Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which country won 18 medals to lead the way at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics?

    • A.

      Norway

    • B.

      The Netherlands

    • C.

      Soviet Union

    • D.

      East Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Soviet Union
    Explanation
    The Soviet Union won 18 medals to lead the way at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics.

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  • 2. 

    What distinction does the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics have?

    • A.

      First Winter Olympics In Asia

    • B.

      First Olympics With China Competing

    • C.

      Olympics In Most Northern Location

    • D.

      First Olympics In Asia

    Correct Answer
    A. First Winter Olympics In Asia
    Explanation
    The 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics holds the distinction of being the first Winter Olympics to be held in Asia. This event marked a significant milestone in the history of the Olympic Games, as it expanded the reach and global representation of the Winter Olympics. The decision to host the games in Sapporo, Japan not only showcased the city's capability to organize a successful international sporting event but also highlighted the growing interest and participation in winter sports in Asia.

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  • 3. 

    Which team won the hockey gold medal at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics?

    • A.

      Soviet Union

    • B.

      Sweden

    • C.

      United States

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. Soviet Union
    Explanation
    The Soviet Union won the hockey gold medal at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics.

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  • 4. 

    Who won three of the four men's speedskating gold medals at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics?

    • A.

      Hasse Borjes

    • B.

      Ard Schenk

    • C.

      Jan Bols

    • D.

      Roar Gronvold

    Correct Answer
    B. Ard Schenk
    Explanation
    Ard Schenk won three out of the four men's speedskating gold medals at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics.

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  • 5. 

    Japan won their first ever Winter Olympics gold medal in what event at Sapporo in 1972?

    • A.

      Speedskating

    • B.

      Cross Country Skiing

    • C.

      Figure Skating

    • D.

      Ski Jumping

    Correct Answer
    D. Ski Jumping
    Explanation
    In 1972, Japan won their first ever Winter Olympics gold medal in Ski Jumping at Sapporo. This event involves athletes skiing down a ramp and then launching themselves into the air, with judges scoring them based on distance and style. Japan's victory in this event marked a significant milestone for the country in Winter Olympics history.

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  • 6. 

    Which 17-year-old won both the women's downhill and the giant slalom at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics?

    • A.

      Marie-Therese Nadig

    • B.

      Olga Pall

    • C.

      Annemarie Proll

    • D.

      Nancy Greene

    Correct Answer
    A. Marie-Therese Nadig
    Explanation
    Marie-Therese Nadig is the correct answer because she was the 17-year-old skier who won both the women's downhill and the giant slalom at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics. Olga Pall, Annemarie Proll, and Nancy Greene are not the correct answers as they did not achieve this feat at the mentioned Olympics.

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  • 7. 

    At the 1972 Sapporo Games, who won the Slalom gold medal by the then smallest margin of victory?

    • A.

      Barbara Cochran

    • B.

      Claudia Giordani

    • C.

      Danielle Debernard

    • D.

      Annie Famose

    Correct Answer
    A. Barbara Cochran
    Explanation
    Barbara Cochran won the Slalom gold medal at the 1972 Sapporo Games by the then smallest margin of victory.

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  • 8. 

    Diane Holum was the flag bearer for the U.S. and won what event at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics?

    • A.

      1500m Speed Skating

    • B.

      Downhill Skiing

    • C.

      Figure Skating

    • D.

      5km Cross-Country Skiing

    Correct Answer
    A. 1500m Speed Skating
    Explanation
    Diane Holum won the 1500m Speed Skating event at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics.

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  • 9. 

    How did the torch bearer enter the stadium at the opening ceremonies of the 1972 Sapporo Olympics?

    • A.

      On Skates

    • B.

      On Skis

    • C.

      By Dogsled

    • D.

      By Parachute

    Correct Answer
    A. On Skates
    Explanation
    The torch bearer entered the stadium at the opening ceremonies of the 1972 Sapporo Olympics on skates.

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