The Olympics Quiz Round 1

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The ancient Olympic games started in the 8th century BC at the sanctuary of Zeus which was where in Greece?



The modern Olympics were started by Pierre de Coubertin.   What title did he hold?



The first modern Olympics were held in which year?



Which body is responsible for selecting the host city for each Olympic games?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)


How many nations competed at the first modern Olympics in 1896? a) 8 b) 14 c) 20

b) 14


What are the 5 colours of rings on the Olympic flag?

Blue, yellow, black, green, as red


Why were the Olympic ring colours chosen?

Because every nation has at least one of the colours on its national flag.


What does the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ mean?

Faster, Higher, Stronger


By tradition which nation is last to to enter the stadium during the opening ceremony?

The host nation


What is the only Olympic sport where men and women compete equally in every event?