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1920 - A country was permitted to have more than one team entered into this event. When was the last time that tug of war was an official Olympic sport?

a. 1920
b. 1936
c. 1952
d. 1900

Athens - The first modern Olympics were hosted by Athens. Fourteen nations participated. Where were the first modern Olympics held?

a. London
b. Paris
c. Rome
d. Athens

Athletes taken hostage - Eleven coaches and athletes were killed along with a German police officer and five terrorists.What tragic event almost ruined the 1972 Olympics?

a. A plane crash
b. A boating accident
c. Athletes taken hostage
d. A bus accident

Larisa Latynina - Larisa was a Russian gymnast. She has 18 Olympic medals.Who holds the record for the most Olympic medals as of 2012?

a. Michael Phelps
b. Alexander Dityatin
c. Larisa Latynina
d. Mark Spitz

Swimming - Michael is going to compete at the 2012 games.Michael Phelps holds the current record (as of 2012) for the most gold medals at a single Olympic game. What sport did Michael compete in?

a. Gymnastics
b. Rowing
c. Sailing
d. Swimming

Beijing - The games ran from August 8th to the 24th.Where were the 2008 Olympic Summer Games held?

a. Beijing
b. Seoul
c. Tokyo
d. Montreal

One World, One Dream - Every Olympic Game has a unique motto.What was the motto of the Beijing games?

a. Inspire a Generation
b. Dare To Dream
c. The Celebration of the Century
d. One World, One Dream

USA - The USA has 1018 gold medals.Which country, as of 2010, has the most Olympic gold medals?

a. USA
b. China
c. Great Britain
d. Germany

776 BC - The 'Stade' race was the only event. The very first record of the Olympics was in what year?

a. 1558 BC
b. 1120
c. 440
d. 776 BC

Zeus - To honor Zeus, 100 oxen were sacrificed.The games were held as a tribute to which god?

a. Athena
b. Mars
c. Zeus
d. Pluto

USA - The USA has a combined total of 2548 medals.Which country has the most Olympic medals as of 2010?

a. Soviet Union
b. Germany
c. France
d. USA

Nine and Three-Fifth Seconds - The movie was released in 1925. It is about a sprinter.Which was the first movie to feature the Olympic Games?

a. Nine and Three-Fifth Seconds
b. The Olympic Hero
c. Charlie Chan as the Olympics
d. A Million to One

White - The other two rings are green and yellow.Which color is not one of the Olympic rings?

a. Blue
b. Red
c. White
d. Black

2000 - It was stolen as a prank in 1920. The thief had the flag in his suitcase for 77 years.The original Olympic flag disappeared in 1920. When did it reappear?

a. 2000
b. 1948
c. 1972
d. 1956

Pierre de Coubertin - Coubertin remained honorary president of the IOC until his death in 1937.Who is credited with starting the modern Olympic Games?

a. Pierre de Coubertin
b. Henri de Baillet-Latour
c. Thomas Arnold
d. Dr. William Penny Brookes

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