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Swimmers are Pointless

British swimmers past and present featured on the BBC quiz show “Pointless” last week when one of the rounds asked contestants to recognise them from their pictures. 100 people had previously been asked the same question and the aim of the quiz is to identify the answer which the fewest of those 100 gave correctly.

The swimmers featured were not obscure and anyone with any interest in British swimming should have been able to identify all 5 (albeit that younger fans may have struggled with some of the vintage swimmers), but the scores say quite a lot for the profile of swimming in the UK. Mind you, it’s not all bad, previous editions of the show have had fewer than 60 people being able to name the British Prime Minister…See how many you can get.