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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1

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

 

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Who is the famous Olympian pictured alongside?
 


3


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

   
4


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

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

   
    6

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

   

a

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. 

   

b

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

   

c

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

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

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

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

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