Olympic Games Trivia 4 – Olympic Traditions

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Olympic Games Trivia 4
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After a journey through its history, this series will move towards special areas of the Olympic Games, starting with its rich traditions.

1. The motto of the Olympic Games is ‘Citius-Altius-Fortius’, what is the meaning of it?

a. Faster, Higher, Stronger
b. Higher, Faster, Stronger
c. Stronger, Higher, Faster
d. Stronger, Faster, Higher

2.  What are the colours of the 5 Olympic Rings?

a. Black, Blue, Green, Red, Purple
b. Brown, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow
c. Black, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow
d. Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Yellow

3. Which of these is a false statement about the Summer Olympics?

a. During the parade, the Greece team traditionally enters the stadium first.
b. The President of the Organizing Committee makes his speech followed by the IOC President
c. The host nation enters the stadium first
d. Olympic Charter requires the opener to be the host country’s head of state although there have been cases where someone other than the host country’s head of state opened the Games.

The Olympic torch relay was introduced
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4. The Olympic torch relay was introduced by Carl Diem and made its debut during this Olympic games

a. Antwerp, 1920
b. Amsterdam, 1928
c. Los Angeles, 1932
d. Berlin, 1936

5. Which Greek goddess is depicted in the Olympic Medal?

a. Zeus
b. Nike
c. Athena
d. Hermes

The first major mascot in a Summer Olympics
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6 . The first major mascot in a Summer Olympics was introduced during Moscow 1980. What was its name?

a. Misha
b. Viktor
c. Boris
d. Abram

7.  The Olympic Oath and the 5 rings were first introduced during this Olympic games.

a. Stolkholm, 1912
b. Antwerp, 1920
c. Paris, 1924
d. Amsterdam, 1928

8. The standard medal presentation ceremony at the end of each event was introduced here.

a. Amsterdam, 1928
b. Los Angeles, 1932
c. Berlin, 1936
d. London, 1948

9. What is not true about the lighting of the Olympic cauldron?

a. The first well known Olympic athlete to light the cauldron was former champion Paavo Nurmi at Helsinki 1952
b. Yoshinori Sakai, born in Hiroshima on 6th August 1945, on the same day the atomic bomb was dropped on the city, lit the cauldron at Tokyo 1964
c. In 2000, Cathy Freeman became the first woman to light the Olympic cauldron
d. Boxing legend Muhammad Ali lit the cauldron at Atlanta 1996

During the closing ceremony
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10. During the closing ceremony, athletes from all countries enter the stadium together, without any distinction of nationality. This concept was coined in Melbourne 1956 when an anonymous letter from a schoolboy to the International Olympic Committee suggested that athletes from all countries mingling during the closing parade. His idea became an Olympic tradition since then while his identity was revealed 30 years after the idea was initiated. Who was he?

a. James Fulton
b. Michael Kettle
c. Richard Bourke
d. John Ian Wing

Stay tuned for the next quiz!

Answers

  1. Faster, Higher, Stronger
  2. Black, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow
  3. The host nation enters the stadium first
  4. Berlin, 1936
  5. Nike
  6. Misha
  7. Antwerp, 1920
  8. Los Angeles, 1932
  9. In 2000, Cathy Freeman became the first woman to light the Olympic cauldron
  10. John Ian Wing