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Trivia: Test Your Olympic Knowledge

The Summer Olympics begin on July 27, but how well do you know the Games? All this week, Patch will post trivia questions to test your knowledge.

From Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been several unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

As hundreds of world-class athletes prepare to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games beginning July 27, Patch is celebrating the start of the games by posting Olympic trivia questions all this week.

Select your answers in the polls below (or post them in the comments below) We'll post the correct answers in the comments by 5 p.m. today

 1. "Which of these cities has never hosted the Games?"

  • Moscow
  • Seoul
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne 

2. True or false. The United States has never won a gold medal in any fencing event that is currently still part of the Olympics

  • True
  • False

3. When were women first allowed to compete in the modern Olympics?

  • 1896
  • 1900
  • 1904
  • 1908

4. One of the events in which men compete directly with women is Sailing. Which is the other?

  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Triathlon
  • Equestrian

 

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

Also check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports ranging from basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

 

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