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The Squaw Valley Olympics
1960 Squaw Valley
"In an effort to ensure that all the Olympics, both summer and winter have a quiz on them, I present the Squaw Valley Olympics quiz! Enjoy."
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The meeting of athletes at Squaw Valley constituted the VIII Winter Olympics. In what year was this Olympiad held?
The Squaw Valley Winter Olympics was held in the US state of California, however, had the Winter Olympics been held in the USA prior to this meeting?
The Squaw Valley Winter Olympics became the first such competition entered by a particular African nation. It would also be the last Winter Olympics this country would enter for many years due to international reaction to Apartheid. What country made its first appearance?
It has become common for high-flying politicians to have an input with regards the Opening Ceremony of an Olympiad. What was the name of the politician, who hadn't yet claimed, "I am not a crook", that had the honour of officially opening the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics?
One of the stars of the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics was Knut Johannessen who demolished the officially recognised world record time for the men's 10,000m speed skating event, that was set eight years prior to the Olympiad. What is Johannessen's nationality?
The USA team for a particular sport gave home supporters something to cheer about at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics. This success story is not as well known as the so-called "Miracle on Ice" of 1980, but was just as dramatic. In what sport did the USA beat Canada, USSR, and Czechoslovakia to take the gold medal?
Prior to the Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010, Canada became known as the country that failed to win gold medals whilst playing host to the Olympics. Despite this, Canadian athletes have earned gold medals at foreign Olympiads including at the Squaw Valley Olympics. Anne Heggtveit picked up a gold medal in the slalom which was Canada's first gold medal in what broader Olympic group of sports?
Maybe it was irony or maybe it was fate but the Squaw Valley Olympics held in Cold War USA was a major success for America's ideological opponent. Which of the following gained the most gold medals at Squaw Valley, thus topping the medal table?
The Squaw Valley Olympics wasn't expected to go well as the area was remote and lacked infrastructure when it was awarded the right to host the event. Despite such initial reservations, the Olympics was deemed a success. It even has the honour of being the first Olympics to be televised! Which broadcaster paid for the rights to televise the event?
Every Olympiad must come to an end and in so doing expectations concentrate upon another part of the world that will hold the Olympics four years thereafter. The country of Austria would be the location of the Winter Olympics after Squaw Valley, but in which resort?
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Compiled Jun 28 12