Syvum Home Page

Home > Fun > Sports > Olympics > Print Preview

Olympics Quiz II Olympics

Formats Info Page Worksheet / Test Paper Quiz Review
Table | List

Try the Quiz : Quiz on Summer Olympic Games : Olympics Quiz II

About Button apid Just what you need to know!
eview

QUESTION : ANSWER : EXPLANATION
  • Who is known as the Father of Modern Olympics? : Pierre de Coubertin
    - Pierre de Fredy, Baron de Coubertin (commonly referred to as Baron Pierre de Coubertin) was a rich Frenchman. He is deservedly known as the Father of Modern Olympics because his vision founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which led to the staging of the first Modern Olympics in 1896 at Athens, Greece.

  • Where in Greece is the Olympic Flame lit as per tradition? : Olympia
    - The Olympic Flame (or Olympic Torch), a symbol of the Olympic Games, is lit in Olympia, Greece as per tradition and is then transported to the Olympic host city by a relay system.

  • When was the Olympic flag first flown at the Olympic Games? : 1920 Antwerp Olympics
    - The Olympic flag was adopted in 1914, but was first hoisted only at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics because the 1916 Berlin Olympics was cancelled due to World War I. At each celebration of the Games, the Olympic flag is hoisted during the opening ceremony, flown throughout the Games, and lowered at the closing ceremony to signal the end of the Games.

  • What is typically handed over by the host city to the next organizing city at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games? : Olympic flag
    - At the end of each edition of the Olympic Games, the mayor of the host city passes the Olympic flag to the mayor of the next host city.

  • Which city was the first to host the Summer Olympics twice? : Paris
    - Paris was the first city to host the Summer Olympic Games twice. The II Olympiad (from 14 May to 28 October 1900) and the VIII Olympiad (from 4 May to 27 July 1924) were held at Paris in France.

  • Which was the main stadium for the 1900 Summer Olympics in France? : Vélodrome de Vincennes
    - The Vélodrome de Vincennes (officially Vélodrome Jacques Anquetil - La Cipale) in Vincennes near Paris (France) was the main stadium for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games. The opening ceremony as well as the cycling, cricket, football, gymnastics, and rugby union events took place in the velodrome.

  • Who won the gold medal for cricket, when it was last played at the 1900 Paris Olympic Games? : Great Britain
    - At the 1900 Paris Olympics, four teams (Great Britain, France, Belgium, and Holland) were supposed to compete in cricket. Since Belgium and Holland withdrew, only Great Britain played against France in a two-day game. The Great Britain team which won was awarded silver medals and the French team bronze medals. Gold and silver medals were retroactively assigned to Britain and France, respectively, by the International Olympic Committee.

  • In which events did the versatile American sportsman Jim Thorpe win two gold medals at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics? : Pentathlon and Decathlon
    - Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" Thorpe was a versatile American athlete who won two gold medals in the Pentathlon and Decathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He was divested of his medals for violating amateur status rules while playing minor league baseball. His medals were restored in 1983, only 30 years after his death.

  • In which year were the Summer Olympics to be held in Berlin, Germany cancelled due to World War I? : 1916
    - The VI Olympiad (Summer Olympic Games) was to be held at Berlin, Germany in 1916, but was cancelled due to World War I.

  • What is the serial number of the Summer Olympics that were to be held in Berlin (Germany), but were cancelled due to World War I? : VI
    - The VI Olympiad (Summer Olympic Games) was to be held at Berlin, Germany in 1916, but was cancelled due to World War I.

  • In which years were the Summer Olympics cancelled due to World War II? : 1940 and 1944
    - The XII Olympiad (to be held at Tokyo, Japan in 1940) and the XIII Olympiad (to be held at London, United Kingdom in 1944) were the two Summer Olympic Games cancelled due to World War II.

  • What are the serial numbers of the two Summer Olympic Games that were cancelled due to World War II? : XII and XIII
    - The XII Olympiad (to be held at Tokyo, Japan in 1940) and the XIII Olympiad (to be held at London, United Kingdom in 1944) were the two Summer Olympic Games cancelled due to World War II.

  • Name the tennis player whose father represented Iran twice in Olympic boxing. : Andre Agassi
    - Mike Agassi (born Emmanuel Aghassian in 1930) was a member of the Iranian Olympic Boxing squad in the 1948 London Olympics and the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He is the father of the tennis star, Andre Agassi.

