Some Trivia On Olympics

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  • 1. 

    Which sport was added to the 1984 Summer Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Synchronized Swim

    • B.

      Golf

    • C.

      Baseball

    • D.

      Equestrian

    Correct Answer
    A. Synchronized Swim
    Explanation
    Synchronized swimming was added to the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.

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  • 2. 

    Which company spent the most money to advertise in the 1996 Olympics?

    • A.

      Coca-Cola

    • B.

      Pepsi

    • C.

      Texaco

    • D.

      FedEx

    Correct Answer
    A. Coca-Cola
    Explanation
    Coca-Cola spent the most money to advertise in the 1996 Olympics.

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  • 3. 

    Great Britain won the gold medal in hockey at which Winter Olympics?

    • A.

      1940

    • B.

      1944

    • C.

      1936

    • D.

      1948

    Correct Answer
    C. 1936
    Explanation
    Great Britain won the gold medal in hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics.

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  • 4. 

    Who won the ice dancing gold medal at the 1984 Olympics?

    • A.

      Jayne Torvill And Christopher Dean

    • B.

      Isabelle And Paul Duchesnay

    • C.

      Ekaterina Gordeeva And Sergei Grinkov

    • D.

      Maria Klimova And Sergei Ponomarenko

    Correct Answer
    A. Jayne Torvill And Christopher Dean
    Explanation
    Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the ice dancing gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.

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  • 5. 

    What music did both Debi Thomas and Katarina Witt skate to at the 1988 Olympics?

    • A.

      Bolero

    • B.

      Carmen

    • C.

      Romeo And Juliet

    • D.

      Blue Danube

    Correct Answer
    B. Carmen
    Explanation
    Debi Thomas and Katarina Witt both skated to the music "Carmen" at the 1988 Olympics.

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  • 6. 

    What female skater won three straight Olympic gold medals?

    • A.

      Nancy Kerrigan

    • B.

      Peggy Fleming

    • C.

      Sonja Henie

    • D.

      Katarina Witt

    Correct Answer
    C. Sonja Henie
    Explanation
    Sonja Henie is the correct answer because she was a female skater who won three consecutive Olympic gold medals. Henie, a Norwegian figure skater, won the gold medal in women's singles at the Winter Olympics in 1928, 1932, and 1936. She is considered one of the most successful figure skaters in history and is credited with popularizing the sport.

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  • 7. 

    What Olympic pairs champion died while practicing with his partner?

    • A.

      Brian Bhusto

    • B.

      Sergei Grinkov

    • C.

      Nikita Khrushchev

    • D.

      Anatoly Vladamikor

    Correct Answer
    B. Sergei Grinkov
    Explanation
    Sergei Grinkov is the correct answer because he was a famous Olympic pairs champion who tragically died while practicing with his partner. He was a Russian figure skater who won numerous titles, including two Olympic gold medals. His sudden death during a practice session shocked the figure skating community and fans around the world.

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  • 8. 

    What was Tonya Harding's problem during her long program in the 1994 Olympics?

    • A.

      Something Was Wrong With Her Boot Laces

    • B.

      She Collided With Another Skater

    • C.

      A Seam In Her Costume Broke

    • D.

      Nothing, She Wasn't Allowed To Go To The 1994 Olympics

    Correct Answer
    A. Something Was Wrong With Her Boot Laces
    Explanation
    During her long program in the 1994 Olympics, Tonya Harding's problem was that something was wrong with her boot laces. This issue could have affected her performance and caused difficulties while skating.

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  • 9. 

    What was the name of the site of the Sydney 2000 Olympics?

    • A.

      Watson's Bay

    • B.

      Sydney Bay

    • C.

      Homebush Bay

    • D.

      Summer Bay

    Correct Answer
    C. Homebush Bay
    Explanation
    Homebush Bay is the correct answer because it was the actual site of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The Olympics took place in various venues throughout the city of Sydney, but the main Olympic Park, where the majority of events were held, was located in Homebush Bay. This area was transformed into a state-of-the-art sporting complex for the Games, featuring multiple stadiums, arenas, and facilities. Therefore, Homebush Bay is the correct answer as it accurately identifies the specific location of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

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  • 10. 

