Last night saw the second instalment of the #PitchPubQuiz attended by over 75 leading lights from the sports industry.

MTC emerged victorious beating of stiff competition from the likes of Talk Sport, The Daily Telegraph, LOCOG and Twitter amongst others.

The night was held at the Century club in Soho, hosted by our very own Drew Barrand, who likened himself to a “poor man’s Bob Holness”.  The night brought a mixture of random outbursts of vociferous cheers and grunts as guests found out round by round whether their “educated guesses” had been proven correct or not (mostly the latter).

Pitch would like to say a massive thank you to all those who were in attendance, and also to those who took part in the comfort of their own homes (or the office) by using the #PitchPubQuiz on Twittter. A special thanks must also go to Richard Gillis for providing the tricky but thought-provoking questions for the quiz.

As the questions were posted online during the event, here are the questions and answers from last nights quiz for all you @pitchlondon followers:

ROUND 1: Olympics

1. Which five London boroughs will host the Games?

Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich

5 points

2. What’s the advertised journey time of the Olympic Javelin shuttle from St Pancras to Stratford?

7 minutes

1 point

3. Who recorded the official Olympic Torch Relay song?

Tinchy Stryder

1 point

4. The Opening ceremony procession is always led by which country? and who is always last?

Greece first, Host city last. Alphabetical order in between.

2 points

5. For London 2012 Olympics, 30 venues are hosting 300 events across the UK. 7 sports are taking place at the Excel Centre. Name them.

Table Tennis, Wresting, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Boxing, Fencing, Judo

7 points

6. When was the first Winter Games?


1 point

7. China, Great Britain and USA came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 2008 Paralympic medal table. Who came 4th?


1 point

8. The name of which Olympic sport means ‘School for naked exercise’ when translated from the original greek?


1 point

9. Which are the last two remaining amateur sports competing at the Olympics?

Boxing and wrestling

2 points

10. Olympic announcements are made in three languages. What are they?

English, French, Host language.

3 points

11. Only three countries have competed at every Games since 1896. Who are they?

GB, Switzerland, Australia

3 points

12. Four sports have never been excluded. Which ones?

Athletics, swimming, fencing,  artistic gymnastics.

4 points

13. The Olympic motto is translated in English to ‘Swifter, Higher, Stronger’. What is it in the original Latin?

Citius, Altius, Fortius

3 points

14. How much is an Olympic themed first class stamp?


1 point

15. At which Olympic Games was Walt Disney the head of the opening ceremony committee?

1960 Winter Games, Sqaw Valley in California. Will accept year.

2 points


ROUND 2: Showbiz, Entertainment, News

1. Name Kate Middleton’s parents

Carole and Michael

2 points

2. Name William and Kate’s dog


1 point

3. Which Daily Mail journalist was recently the subject of widely spread ridicule following the publication of an article in which she declared ‘Why do women hate me for being beautiful?’

Samantha Brick

1 point

4. Actor Colin Farrell auditioned for which pop group?


1 point

5. Which actress owns lifestyle tips website

Gwyneth Paltrow

1 point

6. The US presidential elections take place on 6th November this year. Name the Republican candidate going up against President Barack Obama and which is his home state?

Mitt Romney, Massachussetts

2 points

7. It has been revealed that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing allegations of rape and sexual assault, is seeking asylum in London. But at which country’s embassy?


1 point

8. The Amazing Spiderman film hits the UK cinemas this weekend in which our web-slinging hero takes on The Lizard. Which actor plays the bad guy?

Rhys Ifans

1 point

9. Radio 1’s Big Weekend event comes to Hackney this weekend. Name 5 of the publicised acts playing on the main stage over the weekend.

Saturday: Jay-Z , Kasabian, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Example, Rizzle Kicks, Leona Lewis

Sunday: Rihanna, Florence & the Machine, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Plan B, Professor Green

5 points

10. The BBC was roundly criticized for its coverage of the flotilla during the Queen’s Jubilee, in particular a live feature surrounding a discussion on a ‘Jubilee sick bag’. Who was the interviewer and was the interviewee reviewing the sick bag in question?

