Monday, 29 August 2016

August Quiz

In honour of the Rio Olympics – which were so very successful – this month's quiz has an Olympic theme.  As always, you can check the answers by highlighting the line under the question.  Have fun.

1             How many times has the Olympics been held in South America?

2             Where were the opening and closing ceremonies held in Rio?

            MaracanĂ£ Stadium
3             Athletes in the fencing events are very good at:
a)    Using swords
b)     Jumping fences
c)     Riding horses

4             Which athletes compete in a velodrome?

5             Blue, red and green are the colours of 3 of the Olympic rings.  What are the other 2 colours?

            Gold and black
6             Eddie the Eagle became famous at the Calgary 1988 Olympics.  In which event did he compete?

Ski Jumping
7             How far is an Olympic marathon (to the nearest mile/kilometre)?

            26m or 42k
8             Rhythmic gymnastics includes the rope, ball, ribbon, hoop and what other piece of equipment?

9             How many track events are there in a Decathlon?

        4 – 100 meter sprint, 400 meter run, 110m hurdles and 1500m run
10          USA swimmer, Michael Phelps, finished his career with how many individual swimming medals?

            16 (an incredible 13 gold)

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