How much do you know about the Olympic Games?

 How much do you know about the Olympic Games? 


1. The original Olympic Games were organised by the ancient Greeks on a four

year cycle in honour of which of their Gods?

2. During which period did the original games run?

3. What was the name of the Roman Emperor who abolished the games?

4. In what year were the games revived?

5. Who was the French educationalist mainly responsible for their revival?

6. What is the name of the association which has the responsibility for organising

every aspect of the games today?

7. What was the name of the American athlete and businessman who was closely

associated with the development of the I.O.C. throughout the 20th century,

until his death in 1975?

8. In the 20th century the Olympic Games were cancelled twice and postponed

once.The cancellations were 1916 (Berlin) and 1940 (Tokyo).Where should

the 1944 games have taken place had they not been postponed?

9. Only one country has taken part in every games, summer and winter, since


10. The Olympic motto is ‘Citius,Altius, Fortius’.What is that in English?

11. Medals are awarded to the winner(s) and to the 2nd and 3rd in each event.

What is given to those who come in 4th to 8th?

12, What do the rings on the Olympic flag represent?

13. The Olympic flag is white with five rings in different colours: blue; yellow;

black; and green.What is the colour of the 5th ring?

14. Which country always leads the opening parade?

15. Which country always terminates the opening parade?


1. Zeus. 2. From 776 BC to 393 AD. 3.Theodosius I. 4. 1896. 5. Baron Pierre de

Coubertin. 6.The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 7.Avery Brundage. 8.

London. 9.The United Kingdom. 10.‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’. 11. Diplomas. 12.The

Five Continents. 13. Red. 14. Greece. 15.The host country.

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