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Pique'n Yer Trivia: The Sports Edition

Now updated with answers
Marielle Thompson in Beijing web
Whistler ski-cross racer Marielle Thompson at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Friends, Pembertonians, Whistler folk, lend me your ears! I’m David Song, a reporter with Pique Newsmagazine, and if you know me, you know I love sports. I don’t just follow one or two sports—in fact, my interests run the gamut from hockey to MMA to women’s college basketball. 

With that said, let’s play a game. Each week, I’ll share four or five sports trivia questions for you to ponder. A mix of local, national and international topics will be featured. Some questions will be easy. Others will be tougher. Swing by the following week to get the answers if you’re stumped.

Or, I guess you could just Google them. This is, after all, a free country. 

Without further ado:

1. Whistler ski cross racer Marielle Thompson won her second Olympic medal, a silver, at the 2022 Winter Games. Who ended up winning bronze?

A) Sandra Naeslund

B) Daniela Maier

C) Brittany Phelan

D) Fanny Smith

Answer: C. Fanny Smith of Switzerland crossed the line in third place, but was controversially disqualified and the bronze medal awarded to Germany’s Daniela Maier. Smith won her appeal and is now the official bronze medallist from Beijing 2022. 

2. Manchester City striker Erling Haaland recently became the most prolific single-season goal-scorer in Premier League history, finding the net 36 times this year. Who is the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer?

A) Wayne Rooney

B) Alan Shearer

C) Harry Kane

D) Andrew Cole 

Answer: B. Alan Shearer scored 260 goals in a dynamic career that saw him suit up for Newcastle United, the Blackburn Rovers and Southampton. Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur is second with 213 goals and counting.

3. Muggsy Bogues was the shortest player in NBA history. How tall is he?

A) 5’3”

B) 5’5”

C) 5’7”

D) 5’9” 

Answer: A. Despite standing at a diminutive 5 feet and 3 inches in height, Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues had a 14-year NBA career due to his explosive athleticism, savvy passing skills and mobility on defence.

4. What is Usain Bolt’s world-record time in the 100-metre sprint?

A) 9.63 seconds

B) 9.72 seconds

C) 9.80 seconds

D) 9.58 seconds

Answer: D. At the 2009 IAAF World Championships (and fresh off his first two Olympic medals), Usain Bolt ran 100 metres in 9.58 seconds. No other human being in history has broken the 9.60-second barrier.

5. Who is the all-time leader in home runs for the Toronto Blue Jays?

A) Jose Bautista

B) Carlos Delgado

C) Edwin Encarnacion

D) Vernon Wells

Answer: B. Carlos Delgado hit 336 home runs while playing a total of 1,423 career games for Toronto. Jose Bautista is second with 288 homers in 1,235 games.

Check back tomorrow for more trivia!

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