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The Summer Olympic Games

Various Questions on the Summer Olympics 25 Questions.

 
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1

What year was the first modern Olympics held?

  • 1900
  • 1896
  • 1892

2

Who hosted the Games in 1920?

  • Paris
  • Amsterdam
  • Antwerp

3

How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win at the 1936 games?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

4

How many Olympic gold medals did Paavo Nurmi win in his career?

  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

5

Who has won the most gold medals in one event over multiple games (event not sport)?

  • Reiner Klimke
  • Aladar Gerevich
  • Carl Lewis

6

In which games were the famous 'Black Power' salutes during the medal presentation?

  • 1964
  • 1968
  • 1972

7

How many Israeli competitors were killed during the 1972 Olmpics?

  • 9
  • 10
  • 11

8

How many gold medals did Mark Spitz win at the 1972 games?

  • 8
  • 6
  • 7

9

Who is the only British Athlete to win a Gold medal at the 1972 games?

  • David Hemery
  • David Jenkins
  • Mary Peters

10

Who was Britain's only medalist in the athletic events at the Montreal Games in 1976?

  • Brendan Foster
  • Steve Ovett
  • Alan Pascoe

11

Who topped the Medal Table at the 1980 Olympics?

  • East Germany
  • Soviet Union
  • USA

12

Teofilo Stevenson won 3 successive Gold Medals between 1972/80 in which sport?

  • Athletics
  • Weightlifting
  • Boxing

13

What was notable about the Women's Marathon at the 1984 Games?

  • New World Record
  • First time it had been held
  • Record number of athletes

14

Roy Jones Jnr lost a controversial decision at the 1988 games,to which Korean boxer?

  • Kim Jang Lee
  • Jang Chen Po
  • Park Si-Hun

15

Which USA Diver won the gold medal at the 1988 games despite hitting his head on the board on the way down?

  • Luke McCormick
  • John Mitchell
  • Greg Louganis

16

Who was Britain's only Gold Medal Cyclist at the 1992 Games?

  • Bradley Wiggins
  • Malcom Elliott
  • Chris Boardman

17

Which Olympic Legend lit the torch at the 1996 Games?

  • Jesse Owens
  • Carl Lewis
  • Muhammad Ali

18

Which Irish Swimmer won 3 Gold Medals at the 1996 games?

  • Michelle Flynn
  • Jackie Smith
  • Michelle Smith

19

Who won the Olympic Men's 100m ahletic crown at the 2000 Games?

  • Carl Lewis
  • Obadele Thompson
  • Maurice Greene

20

Cathy Freeman won in front of her home fans in the 2000 Games, in which athletic event?

  • 400m hurdles
  • 400m
  • 200m

21

Who was Britain's only medalist in Boxing at the 2004 Games?

  • Audley Harrison
  • Amir Khan
  • Richie Woodhall

22

Britain's only Gold Medal in Rowing at the 2004 Games came in which event?

  • Coxless Pair
  • Coxless Four
  • Coxed Eight

23

How many Gold Medals did Michael Phelps win in the swimming pool in 2008?

  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

24

Who won 3 Cycling Gold Medals for Britain in 2008?

  • Bradley Wiggins
  • Mark Cavendish
  • Chris Hoy

25

What was Usain Bolt's world record time in the 100m in 2008?

  • 9.67
  • 9.71
  • 9.69

 

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