Why May Aussie Olympic Swimmer
Be Banned from London Games? Many water-related stories have been in the news in the past several weeks — including reports connected to the four questions below.
1. Swimming Australia and the Australian Olympic Committee may ban Olympic swimmer Kenrick Monk from participating in the 2012 London Games. Why?
a. He tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
b. He lied about being injured by a hit-and-run driver.
c. He punched one of his teammates in the face.
d. The legality of his Australian citizenship is in dispute.
2. Which Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star recently revealed that he has added swimming to his rigorous prefight training regimen?
a. Kenny Florian b. Josh Grispi
c. Jose Aldo d. Mark Horminick
3. In one city ravaged by an earthquake earlier this year, a woman dressed only in a skimpy bikini showed up at a city council meeting to plead for the speedy reconstruction of a local swimming pool. What city was it?
a. Fukushima, Japan b. Lorca, Spain
c. Port-au-Prince, Haiti d. Christchurch, New Zealand
4. After the original redevelopment plan was widely criticized, the city where the International Swimming Hall of Fame is located has proposed a new plan for redeveloping the facility. Where is the International Swimming Hall of Fame?
a. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. b. La Jolla, Calif.
c. Miami Beach, Fla. d. Virginia Beach, Va.
To find out how many you got right, scroll down.
Here are the answers:
1. b. He lied about being injured by a hit-and-run driver. To learn more, click here.
FYI, according to Wkipedia, the Australian term “P-plater,” which appears in the article linked above, refers to the following:
An applicant for a provisional licence [Australian spelling] must be at least 17 years, held a learner licence for 6 months, and either completed a logbook with an accredited driving instructor, or passed a practical driving test. A provisional licence is valid for 3 years. Provisional drivers must display red on white 'P Plates' for three years, unless they take the Road Ready Plus course after six months, or are over 26 years and have held the licence for 6 months.
2. c. Jose Aldo. To learn more, click here.
3. d. Christchurch, New Zealand. To learn more, click here.
4. a. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. To learn more, click here.
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