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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Big Games Quiz | Olympics Sports Trivia

1. Where would the 2012 olympic games be held?
[A]Beijing, China
[B]Athens, Greece
[C]Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
[D]London, Great Britain


2. Which organization selects the host city for Olympic Games?
[A]National Olympic Committee (NOC)
[B]International Olympic Committee (IOC)
[C]Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs)
[D]International Federation of Olympics (IFO)


3. How many countries(nations) participated in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games?
[A]110
[B]166
[C]204
[D]215


4. The Olympic symbol, better known as the Olympic rings, consists of how many intertwined rings?
[A]Five
[B]Six
[C]Seven
[D]Eight


5. The olympic flag was adopted in 1914 but when was the first time the Olympic flag was hoisted?
[A]1916 at Berlin, Germany
[B]1908 at London, Great Britain
[C]1920 at Antwerp, Belgium
[D]1924 at Paris, France


6. When was the Olympic mascot (an animal or human figure representing the cultural heritage of the host country) first introduced in games?
[A]1936
[B]1954
[C]1968
[D]1982


7. What is the motto of the Olympic Games?
[A]Citius, Altius, Fortius
[B]Cadavera Vero Innumera
[C]Carpe Diem
[D]Honor Virtutis Praemium


8. How many sports consists would be there in 2012 Summer Olympics?
[A]20
[B]22
[C]26
[D]35


9. In which year the first modern olympic games held by IOC?
[A]1878
[B]1888
[C]1896
[D]1906


10. Except 3 countries in the world, every other country missed/boycott at least one olympic game. Which of the following 3 countries send a team to every Olympic Games since their inception in 1896?
[A]Australia, Great Britain and Switzerland
[B]Australia, Germany and Switzerland
[C]Austria, Great Britain and Germany
[D]Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland


11. Women athletes were first allowed to compete at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Who was the first woman Olympic champion?
[A]Fanny Durrack
[B]Charlotte Cooper
[C]Mina Wylie
[D]Hélène de Pourtalès


12. Who founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894?
[A]Baron Pierre de Coubertin
[B]Dr William Penny Brookes
[C]John Hulley
[D]E.G. Ravenstein


13. Where was the first Winter Olympics games held in 1924?
[A]St. Moritz, Switzerland
[B]Lake Placid, United States
[C]Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
[D]Chamonix, France


14. How many countries(nations) participated in the first modern olympic games held by IOC?
[A]2
[B]12
[C]14
[D]24


15. Which is the only city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times till 2012 Olympics games?
[A]Athens
[B]Paris
[C]London
[D]Newyork


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