Answer: 20 minutes (10 each way)

In the 2002 7s final New Zealand beat Fiji, who had a man sent off.
14. Englishman Jason Quelly, who won Gold for Cycling in the Sydney Olympics only managed a Silver in Manchester as he was beat by a Cyclist of which Home Nation?

Answer: Scotland

Jason Quelly actually lives down the road from me and despite his fame he can often be seen in the local pub.
15. Which City won the right to host the 2006 Commonwealth Games?

Answer: Melbourne

The closing ceronmany of the 2002 Games actually had an Australian singer inviting everyone to the Melbourne Games in 2006.
Source: Author Bretton

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