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When was the last time that tug of war was an official Olympic sport?
1920 - A country was permitted to have more than one team entered into this event.
Where were the first modern Olympics held?
Athens - The first modern Olympics were hosted by Athens. Fourteen nations participated.
What tragic event almost ruined the 1972 Olympics?
a. A plane crash
b. A boating accident
c. Athletes taken hostage
d. A bus accident
Athletes taken hostage - Eleven coaches and athletes were killed along with a German police officer and five terrorists.
Who holds the record for the most Olympic medals as of 2012?
a. Michael Phelps
b. Alexander Dityatin
c. Larisa Latynina
d. Mark Spitz
Larisa Latynina - Larisa was a Russian gymnast. She has 18 Olympic medals.
Michael Phelps holds the current record (as of 2012) for the most gold medals at a single Olympic game. What sport did Michael compete in?
Swimming - Michael is going to compete at the 2012 games.
Where were the 2008 Olympic Summer Games held?
Beijing - The games ran from August 8th to the 24th.
What was the motto of the Beijing games?
a. Inspire a Generation
b. Dare To Dream
c. The Celebration of the Century
d. One World, One Dream
One World, One Dream - Every Olympic Game has a unique motto.
Which country, as of 2010, has the most Olympic gold medals?
c. Great Britain
USA - The USA has 1018 gold medals.
The very first record of the Olympics was in what year?
a. 1558 BC
d. 776 BC
776 BC - The 'Stade' race was the only event.
The games were held as a tribute to which god?
Zeus - To honor Zeus, 100 oxen were sacrificed.
Which country has the most Olympic medals as of 2010?
a. Soviet Union
USA - The USA has a combined total of 2548 medals.
Which was the first movie to feature the Olympic Games?
a. Nine and Three-Fifth Seconds
b. The Olympic Hero
c. Charlie Chan as the Olympics
d. A Million to One
Nine and Three-Fifth Seconds - The movie was released in 1925. It is about a sprinter.
Which color is not one of the Olympic rings?
White - The other two rings are green and yellow.
The original Olympic flag disappeared in 1920. When did it reappear?
2000 - It was stolen as a prank in 1920. The thief had the flag in his suitcase for 77 years.
Who is credited with starting the modern Olympic Games?
a. Pierre de Coubertin
b. Henri de Baillet-Latour
c. Thomas Arnold
d. Dr. William Penny Brookes
Pierre de Coubertin - Coubertin remained honorary president of the IOC until his death in 1937.
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