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Long jump - He competed in the 100m and 200m dashes and the relay. Carl Lewis won four gold medals at one Olympic Games. What field event did he compete in?

a. Long jump
b. High jump
c. Pole vault
d. Shot put


Gail Devers - Gail has competed in both sprinting and hurdles at the international level.Which American Olympic athlete overcame Graves's disease and won gold?

a. Gail Devers
b. Joanna Hayes
c. Kenny Harrison
d. Jackie Joyner Kersee


Javelin - This record is held by Osleidys Menedez.As of 2011, Cuba holds the Olympic record in which of these events?

a. 400m meters hurdles
b. High jump
c. Javelin
d. Marathon


Frisbee - The shot put is the other throwing event.Which of these events is not an Olympic throwing event?

a. Frisbee
b. Hammer
c. Discuss
d. Javelin


1948 - The host city was London. These games opened officially on the 29th of July.Great Britain will host the games in 2012. When was the last time they held the games?

a. 1972
b. 1960
c. 1948
d. 1956


Usain Bolt - Usian posted a time of 9.58 in the 100m.As of 2011, who holds the Olympic record in both the 100 and 200ms?

a. Justin Gatlin
b. Nesta Carter
c. Maurice Greene
d. Usain Bolt


Ben Johnson - Ben was born in Jamaica, but competed on behalf of Canada. He was caught doping.Which of these athletes was stripped of their Olympic Gold medal?

a. Asafa Powell
b. Donovan Bailey
c. Ben Johnson
d. Burny Surin


Greece - It had been hoped that Greece would hold the games in 2000.Where were the 2004 Olympic Games held?

a. Greece
b. America
c. Germany
d. Spain


Triple jump - This record was set in Beijing.The nation of Cameroon holds, as of 2011, the women's Olympic record in which event?

a. Heptathlon
b. Triple jump
c. Pole Vault
d. Long Jump


Michael Johnson - He set the Olympic record in the 400m.Who is the only athlete to win both the 200 and 400m events at the Olympic Games?

a. Michael Johnson
b. Carl Lewis
c. Joanna Hayes
d. Florence Griffith Joyner


6 - The men's disciplines include rings, vault and parallel bars. They compete in both individual and team events on these apparatuses. In men's gymnastics, how many disciplines are there?

a. 14
b. 6
c. 8
d. 2


Seven - This event is for women.How many events are in the Heptathlon?

a. Five
b. Seven
c. Twelve
d. Nine


Exiting from the front of the circle - The athlete must allow the put to land before exiting out the back of the circle. In shot put, which of these is a foul?

a. Exiting from the front of the circle
b. An athlete wearing shorts
c. Exiting from the back of the circle
d. An athlete only using one hand


Steve Mullings - Tyson competes on behalf of the United States.Which of these sprinters competed on behalf of Jamaica?

a. Jimmy Vicant
b. Bruny Surin
c. Steve Mullings
d. Tyson Gay


United States - These games were held in Beijing.At the 2008 Olympic Games, which country won the men's 4x400m relay?

a. United States
b. China
c. Canada
d. France



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