Sue Barker hosts the fast-paced sports quiz with regular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. They are joined by Nico Rosberg, Chris Hoy, Colin Jackson and Amy Williams.
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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Hello and welcome to an all-star A Question of Sport.
On Tuffers' team tonight, it is an Olympic gold rush.
Would you please welcome Amy Williams and Sir Chris Hoy?
And alongside Matt, it is world champion athlete Colin Jackson.
Hang on a minute, Matt. A bit light on numbers.
No, we have it covered, Sue.
-We have it covered.
-That's what you think.
No, me and Col have got it covered.
-But if you could choose someone to have on your world
-champion panel, who would it be?
-I mean, well, Colin's fast.
Was fast. So, maybe someone very, very, very fast.
-Like motor racing.
Well, you are in luck.
Funny you should say that because, ladies and gentlemen,
please welcome the 2016 Formula 1 world champion, it's Nico Rosberg.
Have a seat. Have a seat.
Have a seat. That's as friendly as you are allowed to be to that side.
Do you know what you've let yourself in for,
Nico, by any chance?
No, I'm a bit nervous, to be honest.
Well, it's lovely to have you here.
OK, we are going to get things started
and we're going to start with a picture board.
And we're coming right over to Matt, your team.
You've got 60 seconds to get through a maximum of 12 pictures
so, if you know, just shout it out.
We are going to start with number nine, please, Sue.
-Col... Col... Col...
-Erm... Erm... Erm...
-We're counting on you here.
Move on. Ten.
-Oh, that's Felipe Nasr.
Good shout. 12.
-That's Ben Morgan.
Oh, Geraint, Geraint, Geraint...
-Hughes. Jones! Jones!
-Ultimate fighter... Cleverly.
-Yes, it is.
-Ah, there we go.
Five, five, five.
Oh, that's Becky James.
Aries Merritt. Aries Merritt.
Yes, it is, well done.
Oh, there you go.
The only one you missed out was the British sprinter Desiree Hendry.
Yes, but anyway, great.
11 scored. Great start.
Tuffers, over to your team.
Number one, please.
Oh, the new boy.
What's his name? Oh.
-Oh, move on.
-Buchli. Matthijs Buchli.
Oh, Scottish rugby...
-That's Ireland, isn't that?
Heaslip. Jamie Heaslip. 11.
-Yes. It is.
You just missed out on the England batsman, Keaton Jennings.
Scored 100 on his debut.
Yes. Very well done to your team.
At the end of the opening round, the teams are tied, both on 11.
It's sports action time now.
So, teams, you need to watch carefully, make a note of who
you see and when you think the action is taking place.
'They've never won a medal in the swimming pool.
'It's going to be really tight. Oh, I think it's Meilutyte...it is!
'Gold medal to Ruta Meilutyte.'
..Gethin Jenkins is really going to score...
He is! Gethin Jenkins!
He's won. Dreams come true.
Defoe. That's a lovely touch. Lampard! England!
-Oh, it's in.
-That surely crossed the line.
Graeme Dott of Scotland beats Peter Ebdon.
Oh, he's done it. Andrew Hall.
He is something, this guy.
Here's two at the bull's-eye for the title.
Yes! What a shot to win the World Championship.
Completely lost me there, by the way.
-Throwing in the Germany-England game there as well,
-just for good measure.
-It's now time for the questions.
Take a look at the board.
Each square represents a different year.
You're going to take it in turns to match a piece of action that you've
just seen to the square on the board
that you think took place in the same year.
Matt, you are going to start.
I think we're going to go with...
-Your 100% with that one, aren't you?
I think we're going to go with the...
-Nico is saying it's 2009.
Is the right answer.
Well done, team.
-Have you got any you are sure about?
I think the cricket was 2000.
Which picture are you going to...
-..match it up with?
-We're going to go with top left, 2000.
No, it isn't.
No, it isn't. So, back to you, Daws.
-You go for this one, Colin.
-Go for this one.
Go for that one. That's a sure one.
-Go on, Colin.
-We'll start with bottom right...
What do we think now, then? Let's have a little think.
