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Trivia: Test Your Olympic Knowledge

The Summer Olympics begin on July 27, but how well do you know the Games? All this week, Patch will post trivia questions to test your knowledge.

 

From Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been several unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

As hundreds of world-class athletes begin competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Patch is celebrating the event by posting Olympic trivia questions all this week.

Select your answers in the polls below (or post them in the comments below) We'll post the correct answers in the comments by 6 p.m. Sunday.

 

1. Who is the Rosemount wrestler competing in this year's Olympics?

 

2. Which team leads all other teams in the Opening Ceremony procession?

  • Team USA
  • Great Britain
  • the Greek team
  • the host country

 

3. The Games were not held in which of the following years?

  • 1940
  • 1912
  • 1988
  • 2000

 

4. How did the Olympic flame arrive in England for the 2012 Games?

  • Ship
  • Airplane
  • Helicopter
  • Underground tunnel

 

5. What contest of team strength was an official Olympic event from 1900 to 1920?

  • Polo
  • Gliding
  • Tug of War
  • Softball

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? Check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports ranging from basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

Scott Fagerstrom July 30, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Here are the answers: 1: Samuel Hazewinkel 2: The Greek team 3: 1940 4: Airplane 5: Tug of War

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