  • At the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, which famous American track and field athlete won four gold medals? : Jesse Owens
    - James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens, the American track and field athlete, achieved great fame by winning four gold medals (one each in 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and as a member of the 4 x 100 meter relay team) at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

  • At the 1956 Olympic Games, only the equestrian events were not held in Melbourne.  Where were they held? : Stockholm, Sweden
    - The XVI Olympiad (Summer Olympic Games) was held at Melbourne in Australia from 22 November to 8 December 1956. Only the equestrian events were held at Stockholm in Sweden.

  • In which event did the Australian legend Ric Charlesworth win a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics? : Field Hockey
    - Dr. Richard ("Ric" or "Rick") Ian Charlesworth represented Australia in field hockey at four Olympic Games (1972 Munich Olympics, 1976 Montreal Olympics, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics as captain, and 1988 Seoul Olympics).

  • Which was the chief venue for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow? : Luzhniki Stadium
    - The Luzhniki Stadium or the Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex (previously called the Central Lenin Stadium) in Moscow (Soviet Union) was the main venue for the 1980 Summer Olympic Games. The opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletics, football finals, and individual jumping grand prix events took place in the stadium.

  • Who set the record for the most medals at one Olympic Games by winning eight medals at the 1980 Moscow Olympics? : Alexander Dityatin
    - Alexander Nikolaievich Dityatin, the great Russian gymnast, won eight medals (3 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 1 bronze medal) at the 1980 Moscow Olympics to set an Olympic record for the most medals at one Olympic Games.

  • Who holds the record for the most medals (of any type) at a single celebration of the Olympic Games? : Michael Phelps (twice) & Alexander Dityatin (once)
    - Alexander Nikolaievich Dityatin, the great Russian gymnast, won eight medals (3 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 1 bronze medal) at the 1980 Moscow Olympics to set an Olympic record for the most medals at one Olympic Games. Michael Fred Phelps, the great American swimmer, won eight medals twice (6 gold medals and 2 bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and 8 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics) to equal Dityatin's record for the most medals at one Olympic Games.

  • Who was the first ever women's marathon champion at the Olympic Games? : Joan Benoit
    - Joan Benoit Samuelson, an American runner, won the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, the year the women's marathon was introduced.

  • At the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, which Korean martial art was introduced as a demonstration sport? : Taekwondo
    - Taekwondo (or Tae Kwon Do) is the Korean martial art most popular for its dynamic kicks. It was introduced as an exhibition sport at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and twelve years later was contested as an official sport at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

  • At the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, who won the women's 100-meters gold medal despite having been diagnosed with Graves' disease in 1990? : Gail Devers
    - Yolanda Gail Devers won the gold medal twice in athletics for the US Olympic team. Although she was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 1990, she responded rapidly to radiation therapy. The US athlete was the women's 100-meters champion at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

  • Name the great athlete who starred in 'Endurance,' a movie that chronicles his life and his quest for the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. : Haile Gebrselassie
    - Haile Gebrselassie, the great Ethiopian athlete, won two straight gold medals in the 10000-meter race at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 2000 Sydney Olympics by defeating Paul Tergat.

  • Which stadium features on the medals awarded at the 2008 Beijing Olympics? : Panathinaiko Stadium
    - The Panathinaiko Stadium was the venue for the first modern Summer Olympics in 1896 at Athens and is the only major stadium in the world to be built totally of white marble. The ancient Panathinaiko Stadium features on the medals awarded at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

  • Which two modern sports were blended in the ancient Pankration, a sport introduced in the Greek Olympic Games in 648 B.C.? : Boxing and Wrestling
    - The ancient Pankration (literally meaning 'all powers') or Pancratium, a martial arts sport introduced in the Greek Olympic Games in 648 B.C., was based on a combination of boxing and wrestling.

  • Which Olympic sport has events such as 470 class, Dragon class, Finn class, and Soling class? : Sailing
    - Sailing (or Yachting) has events such as 470 class, 49er class, Dragon class, Europe class, Finn class, Flying Dutchman, Laser class, Sailboard class, Soling class, Star class, Tempest class, Tornado class, and Yngling class.



Try the Quiz : Quiz on Summer Olympic Games : Olympics Quiz II


Contact Info © 1999-2017 Syvum Technologies Inc. Privacy Policy Disclaimer and Copyright
Previous
-
Next
-