-Little bit confused.
-No, we're not. We're on the ball here.
Shall we just plummet? Go for it?
Shall we go for that again?
We'll have a go over the same square, in 2000 or...
Perhaps Nadal. Perhaps Nadal.
Or 2015, what we think it might be that?
-Could have been.
-Yeah, he was strong then.
-Yeah. He was.
-Go for it.
-Go on, then. Sue, we are going to go with the...
Rebecca Romero and Nadal.
Back in the game. Last guess each.
Have you got another one, Daws?
I think... I think Nico was pretty confident.
-Yeah, pretty sure on this one.
-It's bottom middle.
-That is the legend himself, AP McCoy.
-And the horse was...
What was? What did we say - Don't Push It?
That was right, yeah, good shout.
-And that matches with?
-We matched that up with 2010,
Euro Cup, soccer.
-World Cup, sorry.
It is. Yes. Well done. Spot on.
And, Tuffers, last one.
-And you're matching it with the rugby?
Oh, it could be 2005.
That's definitely 2006.
So, 2005 might be the football.
But then I thought that was the cricket.
Gethin Jenkins, 2005, with the football.
I'm not sure how you got there, but you did.
-What was the cricket?
-Where's the cricket?
The cricket was 2003
with Jonny Wilkinson.
Darts was 2000 with Cathy Freeman
and snooker was the same
as Shelley Redmond in 2006.
-You got that one as well.
-At the end of the round, Phil is on 13,
Matt's team in front on 14.
Well, Nico, Chris and I have come out here in front of a magnificent car.
A great season.
Lifetime dream achieved,
but it didn't come easy to win the last few races, did it?
Well, it's never going to be easy if Lewis Hamilton is my team-mate,
so it was always going to be a great battle.
He's a great competitor. Very fast, of course.
He was a world champion. But, yeah, it's awesome
and unbelievable that it worked out in the end.
I still catch myself... Like, last night,
I couldn't sleep at 1am and suddenly I went back into thoughts and I
punched the air. I was like...
I still get these small,
crazy moments where I realise that it's actually happened.
Did you party in style?
I can confirm I'm a double world champion because I also became
-Party World Champion.
So, I'm very, very proud of that,
just as much as of the other achievement.
I don't know, Nico, if you know, but Sir Chris Hoy over here...
I mean, he's won so many Olympic gold medals but now, Chris,
you've raced in Le Mans.
-Change of career.
-Yeah, the 24-hour race this year.
Bit of a boyhood dream. Always been a massive fan of motorsport,
so to get that chance was just incredible. I've never actually been
in an F1 car. I don't think I'd fit in this one here.
I think it's a little bit slim for the hips.
Yeah, a little bit tight. Cyclists tend to have bigger legs, so, yeah,
I don't think I'd fit in it but...
Yeah, I'd love to. I've been a big fan of F1 for many years.
Watched F1. So, yeah, big fan.
So, the big question is, have you sent in your application?
Because you might be in with a chance.
-To get the race driver for next year.
-If I can fit in it.
-But you have to start slimming down now, yeah?
-Because it's going to be tight.
-I like the mince pies too much.
You know, it's Christmas time.
-So you have or you haven't?
And you say, every kid in motor racing,
this is the one thing they want to win, to be Formula 1 World Champion.
You have done that.
Now the big question is, are you going to be a Question of Sport champion?
Ah. Well, we have Matt on our team, so it's looking very, very good.
With all due respect.
OK, let's get back to it. Thank you.
Coming to you, CJ.
-Do you want home or away?
You know Matty wants to go away.
-Of course he does.
-You know he wants to do.
Go big or go home.
Did you hear that?
I'm going big, Sue, I'm going away.
Right. Since 1994...
Oh, OK. I was alive.
Which three countries have won the men's Olympic ice hockey gold medal?
We've definitely got to go for Canada.
-Should we shoot that one?
-Go for it.
-We'll shoot that one.
We're going Canada for one of them.
-Is that right?
-I'll tell you when you give me the three.
Oh, that's harsh, that.
Your second one is...?
