Saturday, April 08, 2006

Olympics Quiz

Questions :

(1)1908 Summer Olympics were actually to be held in Rome(Italy), But something happened that eventually made the venue shift to Londan(Great Brtain). What was it?

(2)A teenager named Arnold Fornachou was selling ice cream at his exposition booth. He ran into a big problem - he ran out of the paper dishes on which to serve the ice cream. In a stroke of genius, he noticed that the guy in the next booth, a Syrian named Ernest Hamwi, was selling waffles. Arnold rolled one of Ernie's wafer-thin waffles up and invented the ice cream cone. Within ten years more than one-third of all ice cream was served in a cone. What the hell am I talking about and when did this happen?

(3) In Sydney 2000 Olympics, something happened w.r.t Baseball. What was that?

(4) Easy one -- Nadia Comaneci did somthing in the 1976 Montreal Olympics that no gymnast had done before. What was her claim to fame?

(5) A Standard Stereotypical Question -- What was peculiar about 1928 Amsterdam Olympics?

(6) In Y Olympics , an extreme terrorist group(belongign to country Z) named X invaded the Olympic village and held several members of the Israeli weightlifting team hostage, and killed two of them. The terrorists demanded that Israel release numerous Arab prisoners. When the Israelis refused to make concessions, a tense stand-off ensued while negotiations continued. Eventually the captors, still holding their hostages, were offered safe passage and taken to an airport, where they were ambushed by German security forces. and blah....blah...Now give me the names of X and Y and to which country(Z) did X belong to?

(7) One more Standard Q -- :-( The Olympic flag comprises five interlaced rings on a white field. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games.The rings represent the union of the five continents during the Games.Now what/why were these 5 colours specfically chosen?

(8) Belgian (fencer) Victor Boin did it for the first time at the 1920 Antwerp Games.What did he do?


1.[Relocated to London after the Italian organizers was forced to withdraw due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906 and the number of economic and social problems the Italian government had to confront.]

2. [St. Louis Olympics - 1904 ]

3. [Until the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, baseball was restricted to amateurs. Now professional players will be admitted. ]

4. [No gymnast had ever achieved a perfect score of 10, until Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci scored perfect 10's seven times at the 1976-Montreal games.]

5. [The idea of an Olympic Flame burning from the start of the games to the closing was first introduced in 1928.]

6. [ Munich Olympics 1972, Israel, Black September ]

7. [The colors were chosen because at least one of these colors is found in the flag of every nation ]

8. [The athletes' oath was first taken by Belgian fencer Victor Boin at the 1920 Antwerp Games ]