Top 10 sport facts Selected as the most interesting among sport related questions in Sport quiz Which country banned motor racing from 1958 to 2007?Switzerland. In 1958 motor racing was banned by the Swiss government as an unsafe spectator sport following the death of 80 people at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Swiss Grand Prix was held in 1975 and 1982 in France. The ban continued until 2007.Created by: globalquiz.orgSwitzerland facts » What is the meaning of the Italian word "Ferrari"?Smith. "Ferrari" is the third most common surname in Italy. The word has the same root as Italian "ferro" (iron) or Latin "ferrum" (thus, Fe for iron).Created by: globalquiz.orgsurnames facts » What was the position of Greece at the parade of nations during the opening ceremony of Olympic Games in Athens?Greece marched twice, both first and last. According to the tradition, Greece always walk first due to its historical status as the progenitor of the Olympics, while the host nation always marches last. Since in Athens Greece was also the host nation, they walked twice.Created by: Andy SealyAthens facts » Winners of the Indianapolis 500 race do not celebrate with a bottle of Champagne. What do they get instead?Milk. The tradition of drinking milk was founded in 1933. Since 1956, only one driver has broken it: In 1993, Emerson Fittipaldi drank a celebratory bottle of orange juice. He owned several orange groves in Sao Paolo, and wanted to promote the citrus industry.Created by: Kasiaraces facts » What is the main reason to have dimples on the golf ball?Improvement of aerodynamics. Since the 17th century, the best golf balls were made of stitched feathers. The stitches mimicked the effects of dimples, therefore, the need for a layer of turbulence around the ball was not discovered until much later.Created by: Kasiaphysics facts » How does the crew of the coxless four steer? One of the crew member controls rudder with his foot. The rudder cable is attached to the shoe toe of one of the crew members. On international courses landmarks for steersmen, consisting of two aligned poles, are provided.Created by: Kasiawater sports facts » A tragic car accident happened during the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race. How many people died?84. The Le Mans Disaster was the most catastrophic accident in motorsport history. 83 spectators and driver Pierre Levegh were killed, whilst 120 more were injured. The death of the spectators was blamed on inadequate safety standards for track design.Created by: globalquiz.orgLe Mans facts » Players of which country do not sing the anthem before the match?Spain. The Marcha Real ("Royal March") has no official lyrics. The national anthem has been played without words since 1978, when the lyrics that had been approved by General Francisco Franco were abandonedCreated by: ex-terminatorSpain facts » Which country cheated during 2000 Summer Paralympics, by having non-handicapped players in the basketball team?Spain. Ten members of a Spanish Paralympic basketball team were ordered to hand back their gold medals in December 2000 after it was revealed that they had no mental handicap. Several players came from mainstream amateur clubs.Created by: globalquiz.orgculture facts » Usain Bolt could be described as 'running as fast as the wind' during the 100m race. But what kind of wind blows at such speed?Strong breeze. Top speed of Usain during setting up the 2009 100m world record was 12.3 m/s. This corresponds to the 6 on the Beaufort scale. During such wind conditions, large branches are in motion and whistling is heard in overhead wires.Created by: globalquiz.orgtechnology facts » Play sport quiz and see all the questions.