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Olympic Trivia: How Did the Olympic Flame Arrive in London? and Other Questions

How well do you know the Olympic Games? Patch is posting trivia questions to test your knowledge.

From swimmer Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to gymnast Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been several unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

As hundreds of world-class athletes compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Patch is celebrating the games by posting Olympic trivia questions.

Select your answers and post them in the comments below. We'll post the correct answers tomorrow.

1. Which team leads all other teams in the Opening Ceremony procession?

  • Team USA
  • Great Britain
  • the Greek team
  • the host country

2. The Games were not held in which of the following years?

  • 1940
  • 1912
  • 1988
  • 2000

3. How did the Olympic flame arrive in England for the 2012 Games?

  • Ship
  • Airplane
  • Helicopter
  • Underground tunnel

4. What contest of team strength was an official Olympic event from 1900 to 1920?

  • Polo
  • Gliding
  • Tug of War
  • Softball

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

Also check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports ranging from basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.


Cindy Cusic Micco August 03, 2012 at 03:29 AM
The answers are: 1. The Greek team 2. 1940 3. Airplane 4. Tug of War

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