    What was wrong with Alexei Yagudin during the 1998 Olympics?

    • A.

      Had The Flu

    • B.

      Broken Toe

    • C.

      Pulled Hamstring

    • D.

      Broken Nose

    Correct Answer
    A. Had The Flu
    Explanation
    During the 1998 Olympics, Alexei Yagudin was affected by the flu. This likely impacted his performance and hindered his ability to compete at his best. The flu can cause symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and weakness, which can significantly affect an athlete's physical strength and stamina. Consequently, Yagudin's flu diagnosis explains why he may have underperformed or faced challenges during the Olympics.

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  • 11. 

    Who said, "I didn't lose the gold, I won the silver"?

    • A.

      Oksana Baiul

    • B.

      Brian Orser

    • C.

      Elvis Stojko

    • D.

      Michelle Kwan

    Correct Answer
    D. Michelle Kwan
    Explanation
    Michelle Kwan said, "I didn't lose the gold, I won the silver." This quote reflects Kwan's positive mindset and resilience in the face of not achieving her desired outcome. Rather than focusing on the disappointment of not winning gold, she chooses to see her silver medal as a victory in itself. This attitude highlights her ability to find value and pride in her accomplishments, regardless of the specific outcome.

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  • 12. 

    Which figure skater performed an illegal move at the 1998 Olympics?

    • A.

      Meno And Sand

    • B.

      Elvis Stojko

    • C.

      Surya Bonaly

    • D.

      Michelle Kwan

    Correct Answer
    C. Surya Bonaly
    Explanation
    Surya Bonaly performed an illegal move at the 1998 Olympics.

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  • 13. 

    Where were the 1992 Olympic Summer Games held?

    • A.

      Alberta, Canada

    • B.

      Budapest, India

    • C.

      Atlanta, Georgia

    • D.

      Barcelona, Spain

    Correct Answer
    D. Barcelona, Spain
    Explanation
    The 1992 Olympic Summer Games were held in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • 14. 

    Which Dallas Cowboys receiver won two gold medals in the 1964 Olympics?

    • A.

      Tony Dorsett

    • B.

      Mel Renfro

    • C.

      Tom Landry

    • D.

      Bob Hayes

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob Hayes
    Explanation
    Bob Hayes is the correct answer because he was a Dallas Cowboys receiver who won two gold medals in the 1964 Olympics. Hayes was known for his incredible speed and was a dominant force in both football and track and field. He won gold medals in the 100 meters and the 4x100 meters relay, solidifying his status as one of the greatest athletes of his time.

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  • 15. 

    At which Olympic games were eleven Israeli athletes murdered?

    • A.

      1968

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1972

    • D.

      1976

    Correct Answer
    C. 1972
    Explanation
    In 1972, during the Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes were tragically murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. The terrorists infiltrated the Olympic Village, taking members of the Israeli team hostage. The situation escalated into a tense standoff, which ultimately resulted in the deaths of all the hostages, as well as several terrorists and a German police officer. This event, known as the Munich Massacre, had a profound impact on the Olympic Games and international security, leading to increased security measures in subsequent events.

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  • 16. 

    What do the five rings on the Olympic flag symbolize?

    • A.

      Five Original Greek States

    • B.

      Peace, Love, Happiness, Time, Grace

    • C.

      The Five Major Continents

    • D.

      The Different Races Of Participants

    Correct Answer
    C. The Five Major Continents
    Explanation
    The five rings on the Olympic flag symbolize the five major continents. The rings are interconnected, representing the unity and friendship among athletes from around the world. This symbolizes the spirit of international cooperation and competition that the Olympics promote. Each ring is a different color, which represents a different continent - blue for Europe, yellow for Asia, black for Africa, green for Australia/Oceania, and red for the Americas. This design was created by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, to signify the global nature of the event.

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