City A.M.'s Devilishly Difficult 2017 Sports Quiz Part 2: The odd and business stories from the sporting year

 
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It has been another vintage year of sporting drama, from the triumphs of Anthony Joshua and Lewis Hamilton to the disappointments of England’s failed Ashes defence and Usain Bolt’s anticlimactic farewell.

But as the dust settles on 2017, how much have you remembered about those defining moments, or the storylines playing out off the field, such as Neymar’s world record transfer?

Handily, you can answer that question – and separate the Pep Guardiolas of sporting trivia from the Frank de Boers – by taking our fiendishly difficult quiz.

Part one focuses on the year’s winners and losers.

Part two below is about some of the more offbeat stories and the world of sport business.

Jonny Bairstow and Ben Duckett landed in hot water for alcohol-related misadventures on England’s Ashes tour to Australia. Both incidents took place in the same bar – in which city?

What item did Wladimir Klitschko have sewn into the dressing gown he wore before losing his blockbuster fight to Britain’s Anthony Joshua?

The arrival of what on the Oval outfield caused the abandonment of Surrey’s match with Middlesex?

What was Ronnie O’Sullivan granted special permission to wear at the English Open?

How did Eddie Jones explain the black eye and head wound he sported at the Six Nations launch?

In which sport did Sir Bradley Wiggins attempt to launch a second career?

What illness did Botswana’s Isaac Makwala overcome to reach the final of the men’s 200m at the World Athletics Championships?

What liquid was thrown in the tunnel fracas between Manchester United and Manchester City staff and players?

Which notable racehorse owner accused handicappers of anti-Irish bias ahead of the Grand National?

What was unusual about the fastest British male finisher in the London Marathon?

Manchester United topped Deloitte’s ranking of the world’s richest football clubs. How many English teams featured in the top 20?

Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Conor McGregor was billed as the biggest ever pay-per-view event but sold less than which previous bout?

Which tech giant made a major play in sports broadcasting by buying rights for 37 tournaments on the men’s ATP tennis tour?

What sum in Euros did Paris Saint-Germain pay to sign Neymar in a new world record football transfer?

Which major sponsor severed its ties with the International Olympic Committee after 41 years?

What did Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw do on the touchline that earned him a £375 fine for infringing betting rules?

What were NBA teams allowed to do for the first time this year?

To which divisive political figure did Damon Hill compare Formula One’s new owners, Liberty Media?

Which former European champions upset supporters by replacing their historic club badge with a new logo comprised of one letter?

Which cities were awarded the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games?

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