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"?
Mexico City (1968)
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.
What do Olympiads VI, XII and XIII have in common?
They were all cancelled
Weather delayed opening ceremonies
All held in Communist countries
Which famous U.S. member of the military finished fifth overall in the pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics?
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?
Australian team mascot
Johnny Weissmuller's swimming trunks
What did the winners of events at the 1900 games in Paris receive for their achievements?
Set of false teeth
Silver Tea services
Freedom of the city
Which country is always first to enter the stadium at the opening ceremony?
The host country
The longest Olympics in history were the 1908 games held in London. How long did they last?
At the Paris Olympics in 1900 what targets were used in the clay pigeon shooting event?
Due to quarrantine regulations, in which country did the 1956 Melbourne equestrian events take place?
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