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Olympic Games Beijing 2008 - Part I

written by: marcing
 
The stars, glorious moments, interesting facts and flops of the Olympic Games 2008. Check how much you remember.

Question 1:


Michael Phelps (USA, swimming) declared he would set a record by winning 8 gold medals at the Olympic Games in Beijing. How many did he actually win?
7
9
6
8

Question 2:


Which country was represented by the highest number of athletes at the Olympic Games of 2008?
China
USA
India
Russia

Question 3:


Who became the fastest man by setting a world record of 9.69s at the 2008 Olympics' 100m run?
Walter Dix (USA)
Asafa Powell (Jamaica)
Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago)
Usain Bolt (Jamaica)

Question 4:


Athletes representing which discipline were the first to compete during the 2008 Olympic Games?
Football / Soccer
Swimming
Field & Track
Gymnastics

Question 5:


Two of the 2008 Olympic Games competitors, Natalia Partyka (Poland, table tennis) and Natalie du Toit (South Africa, swimming) are known for something very unusual. What do the two Natalys have in common, besides their first names?
They are twin sisters adopted by the different families just after birth; they met during the Olympics for the first time
They competed both in 2008 Olympic Games and 2008 Summer Paralympics
They gave birth just days before the opening ceremony but still managed to take part in their competitions
Aged 13, they were the youngest competitors

Question 6:


Which country took all medals in the 100m women's sprint race at the Beijing Olympic Games?
Jamaica
USA
UK
China

Question 7:


What did Ara Abrahamian (Sweden, wrestling) do at the medal ceremony for 84kg greco-roman event of the 2008 Summer Olympics?
Refused to accept the gold medal
Took off his t-shirt and displayed another with the flag of Tibet
Stepped from the podium, dropped his medal and walked off
Shouted "Russia will pay dearly for attacking Georgia" in his native language, Armenian

Question 8:


The first days of the 2008 Olympic Games were held in the shadow of a military confrontation between Georgia and Russia. In which event did both countries' representatives win medals and embraced on the podium?
Shooting - 10m air pistol, women
Athletics - shot put, women
Judo - 66kg, men
Weightlifting - 48kg, men

Question 9:


Yelena Isinbayeva has often been referred to as the 'tsarina of pole vault,' so it was not a surprise when she won the event at the Beijing Olympics. She also set a world record, by jumping this high.
6.00
5.05
5.00
6.05

Question 10:


Kirsty Coventry won four medals and set a new world record in the 200m backstroke at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Which country did she represent?
UK
Zimbabwe
USA
Australia

Question 11:


Afghanistan, a poor war-torn country, managed to win a medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Which discipline was it in?
Table tennis
Shooting
Weightlifting
Taekwondo

Question 12:


How many of the four top-seeded female tennis players made it to the semifinals at 2008 Summer Olympics?
1
All
None
3

Question 13:


During the men's 200m sprint at the Beijing Olympic Games, the second and third athletes were disqualified. What for?
For false-start
For their public support of Tibet
For doping
For running outside of their tracks

Question 14:


What two teams competed in the finals of the men's football (soccer) tournament at the Beijing Olympics?
USA-Brazil
Argentina-Nigeria
Brazil-Argentina
USA-China

 


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