India’s wins at the Special Olympics
This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the medals won by India at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi. There’s the Sound Kitchen mailbag, music by request from Sabuj Mia, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo above and enjoy!
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This week’s quiz: On 30 March, my colleague Ollia Horton was cooking for you, and she asked you about the special Olympics which had taken place a bit earlier in the month, in Abu Dhabi. Ollia wanted you to write in with the number of medals India won, and she wanted you to be specific: how many gold medals, how many silver medals, and how many bronze medals? Not only that, she wanted you to tell her in which sport India won the most medals.
The answer is: 368 medals in total. Impressive! India won 85 gold, 154 silver and 129 bronze medals. The sport for which they won the most medals is powerlifting: in powerlifting alone, India won 20 gold, 33 silver and 43 bronze medals. Congratulations India!
The winners this week are: All from India this week: from Assam, there’s Debakamal Hazarika, the president of the United RFI Listeners Club, and RFI Listeners Club members Radhakrishna Pillai from Kerala State; Selvaraj from Tamilnadu; Rahematun Nesan from Odisha, and last but not least, Zenon Teles from the Christian - Marxist - Leninist - Maoist Association of Listening DX-ers in Goa.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: Beethoven: “Variation No. Two on Mozart’s Magic Flute”, performed by cellist Lynn Harrell and pianist Victor Ascuncion; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; “The Chariot Procession” from the movie Ben Hur, composed by Miklos Rosza; “Dawganova” by David Grisman, performed by the David Grisman Quintet, and “Multani Kangan Pawade” sung by Noor Jehan.
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