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luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer
Red-Nosed

Jul-5-2016 02:19

General Olympic Knowledge

Each question is worth one point unless otherwise noted. Please post your answers or responses below. We will post the answers on Friday (July 8, 2016). L


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

2. Name 3 sports played during the Ancient Olympics.

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

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

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

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

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

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)?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


If you have any problems deciphering or interpreting the questions, please PM Breitkat, David Adams, or Luc Pfeiffer. We will check our mail several times each day and will get back to you as soon as we can.

Have fun and GO SWISS!!! L

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Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jul-5-2016 17:45

I wonder if this shouldn't be in Gumshoe where the PUB Quiz used to reside.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-5-2016 18:03

Thank you, Squirrel!! ;-)

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.

The Shady Relief Fund
The Shady Relief Fund

Jul-8-2016 20:41

1. Olympia, Greece

2. The one-stade race, the hoplitodrome and the pentathlon

3. The marathon

4. Paris Olympics in 1900.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-8-2016 20:44

Good job, Puck!! ;-)

Anyone else wanna give it a try?? ;-)

B.

Étaín
Étaín
Huntsman

Jul-9-2016 08:05

1) 800 BC Olympia Greece
2) Running, Wrestling, Discus
3) Weight Lifting, Wrestling, Gymnastics
4) Paris, 1900 Olympics
5) 28
6) USA, 2684 medals
7) Alexander Ditayin
8) Equestrian, Sailing, Cycling. Badminton, Tennis
E.C) ?
9) Figure Skating, Ice Hockey
E.C.) 1924 Chamonix France
10) 1936 Olympics
E.C.) Ralph Metcalfe, 100 metre dash
E.C.) Baseball, Softball
E.C.) Golf, Rugby
E.C.) Monaco


Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Jul-12-2016 02:59

I am passing this on from Laura and Breit. They are currently without Internet, aside from a mobile that doesn't play well with sleuth. (Do any mobiles play well with sleuth? Lilith says no.) Anyway, they said they will try to get these answers up but other than that will likely not be on before Friday at the earliest. But that just means that if you had thought about attempting this pub quiz, and hadn't because of the deadline, you can still enter! =D



Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-15-2016 01:24

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 01:25

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 01:26

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.

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