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Olympics - Obscure Trivia
A very difficult quiz on obscure Olympic facts.
This Olympic great was one of Robert F. Kennedy's personal bodyguards.
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.
Who was the first male athlete to win the decathlon and pentathlon at Olympics Games?
Who was the first man to win gold medals in three straight Olympic Games?
Who was the first Olympian to win gold in the same event in four straight Olympics.
Who won the first event in the first modern Olympics in 1896?
Pierre de Coubertin
James B. Connolly
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
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.
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.
An American who won an Olympic gold medal in karate portrayed "Oddjob" in the James Bond movie "Goldfinger".
What was the first year Olympians marched into the stadium behind their country's flag?
Margret Abbott was the first female American to win an Olympic event. What was her event?
Complete, live color TV broadcasts of the Olympics were featured first in this Olympic year.
Which of the following was the first Olympic Games mascot?
a cartoon character
Who was the first woman to run 100 meters in under 11 seconds in the Olympics?
Who was the first Olympian to run the 100 meters in under 10 seconds?
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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