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1. Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams were among the best-known British track athletes of the early 20th century, and their lives and Olympic victories were later depicted in the film 'Chariots of Fire'. At which Olympic Games did they each win their gold medal?
2. One of the all-time great moments in British track and field history was when Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile in 1954. Much is known about his epic run and the fact that he was later knighted, but do you know in which field his profession was?
3. British athletes Fatima Whitbread and Tessa Sanderson gained sporting fame during the 1980s in which track and field discipline?
4. Daley Thompson won two gold medals for Great Britain in the 1980s in which event?
5. Sally Gunnell and Colin Jackson were prominent British track and field athletes during the late 1980s and much of the 1990s. In which event did they both achieve fame?
6. Which British athlete set a world record of 60 feet (18.29 metres) for the Men's triple jump in the World Championships held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1995?
7. Which British Dame won two gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Athens in 2004?
8. British athlete Jessica Ennis won gold for her skill in the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics, one of the combined events competitions. How many disciplines make up a heptathlon?
9. British runner Mo Farah's gold medal in the 10,000 metres was one of two golds he won at the London Olympics in 2012. At which distance was his other gold medal win?
10. Sebastian Coe, later Lord Coe, became Chairman of LOCOG, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, thus having overall responsibility for the London Olympics in 2012. Before that, however, he had had a very successful athletics career as a runner. At which distance did he win his two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s?
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