Tuesday Trivia: The Olympic Games

(image courtesy of Discovery Education)

The 2014 Olympic Games, scheduled to take place in Russia, are already heating up discussions about human rights, and the Olympic Games have a long history of controversy.

Today’s trivia challenge — about the Olympics — is inspired by the struggle of Alice Milliat. On this day in 1922, Alice ran the International Women’s Games, because her request that women be allowed to compete in Olympic track and field events had been rejected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). [The IOC allowed women to compete at the 1928 summer games.]

Question 1: Where were the first Olympic Games held?

Question 2: In what year were the first Olympic Games held?

Question 3: What American (featured in today’s image) won four gold medals in track and field and the title “World’s Fastest Man” at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin?

Question 4: How many categories of sports will there be in the Winter Games in 2014?


3 comments… add one

  • Mary August 21, 2013, 12:13 am

    The first olympics were held in Greece. Back then, girls weren’t even allowed at the games. The first games started around 765 B.C. (Before Christ.) Legend has it that Heracles first started calling the games “olympics.”

  • Dayani August 27, 2013, 6:18 pm

    I wonder why they didn’t allow girls in the Olympics that’s strange

    • daija October 22, 2014, 10:55 pm

      me too hmm thinking


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