Quiz: History of the OlympicsJuly 27, 2012 @ 1:08 pm (Updated: 7:20 am - 7/29/12 )
There used to be a rope climbing event in the Olympics. But during the 1896 games, only two competitors made it to the top. Why?
-The ropes were too slippery
-The ropes were too long
-Only two countries competed
-A doping scandal eliminated almost all the contestants
There's a huge age difference between the oldest and youngest Olympians ever. The oldest Olympian was 72. How old was the youngest?
Which Olympic sport only took place a few times in the
late 1980s and early 1990s?
-Live pigeon shooting
-Solo Synchronized swimming
In the Live Pigeon Shooting event at the 1900 Olympic
Games, how many pigeons did the Belgian winner
Gold, silver and bronze medals were not awarded to
Olympic winners until 1904. So, in 1900, what did winners
-Carl Kasell's voice on their home answering machines
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