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Olympics - Obscure Trivia

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A very difficult quiz on obscure Olympic facts.

Question 1:


This Olympic great was one of Robert F. Kennedy's personal bodyguards.
Rafer Johnson
Rosey Grier
Ray Ewry
Al Oerter

Question 2:


Who was Coroebus?
The man who raced from Marathon to Athens.
The Greek god of sports and the Olympic Games
The man who invented the Olympic Games in 776 b.c.e.
The first winner of an Olympic event in 776 b.c.e.

Question 3:


Who was the first male athlete to win the decathlon and pentathlon at Olympics Games?
Michael Johnson
Ray Ewry
Jim Thorpe
Rafer Johnson

Question 4:


Who was the first man to win gold medals in three straight Olympic Games?
Rafer Johnson
Ray Ewry
Jim Thorpe
Michael Johnson

Question 5:


Who was the first Olympian to win gold in the same event in four straight Olympics.
Jim Thorpe
Michael Johnson
Al Oerter
Rafer Johnson

Question 6:


Who won the first event in the first modern Olympics in 1896?
Pierre de Coubertin
Jim Thorpe
Rafer Johnson
James B. Connolly

Question 7:


Who was Eddie Eagan?
The first person to win gold in the Winter Olympic Games and in the Summer Olympic Games
Eddie "The Eagle" was a British skier who won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.
The first President of the International Olympic Committee
The first American to win an Olympic medal

Question 8:


Tommie Smith won the 200-meter dash in the 1968 Olympics. In that same year, John Carlos came in third in that event. Why were Carlos and Smith banned from the Olympic Games?
They tested positive for steroids.
They refused to accept the medals.
They made a political gesture on the medal stage.
They refused to take a blood test.

Question 9:


Herman Blix, John Weissmuller, Clarence Crabbe, and Glenn Morris were all Americans who won Olympic medals. What else did they have in common?
They all died in abject poverty.
They all became actors and played the same part in different movies.
They all had their pictures on Wheaties boxes.
They were all given special medals by President Herbert Hoover.

Question 10:


An American who won an Olympic gold medal in karate portrayed "Oddjob" in the James Bond movie "Goldfinger".
True
False

Question 11:


What was the first year Olympians marched into the stadium behind their country's flag?
1936-Berlin
1944-Chicago
1908-London
1900-Paris

Question 12:


Margret Abbott was the first female American to win an Olympic event. What was her event?
diving
Golf
100 meters
Tennis

Question 13:


Complete, live color TV broadcasts of the Olympics were featured first in this Olympic year.
1936
1956
1968
1960

Question 14:


Which of the following was the first Olympic Games mascot?
a cartoon character
a panda
an eagle
a kangaroo

Question 15:


Who was the first woman to run 100 meters in under 11 seconds in the Olympics?
Ingrid Swednersen
Margaret Abbott
Asaffa Powell
Evelyn Ashford

Question 16:


Who was the first Olympian to run the 100 meters in under 10 seconds?
Jim Hines
Bob Hayes
John Carlos
Michael Johnson

Question 17:


Which of the following occurred in the 1984 Winter Olympics?
American figure skaters came in 1-2.
Two brothers came in 1-2 in the Alpine Slalom.
The USA won no gold medals.
Russia lead with 112 gold medals.

 


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