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History of the Olympic Games
"According to Greek legend, the Olympic Games were founded by Heracles, son of Zeus. But what do you know about the Olympic Games (Ancient and Modern)? All multiple choice questions. Have a go!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
When were the first Ancient Olympic Games held?
Which were the first three events that the athletes competed in at the Ancient Olympic Games between 776 and 720 BC?
100 yard, 200 yard and 400 yard foot race
200 yard, 400 yard foot race and a variable length foot race
400 yard, 800 yard and a variable length foot race
200 yard, 800 yard and 1600 yard foot race
Who was the Greek god honoured by the Ancient Olympic Games?
The Pankration was an event introduced to the Ancient Olympic Games around 648 BC. It combined which of the following?
Boxing and Wrestling
Running and Jumping
Boxing and Running
Discus and Boxing
Aside from Chariot Racing, which other equestrian event, introduced around 648 BC, was held in the Ancient Olympic Games?
Which was put in place by the Greeks before and during all the Ancient Olympic festivals?
A public holiday
A ban on taxes
A ban on drinking
What was the great Sanctuary of Zeus, the setting for the Olympic Games, called by the Ancient Greeks?
Approximately how many years after Theodosius I abolished the Olympic Games because of their pagan influence in 393 AD, did Pierre de Coubertin begin their revival?
In which year were the very first modern Olympic Games held, and where?
1904, St Louis
In which year was the official Olympic Flag first used at the modern Olympic Games?
The Olympic flame was first lit during which year of the modern era?
At which Modern Olympic Games did they first use electronic timing devices and a public address system?
1928 in Amsterdam
1908 in London
1912 in Stockholm
1896 in Athens
In which year was the modern Marathon 'standardised' to a length of 42,195 metres?
In 1932, the second of the modern Olympic Games to be held in the USA were in Los Angeles, with which of the following not being introduced for the first time?
Televising of the Games
In which of the following three years were the Olympic Games not held?
1916, 1940 and 1944
1916, 1936 and 1940
1912, 1936 and 1940
1936, 1940 and 1944
In which year of the Modern Olympics were the Winter Games added?
In which year were Olympic medals restored to Native American, Jim Thorpe?
In which three years of the Modern Olympic Games were there boycotts by various Olympic teams?
1972, 1976 and 1984
1976, 1980 and 1984
1968, 1976 and 1980
1976, 1980 and 1988
Where is the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee, the IOC?
In which cities were the modern Olympic Games due to be held/scheduled during the 'war years', i.e., 1916, 1940, and 1944?
Berlin, Paris and Tokyo
Berlin, Tokyo and Helsinki
Paris, Tokyo and Helsinki
Helsinki, Berlin and London
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