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Olympic Cities

written by: denmother
 
How many of the cities that have hosted the modern Olympic games can you identify?

Question 1:


What was the first Asian city to host the Olympics, in 1964?
Sapporo
Tokyo
Seoul
Nagano

Question 2:


Which city hosted the first modern Olympiad in 1896?
Moscow
Paris
Athens
Rome

Question 3:


Where were the winter Olympics held in 1960, the first time the host country won the gold medal in ice hockey?
Calgary
Squaw Valley
Oslo
Lake Placid

Question 4:


In what year did Berlin host the Olympics, allowing Germany to use the event as a Nazi propaganda tool?
1940
1944
1932
1936

Question 5:


Which city hosted the first Olympics not held in a leap year?
Paris
Sydney
Nagano
Lillehammer

Question 6:


Ice hockey was first played in the 1920 Olympics, which were held in what city?
Antwerp
Montreal
Lake Placid
Chamonix

Question 7:


Of the following countries, which one did NOT host both the winter and summer Olympics in the same year?
Germany
Japan
France
United States

Question 8:


In 1970, the American city of Denver was selected to host the 1976 winter Olympics, but the Games were moved to Innsbruck instead. Why?
A massive strike by construction workers made it impossible to finish all the facilities in time.
Coloradans voted not to pay the expenses associated with hosting the Olympics.
Several countries threatened to boycott the games because of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
The International Olympic Committee rescinded their decision when proof of bribery came to light.

Question 9:


When were the Olympics held south of the equator?
1996 and 2000
Never
1956 and 2000
1952 and 2004

Question 10:


No communist country has ever hosted the Olympics.
False
True

Question 11:


Which city has been chosen to host the 2012 Olympics, thus becoming the first three-time Olympic host city?
Los Angeles
Innsbruck
London
Paris

Question 12:


What city was awarded the 1920 Olympics "to honor the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people" during World War I?
Antwerp
Brussels
Gent
Charleroi

Question 13:


What city hosted the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984?
Barcelona
Los Angeles
Rome
Montreal

Question 14:


In which city did a 2002 figure skating judging scandal result in the awarding of two Olympic gold medals?
Lillehammer
Innsbruck
Salt Lake City
Calgary

Question 15:


Which city's retractable dome stadium wasn't completed in time for the 1976 Olympics due to a construction strike?
Munich
Montreal
Moscow
Seoul

Question 16:


In which city did a bomb explode during the 1996 Olympics, resulting in two deaths?
Nagano
Atlanta
Munich
Moscow

Question 17:


What 1968 Olympic city's altitude was responsible for many track and field records being broken because of the rarefied air?
Denver
Mexico City
Helsinki
Rome

Question 18:


In what city did the same skier win all three Olympic alpine events for the first time in history, in 1956?
Torino
Oslo
Grenoble
Cortina D'Ampezzo

Question 19:


What city hosted the 1998 debut of snowboarding as an official Olympic sport?
Nagano
Salt Lake City
Torino
Albertville

Question 20:


Which previous Olympic city hosted the equestrian events of 1956, five months before the rest of the games took place in Melbourne?
Stockholm
Amsterdam
St. Louis
Helsinki

Question 21:


What city hosted the first Olympics to include the U.S.S.R., in 1952?
Helsinki
Melbourne
Rome
Amsterdam

Question 22:


Which of the following events marred the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich?
Three boxing judges were accused of bribery after they awarded the decision to a South Korean light middleweight who was dominated by his American opponent.
Eleven Israeli athletes were killed after being kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists.
The marathon winner was found to have run only a portion of the race, hitching a ride for several miles before returning to the course.
The quarters of several Austrian athletes were raided as part of a massive doping investigation.

Question 23:


Where were the summer Olympics held in 1992, when a black African woman won a gold medal for the first time?
Amsterdam
Sydney
Los Angeles
Barcelona

Question 24:


The 1960 Summer Olympics, the first to be fully covered by television, were held in which city?
Innsbruck
Tokyo
Rome
Grenoble

Question 25:


What city hosted the Olympics in 1994, only two years after the previous games were held?
Barcelona
Albertville
Lillehammer
Atlanta

 


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