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Modern Olympic Games

written by: Tomatoman
 
General knowledge questions about the modern Olympic Games. Are you gold medal material?

Question 1:


When was the International Olympic Committee founded?
1894
1898
1896
1900

Question 2:


The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games have been scheduled to include 28 sports and how many separate events?
301-350
151-200
201-250
251-300

Question 3:


80% of the competitors in the 1904 Olympic games were from which country?
France
Greece
The USA
Australia

Question 4:


Roughly how many television viewers watched the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia over the whole course of the event?
3.8 billion
38 billion
38 million
3.8 million

Question 5:


Which were the first modern Olympic Games to be subject to a boycott by more than one country?
1920, Antwerp
1956, Melbourne
1936, Berlin
1980, Moscow

Question 6:


Members of which Olympic team were taken hostage by the terrorist group Black September during the 1972 Munich games?
United States of America
Israel
Canada
Ethiopia

Question 7:

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At which games was the now-familiar Olympic Rings Flag first flown?
Berlin, 1936
Melbourne, 1956
Antwerp, 1920
St Louis, 1904


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Question 8:


The Olympic Flame was introduced in 1928 and carrying it in a relay in the lead-up to each game began in 1936. Where in Greece is the flame lit at the start of the relay?
Olympus
Athens
Olympia
Rhodes

Question 9:


The Olympic motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius" embodies the spirit of the Olympic movement. What is the English translation of these Latin words?
Bigger, Better, Cleaner
Swifter, Higher, Stronger
Faster, Taller, Tougher
Quicker, Shorter, Better

Question 10:

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The Olympic medals awarded for first, second and third places are made of solid gold, silver and bronze, respectively.
True
False


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