The Big Irish Times 2012 Christmas Quiz
London 2012 61London 2012 was the second summer Olympics formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II. Which was the first?
62Which American politician was jeered onstage by Boris Johnson for daring to suggest that London was unprepared for the Olympics?
63American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo became the first athlete expelled from the games when he tested positive for which recreational drug? (He claimed to have unwittingly eaten it in a baked food.)
64Which Irish boxing hero credited her gold medal success to “the grace of God”?
65In women’s badminton doubles, eight competitors were disqualified for which unusual reason?
66Over the course of the Games, which one of these athletes missed out on a coveted photo-opportunity with boxing bronze medallist Paddy Barnes? (a) Usain Bolt (b) Andy Murray (c) Mo Farah
67Name the tennis player criticised for performing a gang-inspired “Crip walk”, after defeating Maria Sharapova to claim gold in the women’s singles.
68American gymnast McKayla Maroney created an enduring image of the Olympics with her unimpressed reaction to missing out on gold at which event?
69Which British cyclist celebrated his seventh Olympic medal by going out and getting “blind drunk”?
70How many points head start did Russian boxer Sofya Ochigava suggest Katie Taylor enjoyed going into each bout, given her popularity with judges?
The prize VIP trip for two to Barcelona and winery
The Big Irish Times Christmas Quiz began on Christmas Eve, with 50 questions. Ten more appear every publication day between now and January 3rd.
The winner of this year’s quiz will receive a weekend for two to Barcelona, including flights and accommodation, a Torres winery tour and tasting, plus two VIP tickets to watch FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. The Irish Times has teamed up with Torres, the largest European wine brand in Ireland, to offer the trip to visit the winery, which produces, among others, everyday favourites Vina Sol and Sangre de Toro; the new alcohol-free, low-calorie wine Natureo; Ibéricos from Rioja; and the iconic Mas La Plana.To enter:
Fill in the answers to all 100 questions, plus other required details at
Email the answers to all 100 questions, numbered 1 to 100, with your name, address and telephone number, to firstname.lastname@example.org , or Complete entry form in The Irish Times on January 3rd. Closing date: noon on January 11th. Winners will be announced in The Irish Times on January 26th. Terms and conditions on irishtimes.com/christmasquiz.