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Which Olympics did the US boycott?


The Olympics were held in Moscow that year

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What colours are the five Olympic rings?

Blue, yellow, black, green and red

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In 1894, the International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris. Who was the founder?

Baron Pierre De Coubertin

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Where are the 2024 Summer Olympics to be held?


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Cool Runnings is the story of which country entering a bobsleigh team into the Winter Olympics?


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In which country were the winter Olympics first held?



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How many Olympic gold medals did Usain Bolt win?

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Bolt won the 100 m, 200 m and 4 - 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games, although he lost the 2008 relay gold medal about nine years after due to a teammates doping disqualification.

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Did Team GB win more medals in total at London 2012 or Rio 2016?

Rio 2016

67 - compared to 65 at London 2012

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At which Olympics did Kelly Holmes win two gold medals?


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Which sport, played on ice, did the nation suddenly become obsessed with when the GB women's team won gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics?


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Jade Jones took home gold for Team GB in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics?


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How many Olympic gold medals has Andy Murray won?

Two (2012, 2016)

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Which year was golf's last appearance at the Olympic Games before returning to the line-up of sports in 2016?


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The pair who won the women's tennis doubles for the USA at the 1992 Olympic Games had the same surname. What name?


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Which was the first Olympic Games attended by the Soviet Union as a communist power?

1952, Helsinki

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At the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games, the teams parade in alphabetical order (in the language of the host nation), with which two exceptions?

Greece - who always go first in honour of their contribution to the Olympic movement and the host nation, who come out last so they don't steal attention from the others

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What new feature of the Games in Mexico City in 1968 resulted in the withdrawal of many high-profile athletes?

Systematic drug testing

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Johnny Weissmuller, who would later play Tarzan in Hollywood movies, won six Olympic medals: five swimming golds and a bronze in which other discipline?

Water Polo

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In 1980 sixty-two countries boycotted the Moscow Olympics in protest at what action by the Soviet government?

Invasion of Afghanistan

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Who won the Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in 1912, only to be stripped of the medals for playing a season of semi-pro baseball?

Jim Thorpe (the IOC restored his medals in 1983, thirty years after his death)

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in 1976, which Great Britain swimmer broke an American monopoly in the men's swimming events?

David Wilkie in the 200 metres breaststroke

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Who is the only Great Britain athlete to have won an Olympic medal in any of the three long-distance races for women: 5,000 metres, 10,000 metres and marathon?

Liz McColgan, silver in the 10,000 metres in 1988

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