In the build-up to the 2012 Olympics I think every other TV programme was about the history of the Olympic Games. So how much do you remember?

Some of the questions are easy, some difficult but overall I would give it a pass mark of 5 out of 10.

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The Olympic Games

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Who carried the Union Flag at the opening ceremonies at the 1992 and 1996 games?  



Who is the famous Olympian pictured alongside?


The Val Barker Cup is awarded to the competitor at the Olympics who shows the best style and technique - in which sporting competition?


Name the Irishman who was President of the International Olympic Committee between 1972 and 1980.


Name either of the members of Britain's gold winning 2 man bobsleigh team at the 1964 Winter Olympics.


One of the following three statements is false - which one?



The Olympic flame has been a important part of the Olympics since the modern games started in 1896. It symbolises the endeavour for perfection and struggle for victory. 



The 1956 games were held in Melbourne, Australia except for the equestrian events which were held in Sweden.



At the 1968 Mexico Olympics the longest race run by women was 800 metres.


Who was Tim Henman's partner when Britain won a tennis silver medal in the mens doubles at the 1996 Olympics? 


In the 1988 Olympics Sean Kerley was a member of which British gold medal winning team? 


Prior to the Athens games which was the previous capital city to host the games? 


At which games did Mark Spitz win his seven swimming gold medals?