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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Olympic Trivia

Olympic Trivia 

1] The only Olympian ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
 Philip Noel-Baker of Great Britain, who won the silver in the 1500-meter dash in 1920.
2] the FIRST woman to win an Olympic event
 England's Charlotte Cooper, who won the tennis singles in 1900.
3]  FIRST team sport added to the Olympics was
Football in 1900
4] the FIRST black African to win a gold medal was
 Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila, who ran barefoot all the way in Rome, 1960.
5] what is the theme of The 2008 Summer Games Torch Relay

 "Journey of Harmony

6] when did the Olympic flag make its debut

The Olympic Flag made its debut at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium.

7] who adopted the Olympic ring first and when ?

Baron Pierre de Coubertin (founder of the modern Olympic Movement) in 1913 after he saw a similar design on an artifact from ancient Greece.  The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

8] why was Rome  not able to host the 1908 Olympics as planned

because Mount Vesuvius erupted!

9] Youngest Female Gold Medallist
Nadia Comaneci of Romania was 14 years and 252 days old when she took gold medals in three events - all-around, balance beam, and uneven bars - at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

10] Youngest Female Gymnastics Medallist 
Luigina Giavotti was 11 years and 302 days old when she won a gymnastics silver medal in 1928 as a member of the Italian gymnastics team.
11] Most Career Gymnastics Medals for Women (18)
Larisa Latynina holds the all-time Olympic record for medals won in any sport with 18, won in a twelve year three Olympic Games (1956, 1960, and 1964) gymnastics career for the Soviet team.

12] Most Gymnastics Medals in One Olympics for Women (7)
Maria Gorokhovskaya won seven medals at the 1952 Helsinki Games for the Soviet Union.  She won a silver medal in a team event using a hoop that was a  forerunner to modern rhythmic gymnastics.

13] Oldest Gymnastics Female Gold Medallist
Agne Kelleti of Hungary was 35 years and 332 days old when she won medals on floor, balance beam and uneven bars in 1956

14] What country fielded 1996 Olympic women's teams that won gold in basketball, soccer and softball?
A:  The U.S.

15] which game was allowed to play in Olympics from 1900 - 1920 only. Later on it was removed from Olympics

Tug of war

16] what is the size of Beijing  Olympic medals

 70mm in diameter and 6mm in thickness.


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