Go on, you go with the second one.
-Sweden. And one more.
-Yeah, we'll go for USA.
That's where they all play NHL, don't they?
Yeah, they've got to have won one.
It's very strange to me that Russia and Czech haven't won then.
Oh, we haven't picked Russia yet.
Oh, chuck Russia in there.
Might as well chuck them in the mix.
Because a lot of the Russians play in the NHL, don't they?
Do we think Canada, Russia, Sweden? That doesn't sound right, somehow.
-Shall we go Canada, Russia, United States?
Or Canada, Russia, Czech?
Are you...? Surely you're more decisive when you're driving.
You're just like... "It's a bit left, bit right."
It's... Nailed it!
Shall we go for Russia?
What about Finland? I'm half Finnish!
-That could be a good call.
-They came close for sure.
-Right, go with it.
No, they're not Olympic champions.
-Yeah, no, no, they're not.
Three answers we need.
I like it. I like it.
Which three are you going with?
-We're going Canada...
-You have two points.
-Two's all right.
-Two's all right.
Two's all right. Two's all right.
Let's see what the third one is.
The two you got right was Canada
-So, one point on offer.
So, we think USA or Czech Republic and we are going for USA, Sue.
-Well done. Well done, boys. We had it.
-That was a good one.
-That was a good one.
-Home or away?
-Shall we go away?
Here we go. Which three current Championship teams have played
in the Champions League since it began in 1992?
Well, Newcastle is one, Sue.
I'll accept that as one answer.
Oh, that could be a good...
That's a good shout. That could be a good shout.
Yeah, that's a good shout.
-Have you got Aston Villa, no?
-Yeah, Villa could be.
-What are you going to go for?
Newcastle, Blackburn, Aston Villa.
Two points. Two points.
Oh, it's not Villa.
Aston Villa was the wrong one.
It goes for a bonus point, Daws.
We'll go with Leeds.
Is the right answer. Leeds United.
So, Nico, over to you now.
Home or away?
I'm going to go for...home.
Of the seven drivers who scored 100 or more points in the 2016
World Championship, who is the only one yet to win a Grand Prix?
-I think it would be that guy.
-He's not won one, has he? Has he won?
-No, he's not.
-And he's scored more than 100?
I'm just going to throw this in the bin, because he's got it right.
Have you gone completely nuts?
No, we've got a bin here!
CHEERING AND LAUGHTER
That is the most magnificent trophy.
-Tell us the story of when you went to the nightclub.
That reminds me of Sunday night, after winning the race in Abu Dhabi.
We had this trophy at our table in the nightclub and the waiter
comes by, really excited, piles in the - what are they?
Ice cubes and shoves in the champagne bottle.
He thought it was an ice bucket.
-What do you call it?
-It's a proper ice bucket, that.
-Proper ice bucket.
So, no, for sure, very proud of this of course and very emotional
for me is also that...
The first thing I did when I saw the trophy was go check where my dad is,
because he's on there as well.
So, that's one of the most special things for me that I managed to
-achieve the same feat as my dad did 34 years ago.
Would you put the bin back?
I was only joking. I didn't mean any disrespect.
It is a beautiful, beautiful trophy.
It is. A stunning trophy. And I love the signatures on it, personalised.
I think you've got the answer as well, haven't you?
Oh, have I got the answer?
-Are we sure about that?
-Well, if he's scored more than 100 points,
-I'm not sure he scored more than 100, but I think so.
-Go for it.
-Go for it. So, we'll try Perez.
It was, yes. Sergio Perez.
Well done. And, Chris, home or away?
We're being a bit loose over this side. We're being a bit loose.
Go on. It's up to you. It's up to you.
Other than Wembley, which three grounds have hosted Rugby League's
Challenge Cup final since 2000?
That's not a bad shout.
Millennium might be one.
Did they have won at Twickenham? That's not a bad shout.
-That's a great shout!
No, it's a great shout.
No, no, not Scotland.
Like a football stadium.
What other stadiums...?
-Right, we're going to go with Millennium Stadium.
-We're going to go with Twickenham and...
