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Brush up on trivia about Olympic history

July 31, 2008


The 2008 Summer Games start Aug. 8 (8-8-08) in Beijing. How much do you know about Olympic history?

1. The Games of the I Olympiad were held in 1896 in what city?

A. Paris

B. London

C. Athens

D. Rome

2. The Winter Olympics first took place in what year?

A. 1896

B. 1904

C. 1924

D. 1948

3. In what year were the Summer and Winter Games first staged in different years?

A. 1980

B. 1992

C. 1994

D. 2000

4. The last time an Asian city hosted the Summer Games was

A. 1964 (Tokyo)

B. 1988 (Seoul)

C. 1998 (Nagano)

D. 2000 (Sapporo)

5. What city will host the 2012 Summer Games?

A. New York

B. Vancouver

C. Sochi

D. London


1. C; 2. C; 3. C; 4. B; 5. D.


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