Summer Olympics: 10 questions

  1. Seven countries have held both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Three of those held the Winter and Summer Olympics in the same year. Which were those three countries?
  2. George S. Patton, the US World War Two General, represented the United States in which event in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm?
  3. Which foot race takes place over the longest distance in the Olympics?
  4. In the Ancient Olympic Games, the first 13 games had only one event. What kind of event was it?
  5. Which famous Czech runner won the gold medal in the 5,000 metres, 10,000 metres and the marathon (the first he had ever run in his life) at the 1952 Olympics?
  6. In the 1976 Montreal Olympics, sex verification testing was carried out on all female athletes except one. Which one?
  7. What is the most northerly city to have hosted the Olympics?
  8. Who is the only person to have both lit the flame and won an Olympic gold medal at the same Olympics?
  9. “Blood in the Water” is the nickname for a match that took place in the 1956 Olympics between Hungary and the Soviet Union. In which sport?
  10. Which Olympics is associated with the Bird’s Nest Stadium?

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  1. Seven countries have held both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Three of those held the Winter and Summer Olympics in the same year. Which were those three countries?
    A: France (1924), United States (1928), Germany (1936)
  2. George S. Patton, the US World War Two General, represented the United States in which event in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm?
    A: Modern Pentathlon
  3. Which foot race takes place over the longest distance in the Olympics?
    A: 50km walk
  4. In the Ancient Olympic Games, the first 13 games had only one event. What kind of event was it?
    A: A sprint race
  5. Which famous Czech runner won the gold medal in the 5,000 metres, 10,000 metres and the marathon (the first he had ever run in his life) at the 1952 Olympics?
    A: Emil Zatopek
  6. In the 1976 Montreal Olympics, sex verification testing was carried out on all female athletes except one. Which one?
    A: Princess Anne
  7. What is the most northerly city to have hosted the Olympics?
    A: Helsinki
  8. Who is the only person to have both lit the flame and won an Olympic gold medal at the same Olympics?
    A: Cathy Freeman (Sydney, 2000)
  9. “Blood in the Water” is the nickname for a match that took place in the 1956 Olympics between Hungary and the Soviet Union. In which sport?
    A: Water Polo
  10. Which Olympics is associated with the Bird’s Nest Stadium?
    A: Beijing 2008

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