Summer Games Quiz
Japanese gymnast Shun Fujimoto helped his team win the all-around event by four-tenths of one point while competing with a . . .
- Fujimoto broke his knee during the floor exercises at the 1976 Montreal Games, but kept the injury a secret until after scoring 9.7 on the ringshis highest score ever.
Greek shepherd Spiridon Louis . . .
- Louis, who was 24, ran in shoes donated by his fellow villagers.
The only two Summer Games to be held on the Asian continent were:
Which of the following sets of three cities have hosted more than one Summer Games?
- Los Angeles had the Olympics in 1932 and 1984; Paris in 1900 and 1924; and London in 1908 and 1948.
Soviet athlete Viktor Saneyev won three Olympic gold medals in which event?
- Saneyev won the triple jump in three straight Olympics, in 1968, 1972, and 1976.
Which of these athletes set a sensational long-jump record at an Olympics held at a high altitude?
- Beamon jumped 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches at the 1968 Mexico City Games. The record lasted almost 23 years.
Mark Spitz of the U.S won an amazing 7 gold medals in the pool at
- He set seven world records in the 1972 Games.
Which of the following Olympics was boycotted by many nations?
- The United States led dozens of nations in boycotting the Moscow Games, in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
The first Olympic Village was located in:
- In the 1932 Los Angeles Games, the male athletes were housed in an Olympic Village for the first time, given food, housing, and transportation for $2 a day. (The female athletes were put up in a luxury hotel instead.)
The Summer Games have been cancelled three times because of:
- The 1916 Games were cancelled because of World War I; the 1940 and 1944 Games because of World War II.