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Odd Olympic Trivia Quiz

Just a wee quiz on Olympics gone by to keep you ticking over until a half decent one comes on line. Need I remind you : Pictures! 10 Questions.

 
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At which Olympics did we see the introduction of the now obligatory "mascots"?

  • Rome (1960)
  • Mexico City (1968)
  • Tokyo (1964)
  • Munich (1972)

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Due to the fact the number 8 is considered lucky in China, how was it incorporated into the Beijing games?

  • 8 new sports arenas were blessed by Zen monks.
  • 888 polictical prisoners were released
  • 8 new trial events were introduced.
  • The Games began at exactly 8:08:08 p.m. on 8/8/08.

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What do Olympiads VI, XII and XIII have in common?

  • They were all cancelled
  • Weather delayed opening ceremonies
  • Terrorist attacks
  • All held in Communist countries

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Which famous U.S. member of the military finished fifth overall in the pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics?

  • Omar Bradley
  • Chester Nimitz
  • George Patton
  • Douglas McArthur

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What was stolen following the closing ceremony of the 1920 Olympics but returned at a special ceremony at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney by 103-year-old Haig "Hal" Prieste?

  • Olympic torch
  • Australian team mascot
  • Johnny Weissmuller's swimming trunks
  • Olympic flag

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What did the winners of events at the 1900 games in Paris receive for their achievements?

  • Paintings
  • Set of false teeth
  • Silver Tea services
  • Freedom of the city

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Which country is always first to enter the stadium at the opening ceremony?

  • Albania
  • The host country
  • Greece
  • Lilliput

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The longest Olympics in history were the 1908 games held in London. How long did they last?

  • 187 days
  • 230 days
  • 98 days
  • 306 days

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At the Paris Olympics in 1900 what targets were used in the clay pigeon shooting event?

  • Ostrich eggs
  • Real pigeons
  • Frozen chickens
  • Flower pots

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Due to quarrantine regulations, in which country did the 1956 Melbourne equestrian events take place?

  • Sweden
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway

 

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