Citius, Altius, Fortius! Let the games begin! This week, we celebrate the 2020 Tokyo Games with some Olympics Trivia.
After being delayed a year from the pandemic the Games are set to open in Japan. So, let’s enjoy a little normality for a change and watch some of the world’s best athletes do their thing. Or at least, that’s the plan as of now.
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Kon’nichiwa gang. This is episode 127 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host Brian Rollins. As of this recording, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are still scheduled to start next month.
If they are, here’s some cool trivia to get you in the mood. If they’re cancelled, you assuage that hurt by revisiting Olympics of the past.
Either way, it’s three rounds of ten questions each. If you want rules or a score card, you can get both (and more) at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
I also have a little technical note. I’ve replaced the ever-present, old school ticking clock between the questions and answers. It’s a short guitar piece by Jason Shaw at Audionautix. I felt the old timer was a little stress inducing, even though it’s been with us since our first episode in 2019. The new one’s a little less jarring. Let me know what you think. Keep this new one or bring back the clock?
That’s it for our Opening Ceremonies, so let’s begin.
The Dorky Round
1. As of 2018, what Athlete has won the most medals in the Olympics?
2. What country boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics?
3. During the parade of nations, which nation enters last?
4. During the parade of nations, which nation enters first?
5. What group organizes the Olympics Games?
6. The 1992 Dream Team competed in what event?
7. What two continents have never hosted an Olympic Games?
8. What country has won the most Summer Olympic medals?
9. What city hosted the first Modern Olympics in 1896?
10. How many Southern Hemisphere cities have hosted the Winter Games?
The Geeky Round
1. The Olympic motto, 'Citius, Altius, Fortius', means what in English?
2. Where were the first Winter Olympics held?
3. What are the five colors on the Olympic flag?
4. Assuming they are still going in 2021, what are the only years where the Olympics have been cancelled?
5. In what year were the Winter Games first held in a year when the Summer Games were not?
6. As of 2021, what city has hosted the Olympic Games the most?
7. In 2022, what city will become the first to host both the Summer and Winter games?
8. What languages are used in the Olympics?
9. What is used to light the Olympic torch before the relay?
10. What country has won the most Winter Olympic medals?
The Nerdy Round
1. What woman has won the most Olympic medals?
2. What was the last year a Gold Medal was pure gold?
3. Oscar Swahn holds the distinction for what Olympic record?
4. Bugler's Dream, the iconic piece of music that leads off NBC's coverage, was composed by who?
5. What was the first non-European city to host the Olympics?
6. The Ancient Olympic games were ended by who?
7. Olympic medalist Christa Luding-Rothenburger holds the distinction of being the only person to do what?
8. What Tarzan actor was also a five-time Olympic gold medalist?
9. Women were allowed to compete in the Olympics starting in what year?
10. The 2020 Tokyo games will include what three first-time events?
And that’s it. Extinguish the cauldron and start packing your bags for home. Hopefully you got a few medals to take home as souvenirs. We’ll be back again next week for more trivia fun. Here’s a clue:
What decade gave us the phrase, “Becoming is better than being”?
A quotable episode. See you back here, next Wednesday.
This has been episode 127 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
Thanks for listening and keep going for the gold.
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