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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.

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  1. Which author of the seminal book on baby and child care was also a gold medalist. 
  • Dr. Benjamin Spock
  • Dr. Michael Cohen
  • C. R. Partridge
  • Jane Mattes

   2. How long is the route for the marathon event in the 2012 Olympics?

  • 8 miles
  • 11.2 miles
  • 26.3 miles
  • 40.6 miles

  3. Who lit the torch to start the Games in Atlanta?

  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Cathy Freeman
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Ken Henry

  4. What is the name of the mascot of the 2012 Games?

  • Misha
  • Sam
  • Izzy
  • Wenlock

 

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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