2012 Summer Olympics Trivia QuizSports Trivia Questions and Answers - Printable Sports Trivia
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Where will the Summer Olympics in 2012 be held?
London - The games are supposed to open on the 27th of July.
How many events will be a part of the 2012 Olympics?
302 - There are 302 events scheduled in 26 sports.
Which member of the royal family is supposed to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics?
a. Prince Harry
b. Prince Edward
c. Princess Anne
d. Zara Philips
Zara Philips - Zara is a member of the equestrian team.
What is the name of the 2012 Summer Olympics' mascot?
Wenlock - The other mascot is Mandeville.
Which of these sports will not appear at the 2012 games?
b. Beach Volleyball
Cricket - Base and softball will also be absent from the games.
As of the June 2012, how many nations have qualified to go to the summer games?
189 - Nations can also compete under the Olympic flag.
Each Summer Olympics has its own motto. What is the motto of the 2012 games?
a. Inspire a generation
b. The Celebration of the Century
c. Dare to Dream
d. One World, One Dream
Inspire a generation - One World, One Dream was from the last Summer Olympic Games.
What is the slogan used for all of the Olympic Games?
a. Swifter, Higher, Stronger
b. Harmony and Progress
c. Friends Forever
d. Dare To Dream
Swifter, Higher, Stronger - The Olympic slogan is the hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for 'Swifter, Higher, Stronger'.
Which Olympic event is going to take place at Greenwich Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics?
Equestrian - Archery is going to be held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
One of the summer 2012 swimming Olympic events will be held outside. Where is it being held?
a. The Avon
b. The Tames
c. The English Channel
d. The Serpent
The Serpent - The Serpentine is a 28-acre lake in Hyde Park.
How did the Olympic flame arrive in England?
c. Underground tunnel
Airplane - The flame arrived on flight BA2012.
Which sport had to be granted a special dispensation to allow it to be held in England?
Shooting - Some of the shooting events would be illegal under the current UK gun laws.
As part of the Olympic festivities, which movie has been re-mastered and will be shown in over 100 different cinemas?
a. Chariots of Fire
b. Personal Best
c. International Velvet
Chariots of Fire - The movie has also been adapted to a play, which will open at Hampstead Theatre.
Who will officially open the Olympic Games?
a. Prime Minister Tony Blair
b. Queen Elizabeth
c. Prime Minister David Cameron
d. Prince Charles
Queen Elizabeth - The Queen also opened the games, which were held in Montreal in 1976.
It is customary for the next host to make a showing at the closing ceremony. Which country will be hosting the 2016 games?
c. Untied states
Brazil - The host of the 2020 games has not yet been determined.
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