How Much Do You Really Know About The Olympics?

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How Much Do You Really Know About The Olympics? - Quiz


You may think you know the Olympics, but there are some fun twists to the Olympic history that may surprise you. If you think you stand a shot, or are just curious, try your luck and see how much you really know about the Olympics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where were the first ever official modern Olympic Games played in 1924?

    • A.

      Vancouver, Canada

    • B.

      Chamonix, France

    • C.

      Atlanta, GA

    • D.

      Nagano, Japan

    Correct Answer
    B. Chamonix, France
    Explanation
    The first ever official modern Olympic Games were played in Chamonix, France in 1924.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is not a winter olympic sport?

    • A.

      Speed skating

    • B.

      Table tennis

    • C.

      Skeleton

    • D.

      Curling

    Correct Answer
    B. Table tennis
    Explanation
    Table tennis is not a winter Olympic sport. Winter Olympic sports are typically played on ice or snow, such as speed skating, skeleton, and curling. Table tennis, on the other hand, is an indoor sport that is played on a table, making it more suitable for indoor venues rather than winter sports arenas.

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  • 3. 

    Larissa Latynina, a gymnast from the Soviet Union, holds the record for holding the most medals ever at the Olympics, how many does she have?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    D. 18
    Explanation
    Larissa Latynina, a gymnast from the Soviet Union, holds the record for holding the most medals ever at the Olympics. She has a total of 18 medals, making her the most decorated Olympian in history.

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  • 4. 

    The US Olympic Hall of Fame was built in 1983 to recognize American athletes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It was established, but there was never enough funding to build an actual hall.

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  • 5. 

    How long did the longest wrestling match ever last at the Olympics?

    • A.

      2 hours

    • B.

      25 minutes

    • C.

      11 hours

    • D.

      9 hours

    Correct Answer
    C. 11 hours
    Explanation
    Greek Finn Alfred fought Russian Martin Klein for a little over 11 hours, Klein won but was too exhausted to fight for the championship, so he took the silver.

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  • 6. 

    Which one of these continents is not represented by one of the rings?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      America

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      Australia

    • E.

      Antartica

    Correct Answer
    E. Antartica
    Explanation
    Europe is instead.

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  • 7. 

    American Robert Le Gandre set the world record for long jumper at 25 feet and 4 inches taking home the gold.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He did set the world record, but was only able to take home the bronze because the jump was part of a pentahalon competition and he did not finish well enough anywhere else.

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  • 8. 

    Stella the Fella (First woman to break the 12 second barrier in the 100m dash) got her nickname because the Polish woman looked like a male.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    She was a victim in a robbery incident and autospy results showed she was actually a male.

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