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20th Century Olympians
"The Olympic Games are the world's premier sporting event. This quiz focuses on some of the competitors rather than the venues. All questions relate to the summer games."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
For 40 years, the men's field hockey tournament was totally dominated by India and Pakistan. Which country broke this monopoly?
In which sport did Andre Agassi's father, Mike, compete in two competitions?
In which event did an individual first win four consecutive gold medals?
At the closing ceremony of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, a British athlete wore a vest with the words, 'Thank You America for a Wonderful Games'. Who was that person?
The Los Angeles games were responsible for two controversies concerning the same athlete. Born in South Africa the person concerned was given British citizenship in order to compete for Great Britain at the games. Can you remember who it was?
(Two Words or just surname)
In 1912, American athlete Ralph Craig took the sprint double in Stockholm. His next appearance on the US team was not until 1948. Which event was he selected for?
In the three Olympics held during the 1920s, one man seemed to stand out from the rest. He ran both middle and long distance. In 1920, he won three gold medals. In 1924, he won five. In 1928, he won only one. He also had three silver medals. Known in his time as 'The Flying Finn', who are we thinking of?
Basketball has been a regular Olympic sport since 1936. From then, until the year 2000, only three teams have won Gold. The USA and Russia (or earlier the USSR) are two of them. Which is the only other Country to take the gold medal?
In the first Los Angeles games in 1932, the steeplechase was won in exceptional circumstances. What did the winner do?
Broke his arm in a fall
Stopped to sign autographs
Arrived late for the start
Ran an extra lap
Throughout the 20th century, only two countries won gold medals at every Olympiad. Great Britain is one of them. Can you name the other?
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