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ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Mar-15-2009 18:00

In an effort to liven up the boards again, some of us have decided to resuscitate the Daily pub quiz but we will be doing

it on a weekly basis. This is a tribute to the original founder, jstkdn. We have decided to take turns coming

up with the questions. The team consists of myself, Ms. Helen, nicnic and detectivehappy.


1. Each week we will post 10 questions.
2. Each Quiz runs exactly one week.
3. The first person that has all 10 questions right, wins. Or if no one has all questions right, the best one wins.
4. You can only post answers ONCE for the same quiz.
5. No cash involved. Just glory. :)

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luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer
Red-Nosed

Jul-5-2016 02:43

I oops'ed and posted this same quiz as a SleuthTalk thread. so feel free to answer on either. Good Luck to all and Go SWISS! Have fun all! L

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-7-2016 01:02

I'm hoping this means you all are busily boning up on your Olympics trivia. You only have til end of Thursday, SST, to get your answers in. ;-)

Clock's ticking....

B.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-11-2016 00:13

Man, we gave you all TWO extra days and i only got one additional entry ... That's just sad. Oh well. L

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-15-2016 01:19

Okay, here's the answers for the Olympics Quiz. ;-)

General Olympic Knowledge

1. When and where were the Olympics originally founded (i.e.-- the FIRST set)?

Most authorities on the subject say the original Olympics were staged in 776 B.C. in the city of Olympia, Greece.

2. Name 3 sports played during the Ancient Olympics.

The first Olympics in 776 B.C. featured only one event, a foot race that ran the length of the stadium, estimated to measure between 180 and 240 meters (590 and 790 feet). Subsequent games added other foot races, including a two-length (approximately 400 meters or 1300 feet) foot race and a race that ran 18 to 24 lengths of the stadium (somewhere around three miles). The final foot race added to the Ancient Olympics was considerably shorter, either 400 or 800 yards, but required the participants to run the race in full or partial armour with a shield and either helmet or shin-guards, altogether weighing between 50 and 60 pounds (in the area of 25 kg.).

Later games added boxing and wrestling events, as well as horse and chariot races. The last event added was a form of the pentathlon, that was comprised of a stadium-long foot race, wrestling, the javelin throw, the long jump and the discus throw.

3. Name 3 sports played when the Modern Olympics were first revived.

The Olympics were revived officially in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Sports played included swimming, road and track bicycling (deemed to be a single event), 'artistic' gymnastics, greco/roman wrestling, 'athletics' (i.e. track and field events), fencing, shooting (i.e. riflery), tennis and weight lifting.

4. When were women first invited to compete in the games?

Women first competed in the 1900 Paris Olympics in sailing, croquet, golf, and tennis.

5. How many sports will the athletes compete in during the 2016 Rio Olympics?

28 sports, in a total of 41 events.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-15-2016 01:22

6. What country has won the most medals at the Olympics, Summer and Winter combined?

The United States has won the most medals, Summer and Winter combined, with a total of 2681. The combined Soviet/Russian teams are second, with 1868, and the combined German teams are third with 1681.

7. What person has won the most medals (any type) at a SINGLE Olympics?

American Michael Phelps (Swimming) and Soviet Alexander Dityatin (Gymnastics) have both won 8 Olympic medals in a single Olympics. Phelps won 6 Gold and 2 Bronze in Athens in 2004, and 8 Gold in 2008 in Beijing. Dityatin won 3 Gold, 4 Silver, and 1 Bronze in the 1980 Moscow games.

8. In what sports do men and women compete as equals historically in the Summer Games (i.e. " at the same time in a heat or competition)?

Sailing and equestrian have historically been the two sports that men and women compete in together at the SAME time, in the same heats across all events. Tennis, badminton, archery, and figure skating have all had mixed doubles (one man and one woman in a team) events, but none of these were exclusively non-gender.

E.C. " What year did one of those sports change their format to men's and women's divisions? (1 pt.)

Sailing changed its format to include an exclusively women's event, starting in 1988. Equestrian is the only sport that still allows both men and women to compete together in the same events.

9. What 2 winter sports were included in the Summer Games (before the Winter Olympics were created)?

Figure skating and ice hockey are the only 2 sports that have been included in both the Summer and the Winter games.

E.C. " When were the Winter Games created? (1 pt.)

The first Winter Olympics were created in 1924, and held in Chamonix, France.

10. When was the last time a sprinter in his thirties ran for the U.S. at the Olympics prior to 2016?

An American athlete in his 30's ran the 100 meter dash in 1912 (Stockholm, Sweden).

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-15-2016 01:22

E.C. " What is the name and event of the 34-year-old running for the U.S. in these games?

Justin Gatlin, 34, will compete in both the 100m and 200 m events. A 41-year-old, Bernard Lagat will also compete in the men's 5000m competition.

E.C. " What sports were discontinued after the 2012 London Games? (3 pts.)

Baseball and softball were officially discontinued, with no return dates planned.

E.C. " What 2 discontinued sports are returning to the 2016 Rio Games? (1 pt.)

Golf and rugby are on the official calendar of events at the Rio Games, and male and female athletes will compete in them.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-15-2016 01:48

We'd like to thank both Puck Shady and Etain for answering this quiz. Mr. Shady got 3 1/2 out of 15. Ms. Etain got 12 out of 15. So Congratulations, Etain!! You win!!!! ;-D ;-D ;-D

Good job, both of you!! ;-D

Breit and Luc

P.S. -- Because of the apparent lack of interest in this quiz, we've decided to try some other things to garner interest in the upcoming Sleuth Olympics. Stay tuned. Thank you!! B. ;-D

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-1-2016 17:55

Let's try a one question quiz, and see what happens. ;-)

True or false. Tug of war was an official Olympic sport.

Breit

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Aug-1-2016 22:02

True

Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Con Artist

Aug-1-2016 23:17

True

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