-What's the football stadium up north?
What about St James' Park?
-What a great shout.
-Let's just do it.
Sir James' Park.
-Oh, not bad, though.
We'll take that.
You've got it. Old Trafford.
No. You had it, too.
-Twickenham. Old Trafford.
Murrayfield was the other one.
You get the bonus point.
End of the round, Phil is on 17,
Matt's team in front on 19.
We have delved into the archive and have six international stars for you
to guess tonight. OK?
Yeah, we're going to show you them one after the other.
There's six international sports stars.
OK, here we go.
MUSIC: Fossils by Circa Waves
-So, I know it's tricky.
You're going to take it in turns to answer and there's a bit of a clue.
On the board are each of their nationalities.
You need to pick a flag and tell me who you think you saw from that country.
Phil, as you're trailing, you can go first.
South Africa, Louis Oosthuizen.
Is the right answer, yes.
OK, so we're going to try the first one being Mark Webber.
So, you're picking the Aussie flag with Mark Webber, and it is...
-Well done. Mark Webber.
-That's Denmark, so that's Wozniacki, isn't it? Is she Danish?
-I think it is.
-Who was the blonde girl?
-Go for it if you're convinced.
Wait a minute, I've just worked out who that is.
Oh, good! Well, keep that because we've got that.
For the... Which flag?
For the Denmark one. Of course it is.
Well done. Caroline Wozniacki.
I think the Irish...
Golfer/rugby player, Ronan O'Gara.
Well done. Yes, it is.
Mexico and USA.
-Go on, that's a great shout.
Well, I don't know any other Mexicans.
-We don't know any other.
No! It isn't.
So, last guess for you.
I think the United States is an athlete.
I think her name is Allyson Felix.
Well done, it's Allyson Felix.
Yes, well done.
Did you have the one from Mexico?
Former Manchester United striker?
-Yes, it was.
Oh, the little chica... Chica-ti... Chica-ti... Chicharito.
Well, at the end of that round, Phil is on 19, Matt further ahead now -
he's on 22.
The captains will be up in the middle for our final round.
it is the Sprint Finish and Tuffers, you are first.
Come on. Let's do it. Come on.
-Time starts now.
-If it's not the final, you go through the...
-to get there.
-It's not cold.
-Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Oh, you put your foot on them.
Olympic hosts 2018.
No, yeah, not... North.
Korea. South Korea.
Correct. America and...
Scottish number 15.
-Full-back. Gavin Hastings.
-HE IMITATES BOTTLE OPENING
You've got... What do you go down on?
Yes. The rider, one of the riders.
-Sprinter. Jason Kenny?
-No, on the road.
-Cavendish. Mark Cavendish.
-Um, where Chelsea play.
Well done. Good.
Very good. Very good.
Not enough, though.
Seven points scored.
Well done. OK, Matt, up you come.
-More than five and we win it?
-You need five to win.
-Here we go.
-Are you ready?
Your time starts now.
OK, it's the... Bend, it's Nigel Mansell.
Yes, he's one of those.
Oh, if the front of the car and the wings on a Formula 1 car,
are there to help you with...
-Yes, they are!
Oh, um, move on.
Move on! No idea.
Yeah, yeah. You're doing this...
-Yeah, and what's this there?
-Oh, yes, it is!
What am I doing now?
-Yeah, what do I use?
-I do, yeah. I do.
Oh, he is... He is...
He is the boss of...Red Bull.
-Yes. He is.
And here we go.
-"On your marks, get set, go." Starting blocks.
-Yes. Yes. We...
So sorry, boys!
What a team.
You needed five, you scored six.
You're the winners tonight!
APPLAUSE AND LAUGHTER
A huge thank you to all of our guests tonight -
Amy, Chris, CJ and to Nico.
A big thank you to all of you and we'll see you very soon,
but from all of us here on A Question of Sport,
have a very happy New Year. Bye-bye.
Sue Barker hosts the fast-paced sports quiz with regular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. The team are joined by Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg, Olympic great Chris Hoy, world champion Colin Jackson and Winter Olympic star Amy Williams.