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Olympics Quiz

Olympics Quiz

The Olympics are finally here. Seven years of build-up followed by two and a half weeks of closely-fought competition between the planet's best athletes. But are you a true follower of the Games, or just a Johnny-come-lately?

Do you know your Bolt from your Bernard? Your Daley from your Dyatchin?

And just how much do you know about Eddie The Eagle and Eric the Eel?

Give our Olympic Quiz a try and see if you're going for gold, or struggling to qualify.

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Olympics Quiz

Answers

1. Athletes were expected to participate in the nude, so it was not suitable for them

2. South America

3. 13 years, 268 days

4. At least one of them appears on the flag of every country in the world

5. Live Pigeon Shooting

6. 26 miles and 385 yards

7. Sharp

8. Alcohol

9. 16

10. Lotus

11. He was mildly allergic to chlorine

12. He has had a newly discovered species of eagle named after him: Aquila edwardata

13. 9.79s

14. Carl Lewis

15. Rugby Sevens

16. 6' 5"

17. Gold Medals

18. Football

19. 30 years

20. The Flame Inside

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Why were women unwelcome in the Ancient Olympic Games?

Question 1 of 20

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Which of these continents has never hosted an Olympic Games?

Question 2 of 20

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What age was the youngest ever Olympic gold medal winner?

Question 3 of 20

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Why were the Olympic ring colours of blue, yellow, black, green and red chosen?

Question 4 of 20

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Which of these was, at one time, an official Olympic sport?

Question 5 of 20

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What is the distance of a marathon?

Question 6 of 20

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Which of these is NOT an official London 2012 or Worldwide Olympic Sponsor?

Question 7 of 20

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The first suspension for drug abuse occurred at the 1968 Mexico City Games. What was the substance in question?

Question 8 of 20

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How many Olympic medals has Michael Phelps won in swimming events?

Question 9 of 20

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Which car designer joined forces with cyclist Chris Boardman to help him win gold in 1992?

Question 10 of 20

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Eric 'The Eel' Moussambani became a hero in 2008 when he splashed his way to victory in the 100m freestyle swimming heat in a time of 1:52.72 - more than twice that of his faster competitors - after his two rivals both false started. Which of these facts is false?

Question 11 of 20

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Similarly, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards made headlines when finishing last as Great Britain's first Olympic Ski Jumper in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Which of these facts is false?

Question 12 of 20

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Ben Johnson was sensationally stripped of his 100m gold medal in 1988 after testing positive for anabolic steroids. But what was his substance-assisted, very-briefly-a-world-record time?

Question 13 of 20

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Linford Christie claimed gold for Great Britain in the 1992 100m Men's final. But which of these was not one of the three athletes that finished behind him?

Question 14 of 20

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Which of these events is being added to the Games in 2016?

Question 15 of 20

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How tall is Usain Bolt?

Question 16 of 20

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Which of the following phrases is NOT protected by Olympic copyright?

Question 17 of 20

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What was the first team sport added to the Olympic Games?

Question 18 of 20

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How long did it take Montreal to repay the cost of staging the 1976 Olympic Games?

Question 19 of 20

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Which of these was NOT an official Olympic motto at a previous Games?

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