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Olympic Trivia: What City Has Never Hosted the Games? 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 beginning July 27, Patch is celebrating the games by posting Olympic trivia questions.

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

 1. Which of these cities has never hosted the Games?

  • Moscow
  • Seoul
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne 

2. True or false. The United States has never won a gold medal in any fencing event that is currently still part of the Olympics.

  • True
  • False

3. When were women first allowed to compete in the modern Olympics?

  • 1896
  • 1900
  • 1904
  • 1908

4. One of the events in which men compete directly with women is Sailing. What is the other?

  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Triathlon
  • Equestrian

 

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 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 July 30, 2012 at 02:20 AM
The answers are: 1. Madrid. Moscow hosted in 1980, Seoul in 1988 and Melbourne in 1956. 2. FALSE 3. 1900 4. Equestrian

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