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Going, Going, Ghana

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Going Going Ghana game quiz
"How much do you know about participation of the African nation of Ghana in the Olympic Games over the years?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Ghana first competed in 1952 when the country was still known as Gold Coast. Where were the Olympics held in 1952?
    Los Angeles
    Tokyo
    Melbourne
    Helsinki


2. Ghana boycotted the Olympic Games in 1976, in protest at the participation of which country?
    South Korea
    Great Britain
    New Zealand
    Nigeria


3. Which was the first Olympic Games in which Ghana competed as an independent nation?
    Rome 1960
    Melbourne 1956
    Mexico City 1968
    Tokyo 1964


4. Alice Annum was the only Ghanian woman to make the final of her event at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Which event was this?
    Long jump
    100m
    Javelin
    10,000m


5. At the Summer Youth Olympics in 2010, one particular sport was restricted to one boys and one girls team from each participating continent. Ghana's boys team won the African qualifying tournament and were thus able to contest which event?
    Equestrianism
    Gymnastics
    Field hockey
    Water polo


6. Some of the Olympic athletes from Ghana over the years have had names which sound unusual. Which of these was a genuine Ghanaian Olympic competitor?
    King Buffalo Tzimba
    Earl Rhino Nkrume
    Prince Octopus Dzanie
    Lord Elephant Karamba


7. At the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona, Ghana took a bronze medal in which team event?
    Soccer
    Beach volleyball (women)
    4x400m relay (men)
    Field hockey


8. Apart from a team event bronze medal in 1992, Ghana won three other individual Olympic medals in the 20th century. These were all in the same event. Which event was this?
    Marathon
    400m
    Boxing
    Weightlifting


9. Ghanaian athletes have never competed at the Paralympics.
    True
    False


10. Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong was the first athlete ever to compete for Ghana at the Winter Olympics, when he entered the alpine skiing event in 2010. What was his nickname among the press and supporters?
    Witch Doctor
    Snow Leopard
    Charging Rhino
    Ice Man


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