Fearne Cotton and Paloma Faith

2 points

11. It’s the 40 year anniversary of Watergate. Which newspaper did Woodward and Bernstein work for?

The Washington Post

1 point

12. Can you name Keira Knightley’s rock star fiancé and his band?

James Righton, The Klaxons

2 points

13. How is singer Elizabeth Grant better known?

Lana Del Rey

1 point

14. Greece is at the centre of negotiations regarding a bailout and its continued role in the Eurozone. Name the country’s new Prime Minister.

Antonis Samaras

1 point

15. What connects Jack the Ripper, Kurt Cobain and Bill Clinton?


1 point


ROUND 3: Euro 2012 / General sport

1. What’s the name of the European Championship trophy?

The Henri Delauney Cup, named after the Frenchman who thought up the tournament.

1 point

2. When did Wayne Rooney last score in a major championship and who was it against?

2 v Croatia, Euro 2004

2 points

3. The final of Euro 96 was decided by the first ever golden goal. Who scored it?

Oliver Bierhof, Germany

1 point

4. Who are the three most successful nations in the Euros?

Germany 3 titles, Spain 2, France 2

3 points

5. Eight cities have held games at Euro 2012, 4 in Poland and 4 in Ukraine. Can you name the cities?

Poland – Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw – and four in Ukraine – Donetsk, Lviv, Kharkiv and Kyiv

8 points

6. If Usain Bolt wins the men’s 100m final at London 2012, he will become the first person to successfully defend the Olympic title since Carl Lewis in 1988. Name the 4 athletes who have won Olympic men’s 100m gold in between Lewis and Bolt.

Linford Christie (Barcelona 92), Donavon Bailey (Atlanta 96), Maurice Greene (Sydney 2000), Justin Gatlin (Athens 04)

4 points

7. Jose Maria Olazabal is the 10th European Ryder Cup captain since Tony Jacklin’s team won in 1985. Can you name the other nine?

Jacklin, Gallagher, Ballesteros, James, Woosnam, Langer, Torrance, Faldo, Montgomerie

9 points

8. Rafael Nadal recently won his record-breaking 7th French Open title at Roland Garros. During that run he has beaten 4 different people in the final. Name them.

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Robin Soderling, Mariano Puerta

4 points

9. Which West Indian cricketer recently set the world record for the highest score recorded by a number 11 batsman and what was his score?

Tino Best, 95

2 points

10. Which venue hosts the first London 2012 event and for which sport?

Millennium Stadium, women’s soccer

2 points

11. Stuart Lancaster was recently appointed permanent coach of the England rugby team following his team’s performances during the Six Nations. Name the head coaches of the other 5 national teams in the 2012 Six Nations tournament.

Phillipe Saint-Andre (France), Declan Kidney (Ireland), Jacques Brunel (Italy), Andy Robinson (Scotland), Warren Gatland (Wales)

5 points

12. Camelot could be the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1970. Which three races make up the Triple Crown? Bonus. Which horse last won it?

2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, St Leger Stakes

Nijinsky, 1970

4 points

13. Which Premier League manager’s middle name is Chapman?

Sir Alex Ferguson

1 point

14. Remarkably the first seven F1 races of the 2012 season have resulted in 7 different winners. Can you name which driver won which race?

Australian – Jenson Button

Malaysian – Fernando Alonso

Chinese – Nico Rosberg

Bahrain – Sebastian Vettel

Spanish – Pastor Maldonado

Monaco – Mark Webber

Canadian – Lewis Hamilton

7 points

15. Roy Hodgson has managed twenty clubs and national teams in his career. Five of them are English clubs. Name them.

Bristol City, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Liverpool, West Brom

5 points



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