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#1. Where were the Olympic games held that marked the first time that Canada won more gold medals and more medals overall than did the United States?

#2. Lord Burghley won Olympic gold in the 1928 400m hurdle event – where was the governor of?

#3. Which ‘S’ hosted the 1912 Olympic games?

#4. Which event saw most positive drug tests in the Athens Olympics?

#5. In which European capital where the 1900 summer Olympic games held?

#6. What nickname do former Olympic Champion and Heavyweight contender Audley Harrison use?

#7. The first Winter Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey tournament was held in 1998, in which country?

#8. Which tennis star won the Olympic gold medal in 1988?

#9. Traces of which banned substance caused Alain Baxter to be stripped of his Olympic bronze medal?

#10. Tessa Sanderson broke the World record at the 1984 Olympics in which sport?

#11. In what year did London first host the Olympic Summer Games?

#12. American athlete Bob Beamon shattered the world record at which event in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City?

#13. Which sport was re-introduced into the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games after a hiatus of 64 years?

#14. In which year did Olga Korbett win three Olympic Golds?

#15. The great Dutch athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen, who died on 25th January 2004, won four gold medals at which Olympic Games?

#16. In what year did Los Angeles first host the Olympic Summer Games?

#17. Over what distance did Ewan Thomas and Roger Black win silver in the 1996 Olympic relay?

#18. British swimmer Adrian Moorhouse, who was born on 24th May 1964, won Olympic gold at which Olympic Games?

#19. On 4th February 1924, which country won the most medals at the first Winter Olympics held in Chamonix, France?

#20. Which Olympic Skater of the 1930s became Hollywood’s highest-paid star in 1938?

#21. A woman’s discus weighs 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz). How much does a man’s discus weigh?

#22. Blue, red and green are three of the five rings of the Olympic flag. What are the other two?

#23. Competitors of which surname have won the most Olympic Medals? (61 Medals)

#24. Phiedippides ran over 26 miles in 490 BC to deliver the news of a lost battle. He ran from Marathon, where did he run to?

#25. How many rounds are there in an Olympic boxing match?

#26. How many times has a German city (east, West or Unified) hosted the Summer Olympic Games?

#27. How many times have the Olympic games been cancelled due to war since 1896?

#28. How many track events are there in a decathlon? (Some event are Field)

#29. Which body decides where the Olympic games will be held?

#30. In which country was the 1992 Summer Olympics held?

#31. Over what distance are the men’s athletics High Hurdles?

#32. What is the name of the main stadium in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing?

#33. Which of the following was NOT an Olympic sport in Paris in 1900?

#34. Which sport would you be performing if you were doing a ballet leg double, a knight or castle, a tuck, a front pike or a split?

#35. Prior to the 2012 Olympics, London has hosted the event on how many other occasions?

#36. During the 2012 London Olympics, the football competition will take place in various locations in the UK, going to how many cities outside of London?

#37. Which of these sports will not be held at the ExCeL venue in London during the 2012 Olympics?

#38. Which sport has two days of competition scheduled before the official opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics?

#39. London first held the Olympics in?

#40. Which cycling discipline will be contested at Hadleigh Farm in Essex during the 2012 London Olympics?

#41. In which year was London announced as the hosts of the 2012 summer Olympics?

#42. The two 2012 London Olympic mascots are depicted as two drops of steel from which UK city?

#43. Which country finished top of the medal table at the 2000 Sydney Olympics with 40 Golds?

#44. How many gold medals did host nation Australia win in the 2000 Sydney Olympics?

#45. Which of these was not the name of one of the three mascots for the 2000 Sydney Olympics?

#46. How many countries won one gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics which ended up as their only medal of the games?

#47. The winner of the Decathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Erki Nool is from which European country?

#48. When the 1980 U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team defeated the Soviets in the semi-final, commentator Al Michaels famously said, “Do you believe” what?

#49. Which sport became the Olympics’ first-ever team sport when it was added to the Olympics in 1900?

#50. Which British athlete won gold medals at five straight Summer Olympic Games from 1984-2000?

#51. Besides softball, which sport was contested for the last time at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

#52. Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia won Olympic gold at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki in the 5,000m run, the 10,000m run and which another event?

#53. Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon all boycotted the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne in protest of what?

#54. What was the nickname of British ski jumper Eddie Edwards, who competed without winning at the 1984 Winter Olympics?

#55. Which of the following sports is NOT contested indoors at the Winter Olympics?

#56. Which track and field athlete won four gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles?

#57. Which Olympic “first” did NOT take place at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp?

#58. 1 August 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of the premiere of what American television network, launched with the words “Ladies and Gentlemen, rock and roll”?

#59. In which of these swimming events did Australia win a gold?

#60. In the Men’s 100m freestyle swimming star James Magnussen placed?

#61. Miniature Mini Coopers were used during the 2012 Summer Olympic field events to return the thrown javelins, discuss, shot put shots and hammers to the competitors.

#62. In Olympic archery, where would you find the fletching?

#63. A gymnast in Olympic rhythmic gymnastics uses two of which piece of equipment when performing her routine?

#64. Sir Chris Hoy won the men’s keirin in track cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics riding a bike that he bought at a London bike shop for the equivalent of $287 Australian dollars.

#65. In Olympic boxing, one boxer’s gloves, headgear and uniform are always red, while his or her opponents are always which colour?

#66. In the Olympic shot put competition, the shot for both men and women is the same weight at 10 pounds.

#67. Which Olympic sport would use a so-called “cox box”?

#68. The Albert from Adidas was what piece of official sports equipment used during the 2012 Olympics?

#69. Which of these is NOT an apparatus used in Olympic men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics?

#70. Cross-country riders in the 2012 Summer Olympic eventing competition in equestrian wore safety vests that inflated like airbags if they were thrown from their horses.

#71. The three types of swords Olympic fencers use during competition are the foil, the sabre and what?

#72. The 2012 Summer Olympic badminton competition used shuttlecocks with synthetic feathers due to protests from PETA about using goose feathers.

#73. Women competed for the first time in which sport at the 2012 Summer Olympics?

#74. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, female judoka Wojdan Shaherkani became which nation’s first-ever female competitor?

#75. What was the official motto of the 2012 Summer Olympics?

#76. Which events took place at the Eton Dorney venue during the 2012 Summer Olympics?

#77. The 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony featured Queen Elizabeth II being escorted to Olympic stadium by an actor playing James Bond.

#78. In athletics, which nation won gold, silver and bronze in the men’s 200m sprint final at the 2012 Summer Olympics?

#79. Which nation won the most gold medals and the most medals overall at the 2012 Summer Olympics?

#80. Due to crowd size, the men’s singles tennis final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray at the 2012 Olympics was played at Wembley Stadium rather than at Wimbledon.

#81. Australia’s Anna Meares won gold in which event at the 2012 Summer Olympics?

#82. Which Oscar-winning director was the artistic director of the opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics?

#83. The men’s triathlon gold and bronze medal winners for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics were brothers.

#84. Which band performed a cover version of the Who’s “Pinball Wizard” at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony?

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