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Olympic Games (Summer & Winter)

Question: Which city hosted the summer Olympics in 2004?

Answer: Athens

Question: The Olympic torch is lit at which ancient site in Greece?

Answer: Olympia 

Question: Which is the only city to have held the summer Olympic Games on three occasions?

Answer: London – 1908, 1948 and 2012

Question: Which Olympic sport is played with stones and brooms? 

Answer: Curling 

Question: Linford Christie was the oldest person to win have won gold in the 100m at the Olympic Games. At which Games did he achieve this?  

Answer: Barcelona (1992) 

Question: Which Olympic Games were rescheduled to four years after the year for which they were awarded?

Answer: 1948 In 1939 the Games were awarded to London for 1944 but these Games were not held because of the war and were rescheduled afterwards to 1948.

Question: Which track athlete won the gold medal in both the 200 and 400 metres in gold shoes at the 1996 Olympics?  

Answer: Michael Johnson  

Question: Which is the only country to have hosted the Summer Olympics and not win a single gold medal?

Answer: Canada (at the Montreal Olympics in 1976) 

Question: British athlete Mo Farah won gold medals for both 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Name the Finnish athlete who accomplished the same feat in 1972 and 1976? 

Answer: Lasse Virén

Question: In which Olympic Games did women first participate? 

Answer: 1900 Games in Paris

Question: The Olympic Games in 1940 were cancelled.  In which city or cities were they due to be held?  

Answer: Tokyo & Helsinki. Tokyo had been awarded the Games for 1940 but Japan forfeited the Games in July 1938 because they were at war with China. The Games were hurriedly re-organised for Helsinki in Finland but they never took place due to the Second World War.  

Question: At the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, what did British track athlete Bruce Tulloh have in common with  Ethiopia’s Marathon winner Abebe Bikila? 

Answer: They both ran barefoot  

Question: Which Summer Olympic Games was the first to be televised live? 

Answer: Berlin 1936  

Question: Cricket was included for the Olympic Games in 1900. But only two nations entered teams and so in the only match to be played the UK won and was awarded a silver medal.  Who did they beat in the match to be awarded the bronze medal? 

Answer: France