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The Olympics Quiz
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The Olympics Quiz
Sports Vikram Kilpady
Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 31st Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. This is the first Olympics being held in South America and is going on even as a majority Brazilians are unhappy with their rulers. Here’s a quiz on some random Olympic facts and related trivia.

Question 1. The Flying Finn is a sobriquet referring to which Finnish athlete?
Paavo Nurmi
Ben Johnson
Franz Beckenbauer
Jesse Owens
Question 2. Which sportsman held the long jump record from 1968 to 1991?
Biff Bevin
Bob Beamon
Aneurin Bevan
Beavis
Question 3. World War II interrupted the Olympic movement. Where were the 1940 Games to be held?
Berlin
Rome
Los Angeles
Tokyo
Question 4. When did India last win the hockey gold?
1984
1980
1976
1972
Question 5. Moscow Why did the US and its allies boycott the Games?
Opposition to Communism
Opposition to Iran revolution
Invasion of Afghanistan
Support to North Korea
Question 6. In 2022, which city will be the only one in the world to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics?
London
Los Angeles
Beijing
Tokyo
Question 7. Where are the 2020 Olympics being held?
Tel Aviv
Ankara
Addis Ababa
Tokyo
Question 8. The Rio Olympics is the first one ever in South America. Which other continent has never hosted an Olympics?
Asia
Africa
Arctic Continent
Antartica
Question 9. Who is the first Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics?
Gagan Narang
Leander Paes
Abhinav Bindra
Karnam Malleshwari
Question 10. An India-born athlete won 2 silver medals in athletics in the 1900 Paris Games. What’s his name?
Richard Pryor
Norman Bailey
Donovan Bailey
Norman Pritchard

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