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The Olympic Games

written by: Eve
 
This trivia quiz deals with the history of The Olympic Games - an international multi-sport event of great magnitude.

Question 1:


Dating back to 776 B.C., the ancient Olympic Games were held in the valley of Olympia in southwestern Greece, to honor this god.
Apollo
Hermes
Zeus
Poseidon

Question 2:


This person, widely regarded as the founder of the modern Olympic Games, presented his ideas of reviving the Olympics at a 1894 congress, held in Paris.
Pierre de Coubertin
Harold Abrahams
Gaston Doumergue
Father Henri Martin Didon

Question 3:


The parade of the nations is part of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Since the1928 Summer Olympics, which nation traditionally leads the parade?
The country with the most medals from the last Olympics
The first country in alphabetical order
The host country
Greece

Question 4:


One of the most important symbols of the Olympic Games is the flag with five interlocking rings representing the unity of the continents. The rings appear in five colours, on white background. Why were the colours red, blue, green, yellow, and black chosen for the rings?
Because each of these colours is a symbol of one of the continents
Because each country at that time had one of these colours in its national flag
Because these are the colours of Nature
None of these

Question 5:


During these Summer Olympics, 11 members of the Israeli team were taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian terrorists.
Montreal 1976
Los Angeles 1984
Barcelona 1992
Munich 1972

Question 6:


This animal, possessing qualities such as resistance, strength and liveliness, was the first Olympic animal mascot, chosen for the1972 Munich Olympic games.
Amik, the beaver
Sam, the eagle
Waldi, the dachshund
Cobi, the dog

Question 7:


This advertising slogan of Nike triggered harsh criticism during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, because it was in contradiction with the Olympic principles.
‘You don’t win silver – you lose gold’.
‘Common sense. Uncommon results’
‘Nobody is perfect. My name is nobody’.
‘Exceed. Why compromise?’.

Question 8:


This person, president of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001, was criticised for widespread corruption in IOC members during his term, as well as for his ties with the former fascist government in his country.
Juan Antonio Samaranch
Joao Havelange
Franco Carraro
Thomas Bach

Question 9:


The first official Winter Olympic games, initially called ‘The International Winter Sports Week', were held in 1924 in this Alpine town.
Chamonix
Bormio
Davos
Kitzbuhel

Question 10:


The International Olympic Committee, created in June of 1894 to revive the Olympic Games, is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement. It is based in which city?
Davos
Geneva
Lausanne
Paris

 


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