June 20, 2012 | QM Click on question to reveal answer 1 How many coloured rings are on the Olympic flag? 2 Who was the founder of the modern Olympic Games? 3 The Olympic Torch is lit at which ancient site? 4 In which US state were the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held? 5 An Olympiad is a period of how many successive years? 6 The decathlon is contested over how many days? 7 The Olympic Marathon is held in commemoration of which ancient Greek soldier who ran from Marathon to Athens? 8 Which country has won the most medals in total at the Summer Olympic Games? 9 Which event is sometimes referred to as the ‘Hop, step and jump’? 10 Which US retired speed skater has won five gold medals at the Winter Olympic Games? 11 Who was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 seven times in a row, at the 1976 Montreal Games? 12 During which three years were the modern Summer Olympic Games cancelled? 13 The distance of the Olympic marathon is 26 miles and how many yards? 14 Which European city hosted the first Olympic Games in which women were allowed to participate? 15 At the 1896 Athens Summer Olympic Games, the winners were given a silver medal and a branch from which type of tree? 16 Which British sportsman was the first 2012 Olympic Torchbearer in the UK? 17 The 1981 film ‘Chariots of Fire’ was based on the stories of which two British athletes? 18 Who was the only Olympic medallist to have won the Nobel Peace Prize? 19 Composer Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou is better known by what name? 20 The length of the Olympic marathon was extended for which British monarch, so that the competitors finished in front of where the monarch was seated? 21 What are the names of the two 2012 London Olympic Games mascots? 22 Which Olympic sprinter was the star of the 1928 film ‘The Olympic Hero’? 23 Which British female swimmer won a silver medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games for the 400 metre medley? 24 Which European city hosted the 2004 Summer Olympic Games? 25 Which gymnast has won the most gold medals, nine in total, in Olympic history? 26 Which US Olympic swimmer is nicknamed the ‘Baltimore Bullet’? 27 The men’s football team from which country won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics? 28 What was the name of the horse that Zara Phillips (Tindall) should have ridden at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but had to pull out because of an injury to the horse? 29 Which British rower won five gold medals in five consecutive Olympic Games? 30 In which European city was the first opening ceremony of the Olympic Games held? 31 Which country’s team always leads the procession of athletes during the Olympic Opening Ceremony? 32 During which year were the last Olympic Gold Medals awarded that were made entirely of gold? 33 The heptathlon is made up of how many events? 34 In 1924, which country hosted the first Winter Olympic Games? 35 How many chances in each round do high-jumpers get to clear the bar? 36 In ancient Olympic Games, some men wore a ‘kynodesme’ to restrain which part of their body? 37 In 1960, who became the first Sub-Saharan African to win an Olympic Gold Medal? 38 In 1920, which Belgian sportsman was the very first competitor to take the Olympic oath on behalf of all the other competitors? 39 The ‘J’ approach and the ‘Flared’ approach are associated with which event? 40 Which is the only nation to have won at least one medal in every Summer Olympic Games?