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Olympic Games Firsts
"The first Modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. Since then the format of the Games has evolved to take shape as we now know them, but do you know what was first introduced at the Games in each of the following years? "
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The 1900 Summer Olympics were held in Paris. What 'first' can be attributed to these games?
Starting blocks were introduced.
Batons were carried in the relay races.
Women were allowed to participate.
Men were permitted to wear shorts.
St Louis hosted the Games in 1904, what 'priceless' first was introduced on this occasion.
The Olympic Hymn
Starting pistols for the sprint races
Country insignia on vests
Gold medals awarded to the winners
In 1908 the Games were held in London. What 'far-reaching' first can be attributed to this Olympic gathering?
Random drug tests
An Olympic village for athletes
A marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards.
The 1920 Olympic Games were held in Antwerp. What 'idyllic' first was introduced here?
Croquet team competition
The Games were televised
White doves released at the opening ceremony
No world records were set
In 1924 the Games were held in Paris once again (they hosted the 1900 Olympics). What is said to be a 'first' on this occasion?
Introduction of the Olympic motto
Commemorative postage stamps
Tug of war competition
In 1928 it was the turn of Amsterdam to host the Olympics. What 'original' first was introduced on this occasion?
Table tennis was included
Photo finish equipment
Greece led the parade of nations.
The 1932 Olympics were back in the USA (St Louis were hosts in 1904), on this occasion in Los Angeles. What 'patriotic' first can be attributed to these Games?
Winner's national anthem played
Ice hockey introduced
First live radio broadcasts
Games boycotted by some nations
In 1936 the Games were held in Berlin. What significant development was implemented here for the first time?
Anabolic steroid testing
Oaths for judges
An indoor show jumping arena
The Games were televised
The Olympic Games of 1956 were awarded to Melbourne. What original first can be related to the Olympics on this occasion?
Aussie rules football introduced
Marathon delayed owing to heat
Professionals allowed to compete
Held in the Southern Hemisphere
Mexico City hosted the 1968 Olympic Games. What was seen at these Games for the first time during the track and field events?
The Fosbury flop
Long jump over nine metres
400 metres relays
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