How much do you know about the Olympic Games? Test your knowledge.

With the Paris Olympic Games set to open in a couple of months, it’s time to test your knowledge of the Olympics.


When were the first known Olympic Games held?

776 B.C. The ancient Olympic Games were held at the Panhellenic religious sanctuary of Olympia, in honour of Zeus. The prizes for the victors were olive leaf wreaths or crowns.

When and where the first known Olympic Games held?

On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games were reborn in Athens. Athletes from 13 nations participated and it attracted a crowd of 60,000 spectators. The Olympics was cancelled in 1916, 1940, 1944 and 2020. The first winter Olympics was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France

What is the official motto for the Olympics?

 “Citius, Altius, Fortius” in English its “Faster, Higher, Stronger”.  The colours of the Olympic rings  are Blue, yellow, black, green and red. They represent Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana

What are the five official Olympic values?

Joy of effort, fair play, respect for others, pursuit of excellence; and balance between body, will and mind.

How many grams of gold are in Olympic gold medals?

Six grams. Till 1912 the Olympic gold medals were made entirely of gold. The Olympic Medals in Paris will literally contain a piece of the Eiffel Tower.

Whats unique about George Eyser?

An American athlete with a wooden leg who won six gymnastics medals at the 1904 Olympics.

Who is credited for the first-ever perfect 10 on the uneven bars?

Nadia Comaneci. A 14-year-old Romanian, she became the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 on the uneven bars in Montreal in 1976. She has won five gold medals in total.

Which female athlete was dominant in the heptathlon?

Jackie Joyner-Kersee secured back-to-back gold medals in 1988 and 1992.

Who is nicknamed the “Flying Finn” or the “Phantom Finn”?

Paavo Nurmi, a Finnish middle-distance and long-distance runner set 22 official world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km, winning nine gold’s and three silvers in his winner of nine golds and 12 medals in total between 1920 and 1928.

Who won four golds in front of Hitler in 1936?

Jesse Owens, an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin he won four gold medals: 100 meters, long jump, 200 meters, and 4 × 100-meter relay.

Olympische Spiele 1936 in Berlin, Siegerehrung im Weitsprung: Mitte Owens (USA) 1., links: Tajima (Japan) 3., rechts Long (Deutschland) 2.,

Who is famous for his ‘Lightning Bolt’ celebration?

Usain Bolt. a Jamaican sprinter is the world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres, and 4 × 100 metres relay. An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016).

Who has won a total of 28 medals?

Michael Phelps, an American swimmer also holds the record for 23 Olympic gold medals. He won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games breaking fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz’s 1972 record of seven golds in a single Olympic Game.

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