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100

This country was re-invited back to the olympics in 1992 after a 32 year ban from participating in international sport.


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South Africa

100

This country leads the all time medal count for the summer olympics. (They also lead the all time Gold count)

United States

100

Brazil is known as the more dominate country in this Olympic sport.

Volleyball

100


This athlete has the most total medals ever in the summer olympics with 28

Name and Sport.


Michael Phelps

Swimming

100

City and country where the ancient olympic games began


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Olympia, Greece

200

These five countries are known as the powerhouses in the pool. 

Name 4 out of 5


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Hungary, Japan

Germany , United States

Australia

200

The first nation and last nation to enter the stadium at opening ceremonies


(Scavenger Hunt : cinco de mayo)

Greece is first

Host country is last

200

DAILY DOUBLE

These five sports are the only ones to have been held  at every modern olympic games.

(Name all 5. You can list 6 max)

 Note: Modern olympics began in 1896.

Fencing, athletics: track and field, cycling, gymnastics, swimming

200

This man is the all time leading scorer in Olympic Basketball history. 


Carmelo Anthony

200

The summer olympics have been held in these three different U.S. Cities.

Atlanta

Los Angeles

St. Louis

300

Only five countries have participated in every summer Olympics name 4 out of 5 (You can list 5)

Australia

France

Great Britain

Greece

 Switzerland

300

What do the five rings on the Olympic Flag Represent?


(Scavenger Hunt: Cinco De Mayo)

Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas

300

Abebe Bikila was a runner for the country of Ethiopia. He ran this event barefoot in Rome, 1960. 

Name the running event. 


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Marathon

300

Oscar Swahn was the oldest medalist to compete in the Summer Olympics in 1920, how old was he? 

(Side Note: He won Gold)

( 65, 72, 87, 59)


72 years old

(He was a shooter.  He also qualified at age 76 but withdrew)

300

DAILY DOUBLE 

Five continents and 19 Countries have hosted the summer olympics. 1 minute and 30 seconds to name 16 out of 19 countries

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United States, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Soviet Union, South Korea, Spain, China, Brazil

400

What is the only country to win a gold medal in every Summer Olympic Games?


(Scavenger Hunt : cinco de mayo)

Great Britain

400

What is used to light the Olympic flame in Greece?


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An olive branch and the suns rays… a mirror can also be used. 

400

This sport is being added to the 2024 olympic games


(Scavenger Hunt : Cinco De Mayo)

Break Dancing

400

This olympic athlete “wasn’t supposed to win”. He was black and was competing in track and field in 1936 in Berlin. Hitler’s Germant saw him as a lesser athlete because of the color of his skin. He went on to win four gold medals. 


Jesse Owens

400

Only months after the assassination of MLK Jr., U.S. track runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Summer Games. What city and country was the host of these Olympic games?   

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Mexico City, Mexico.

500

6 countries have won both a World Cup, and Olympic gold in mens soccer. Name 5 out of the 6. (List up to 6)

DAILY DOUBLE

Italy, Uruguay, France, Spain, Argentina, Brazil

(Germany I'm not counting because the gold medal was won as "East Germany")

500

The Summer Games were cancelled twice. Name the years and the reason. 

(Within 2 years of the exact year is okay.)


(Scavenger hunt: cinco de mayo)

1916- World War 1

1940 and 44 World War 2

500

DAILY DOUBLE:  6 new sports are being added to the 2020 summer olympic games 

Note: Some brand new, some that have been re-added from the past. 

Name 5 out of 6. List 6 max.  

Baseball, softball, karate, roller sport or rollerblading, climbing, surfing.

500

Larisa Latynina for the Soviet Union is the all time leader in Summer Olympic medals for women. Can you name two of the three leaders in United States women's history? 

Hint all swimming.


 Jenny Thompson

Dara Torres

 Natalie Coughlin,

500

This host country (name city and country) had the largest attendance of any summer olympic games. 

They sold 8.3 million tickets.

Atlanta, United States


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