Flashcards in Olympic Stuff Deck (28):
only city to host the summer Games three times
Times Olympics held in USA
4, 3 different cities
n the ancient Olympics, which philosopher (427-347 BC) was a double winner of the Pankration.
Five countries have been represented at all Summer Olympic Games
Greece, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, and Australia,
only nation to have participated under its own flag in all modern summer Olympic Games.
The only Olympic event in which mother and daughter competed together
The only Olympian ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize
Philip Noel-Baker of Great Britain
The first black athlete to compete at the Olympics
Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera, competing for France in 1900.
the only competitor to win a medal in three different sports at the same Games, a feat he achieved at St Louis in 1904. He won four Olympics medals - in freestyle wrestling (silver), weightlifting (2 x bronze) and tug of war (bronze).
German Frank Kugler (competing for the US)
lowest number of total Olympic medals per capita
youngest medalist ever in an individual event
12-year-old Inge Sorensen from Denmark won a bronze medal in the 200-meter breaststroke in 1936
only person to win medals at the Winter and Summer Games in the same year (1988)
East German Christa Luding-Rothenburger-speed skating and track cycling
only person to have won gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Games.
only nation to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Games.
Citius, Altius, Fortius ("Swifter, Higher, Stronger").
composed by Spyros Samaras and the words added by Kostis Palamas.
Women were first allowed to participate
1900 2nd modern olympics
The winter Olympic Games were first held
first time winter Olympic Games were held in completely different years
1994 Lillehammer, Norway
(1992, when the Summer Games were in Barcelona, Spain and the Winter Games were in Albertville, France.)
Because of World War I and World War II, there were no Olympic Games in 1916, 1940, or 1944.
Who won the most medals at the first summer olympics in 1896?
Most metals at the Winter Games?
First place winners in the 1900 Paris Olympics received
first time Olympics were televised.
What does 4th place get?
The first eight athletes in each event receive a diploma from the IOC. The first three finishers receive both a medal and a diploma.
Which American city hosted Winter games twice?
Lake Placid, in 1932 and 1980.