10 most difficult Olympic Games riddlesOlympic Games quiz
How many times Olympic Flame went out?
So far the Olympic Flame went out 5 times. In 1976 in Montreal the fire went out due to intensive rain. In Athens in 2004 the flame went down on the historical stadium of 1896. During Beijing Games of 2008 it was gone due to "technical issues". During the relay to London in 2012 the flame got extinguished on a boat. On the relay to Sochi in 2013 fire went out at Red Square of Moscow.
What is the longest distance among the Olympic events in athletics?
The 50 kilometer race walk (men only) is an Olympic athletics event, longer than marathon race. It is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times.
What country did boxer Lennox Lewis represent at the Olympics?
Lennox Lewis holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur he won gold representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games. Having achieved that goal, Lewis declared himself a professional boxer and moved back to his native England, which he had left at the age of 12.
Until when were the ancient Olympic Games held?
10th century BC
4th century BC
1st century AD
4th century AD
The Olympic games were disbanded as "pagan rituals" shortly after Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman Empire. Theodosius the Great dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome and banned the Olympics in Ancient Greece.
How many volleyball events are in the Summer Olympics?
Indoor volleyball has been an event at the Summer Olympic Games for both men and women since 1964. Beach volleyball (also man and woman) has been an official Olympic sport since 1996.
What was the position of Greece in the parade of nations during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens?
Greece marched first
Greece marched last
Greece was the number 46
Greece marched twice, both first and last
According to the tradition, Greece always walks first due to its historical status as the progenitor of the Olympics, while the host nation always marches last. Since in Athens, Greece was also the host nation, they walked twice.
Which teams played in the "Blood in the Water" match at the Olympics in Melbourne in 1956?
USA vs Cuba
USA vs USSR
Hungary vs USSR
France vs Algeria
By the start of the Olympics, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution had been suppressed by the Soviets, and many players saw the Olympics as a way to salvage pride for their country. After the extraordinarily violent game, many of Hungary team members sought asylum in the West. Hungary won 4:0.
Under what name does Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, participate in the Olympics?
Republic of China
they do not participate in the Olympics
The People's Republic of China opposes the use of "Republic of China" or the common name "Taiwan" for the country because it would imply an acceptance of Taiwan as a sovereign state. The Taiwanese also rejected "Taiwan" as they officially still claim the sole legitimate government of all of China.
The length of marathon races was set by?
Roman Military Leaders
Ancient Greek Runners
British Olympic Planners
The marathon may have ancient roots, but the foot race’s official length of 26.2 miles wasn’t established until the 20th century. As the story goes, Queen Alexandra requested that the race start on the lawn of Windsor Castle (so the littlest royals could watch from the window of their nursery) and finish in front of the royal box at the Olympic stadium—a distance that happened to be 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards). The random boost in mileage ending up sticking, and in 1921 the length for a marathon was formally standardized at 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometers).