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What sports superstar lit the flame at the 1996 Atlantic Summer Olympics?
a. Muhammad Ali
b. Wayne Gretzky
c. Joe Montana
d. Michael Jordan
Muhammad Ali - Known as 'The Greatest', Ali won his first world heavyweight championship in 1964 in an upset against Sonny Liston.
As of 2014, who is the only pitcher in the history of the MLB to have thrown back-to-back no-hitters?
a. Freddie Fitzsimmons
b. Lefty Gomez
c. Dizzy Dean
d. Vander Meer
Vander Meer - Vander made his debut with the Cincinnati Reds on April 22, 1937.
Which WTA star has spent a record breaking 377 weeks as the world's number one tennis player?
a. Lindsay Davenport
b. Chris Evert
c. Steffi Graf
d. Martina Navratilova
Steffi Graf - Making approximately 21 million dollars during her career, Steffi retired in 1999.
One of the best NHL goalies of all time, who played 502 "consecutive games" from the beginning of the 1955-56 season until November 8th, 1962?
a. Gump Worsley
b. Glenn Hall
c. Johnny Bower
d. Jacques Plante
Glenn Hall - Among Glen's numerous awards is the Vezina Trophy in 1963, 1967 and 1969.
Defending his world heavyweight title six times, which boxer holds the undefeated record at 49-0?
a. Rocky Marciano
b. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
c. Joe Louis
d. Archie Moore
Rocky Marciano - Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale, Rocky died in a plane crash at the age of 45.
A feat that probably will never be beat, which NHL superstar defenseman holds the record for the best plus-minus in a season at 124?
a. Denis Potvin
b. Bobby Orr
c. Ray Bourque
d. Paul Coffey
Bobby Orr - Getting an assist in the game, Orr made his NHL regular-season debut against the Detroit Red Wings on October 19, 1966.
During the 1945 golf season, who won 18 of the 35 tournaments that he was entered in including 11 tournament victories in a row?
a. Lloyd Mangrum
b. Ben Hogan
c. Byron Nelson
d. Sam Snead
Byron Nelson - Byron was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
As of 2014, which NFL quarterback has played the most consecutive games at 321?
a. Brett Favre
b. Tom Brady
c. Joe Montana
d. Peyton Manning
Brett Favre - Brett spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers.
Which NHL team won the 2014 Stanley Cup?
a. New York Rangers
b. Montreal Canadians
c. Chicago Blackhawks
d. Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings - They took the series in five games.
The former professional NBA basketball player Larry Bird spent his whole career playing for just one team. Which one?
a. Miami Heat
b. Boston Celtics
c. Los Angeles Lakers
d. New York Knicks
Boston Celtics - Larry was named the league's Most Valuable Player three times during his career.
Achieved in 1941, which MLB star holds the record with a 56 game continuous hit streak?
a. Lou Gehrig
b. Babe Ruth
c. Mickey Mantle
d. Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio - Joe was a three-time MVP winner.
Which racehorse holds the record for the fastest Kentucky Derby ever at one minute and 59 seconds?
c. Phar Lap
Secretariat - ESPN ranked Secretariat the 35th-best athlete of the 20th century in 1999.
Called the "Great One" for a reason, Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL career points record at 2,857 points. Who is second in most career points?
a. Gordie Howe
b. Mario Lemieux
c. Jaromir Jagr
d. Mark Messier
Mark Messier - Despite being in second place, Mark is almost 1,000 points behind Gretzky.
In which country will the 2016 Summer Olympics be held?
Brazil - In the city of Rio de Janeiro.
With 1,184 races run over 35 years, which NASCAR great holds the record for most wins at 200?
a. Richard Petty
b. David Pearson
c. Dale Earnhardt
d. Bobby Allison
Richard Petty - Richard retired after the 1992 season was completed.
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