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Chateau Avalon celebrates the Olympic Games!

Posted by Jayme Clark on Mon, Jul 23,2012 @ 03:47

The Olympic Games will soon commence in London and here at Chateau Avalon, are getting excited! There is nothing quite like cheering on our teams as we watch these tremendous athletes compete for worldwide honors. As we look forward to the games, we invite our fans and friends alike to test your knowledge with these Summer Olympics Trivia Questions. (Written by Drs. Barre and Barry Wright for Savannah Morning News - click on the link for the complete list of trivia questions.)Olympic Tower Bridge resized

  • What is the Olympic motto? (“Citius, Aliticus, Fortius” which translates from Latin as Faster, Higher, Stronger)
  • The Olympic flag features five interlocking rings. What do the rings symbolize? (The five inhabited continents of the world)
  •  Why are the colors of the Olympic flag’s rings blue, black, red, yellow, and green? (Because the flag of every country participating in the Olympics includes at least one of these 5 colors)
  •  Name the nine sports featured in the first Modern Olympic Games (athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling, swimming, tennis and shooting)
  • The Summer and Winter Olympic Games were customarily held in the same year until when? (1992)
  • How many U.S. athletes have competed in both the Summer and the Winter Games? (17)
  •  Why did the U.S. boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow? (The U.S. was protesting the Soviet war in Afghanistan)
  •  How many times in the past has London hosted the Olympics? (Twice, once in 1908 and once in 1948)
  •  What will be a first for the 2012 London Olympics? (All participating nations will have at least one female athlete competing)
  •  About how many athletes will compete in London? (10,500 individuals representing more than 205 nations)
  •  What is the only Olympic sport in which men and women compete against each other? (Equestrian)
  •  Of 28 modern Olympic sports, in what category has the U.S. never won a medal? (Badminton)
  • Boxing was an event at the Games in ancient Greece. In what year and where did Cassius Clay (Mohammed Ali) win the gold medal? (1960 in Rome)
  •  Which sport of the Summer Games has the highest number of athlete participating? (Track and field events with 2,000 competitors)
  •  What is the maximum number of competitors each country can enter in the Archery event? (Six total with three of each gender)
  •  Based on ticket sales, for which event is the overall demand the greatest? (Men’s 100-meter final)
  •  Based on ticket sales, which event is most popular with London government officials? (Beach volleyball)
  •  In what order do countries traditionally enter Olympic Stadium at the Games’ opening ceremonies’ Parade of Nations? (Greece, in honor of being the home of the ancient Olympics, enters first and the host nation enters last)
  •  In what sport for the 2012 Olympics was the U.S. the only country to qualify the maximum number of participants? (Fencing. We qualified the maximum 16 fencers)
  • In what sport for the 2012 Olympics will Saudi Arabia’s first female Olympian participate? (Equestrian. However, Dalma Rushi Malhas’s jumper has reportedly sustained an injury to his foreleg and that may prevent her competing)
  • Kim Rhode, at age 16, was the youngest member of the U.S. 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic team when she won her first gold medal. If she medals in the London 2012 Games, she will be the first American to medal in five straight Olympics. What’s her sport? (Shooting. She is a shotgun specialist)
  •  The size, shape, weight and center of gravity of javelins are standardized in international competition. How long is the javelin men throw? (8’6”-8”10”)
  •  How many overall medals did U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps win in the Athens and Beijing Games? (16 total of which were 14 gold and two bronze)
  •  What country has won the most gold medals in men’s field hockey? (India) In women’s field hockey? (The Netherlands)
  •  What four events of the Summer Olympics does NBC Sports say Americans most want to watch on TV? (Track and field, swimming, gymnastics and beach volleyball)
  •  What city will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games? (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and it will the first time the Olympics have been held in South America)

Enjoy these questions and share them with your friends, family and co-workers -- you are sure to impress with your vast wealth of Olympic knowledge!

P.S. To celebrate the Olympic Games, look for a "Gold Medal Special" from us very soon! Make sure to leave a comment and tell us what your favorite Olympic event is!

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