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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.
Rosey Grier
Rafer Johnson
Ray Ewry
Al Oerter

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


Who was Eddie Eagan?
The first person to win gold in the Winter Olympic Games and in the Summer Olympic Games
The first President of the International Olympic Committee
Eddie "The Eagle" was a British skier who won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.
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 refused to accept the medals.
They made a political gesture on the medal stage.
They refused to take a blood test.
They tested positive for steroids.

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 were all given special medals by President Herbert Hoover.
They all became actors and played the same part in different movies.
They all had their pictures on Wheaties boxes.
They all died in abject poverty.

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?
1944-Chicago
1936-Berlin
1900-Paris
1908-London

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

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
Michael Johnson
John Carlos
Bob Hayes

Question 17:


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

 


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