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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
Long jump - He competed in the 100m and 200m dashes and the relay.
Which American Olympic athlete overcame Graves's disease and won gold?
a. Gail Devers
b. Joanna Hayes
c. Kenny Harrison
d. Jackie Joyner Kersee
Gail Devers - Gail has competed in both sprinting and hurdles at the international level.
As of 2011, Cuba holds the Olympic record in which of these events?
a. 400m meters hurdles
b. High jump
Javelin - This record is held by Osleidys Menedez.
Which of these events is not an Olympic throwing event?
Frisbee - The shot put is the other throwing event.
Great Britain will host the games in 2012. When was the last time they held the games?
1948 - The host city was London. These games opened officially on the 29th of July.
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
Usain Bolt - Usian posted a time of 9.58 in the 100m.
Which of these athletes was stripped of their Olympic Gold medal?
a. Asafa Powell
b. Donovan Bailey
c. Ben Johnson
d. Burny Surin
Ben Johnson - Ben was born in Jamaica, but competed on behalf of Canada. He was caught doping.
Where were the 2004 Olympic Games held?
Greece - It had been hoped that Greece would hold the games in 2000.
The nation of Cameroon holds, as of 2011, the women's Olympic record in which event?
b. Triple jump
c. Pole Vault
d. Long Jump
Triple jump - This record was set in Beijing.
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
Michael Johnson - He set the Olympic record in the 400m.
In men's gymnastics, how many disciplines are there?
6 - The men's disciplines include rings, vault and parallel bars. They compete in both individual and team events on these apparatuses.
How many events are in the Heptathlon?
Seven - This event is for women.
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
Exiting from the front of the circle - The athlete must allow the put to land before exiting out the back of the circle.
Which of these sprinters competed on behalf of Jamaica?
a. Jimmy Vicant
b. Bruny Surin
c. Steve Mullings
d. Tyson Gay
Steve Mullings - Tyson competes on behalf of the United States.
At the 2008 Olympic Games, which country won the men's 4x400m relay?
a. United States
United States - These games were held in Beijing.
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