Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Better Late than Never News Questions

Who or What are the following, and why have they been in the news ?

1. Alexandre Vinokourov
2. Paul Chambers
3. Gary Connery
4. Thomas Heatherwick
5. Lizzie Armistead
6. Yi Siling
7. Ruta Meleitutye
8. Madhura Nagendra
9. Pussy Riot
10. Zoe Smith
11. Ye Shiwen
12. Khaled al Ayoubi
13. Mark McCammon
14. Freya Murray
15. Hiroshi Hoketsu
16. Helen Glover
17. Heather Stanning
18. Greg Searle
19. Michael Jamieson
20. Jessica Varnish
21. Gemma Gibbons
22. Peter Wilson
23. Tiesto
24. Tim Baillie
25. Etienne Stott

In Other News

1. Who is donating $2.5 million to defend gay marriage in Washington State ?
2. Which 68 year old TV actor passed away ?
3. 4 cases of Legionnaires disease were reported where ?
4. Which auction house had to hand back £1.5 million after it was proven that a painting they sold was not painted by Boris Kustodiev ?
5. Which British TV show has been the first to make the cover of the US Entertainment Weekly ?
6. Who upset punters by only playing for 45 minutes at a concert in Paris ?
7. How many competitors made up team GB in the Olympics ?
8. Who did Kenneth Branagh play in the opening ceremony ?
9. Which Olympic event began behind closed doors ?
10. Who was on pole for the Hungarian GP ?
11. How many people in the UK were still watching the opening ceremony after midnight ?
12. Who was reported as kicking out her husband after it was revealed that he had an affair ?
13. Which oil company is being sued over pollution by farmers and fishermen in Nigeria ?
14. Who beat Phelps to gold in his first event ?
15. What is the UKs most popular second hand car ?
16. What are men allowed to wear on formal occasions in Oxford University now ?
17. Underwater salvage teams are trying to raise the bell of which vessel ?
18. Which sporting figure died aged 82 ?
19. GB’s men’s Olympic gymnastic team was downgraded to bronze from silver after a protest by which team ?
20. Peter Jackson announced that he will be making how many films out of “The Hobbit “ ?
21. Whose memorabilia, including a Rolls Royce, were sold at auction ?
22. Who is the biggest earner to compete in the Olympics ?
23. Rio Ferdinand has been charged over calling Ashley Cole what on Twitter ?
24. Which magazine voted the Duchess of Cambridge the world’s Best Dressed woman ?
25. In which event did Michael Phelps win his record breaking 19th Olympic medal ?
26. Which country faced massive power cuts ?
27. Which 72 year old author passed away ?
28. Which country suffered an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus ?
29. Microsoft announced that it is to abandon which brand ?
30. Who was left dangling from a zip wire ?
31. Competitors from which 3 countries were thrown out of the badminton competitions for trying to lose ?
32. Name the other member of the men’s sprint cycling team with Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny
33. Which team knocked the GB football team out of the competition on penalties ?
34. Who has quit as UN envoy to Syria ?
35. Who has completed his trilogy on the life of Christ ?
36. Whose bones are to be handed over to his family ?
37. Lily Allen now records under her married name – what is it ?
38. How many gold, silver and bronze medals has Michael Phelps won during his Olympic Career ?


dxdtdemon said...

I'm not trying to be an extreme pedant, but for question 31, it should be badminton instead of table tennis.

Londinius said...

Thanks dxdtdemon - of course you're right. I can't believe I did that ! D'oh ! All corrected now. Thanks