Extra, Extra! Olympic Scandals Quiz - FamilyEducation

Extra, Extra! Olympic Scandals Quiz

The Olympic Games are steeped in enough controversy to make a White House press secretary throw in the towel. How much do you know about these unsportsman-like scandals?

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The Olympic Games are steeped in enough controversy to make a White House press secretary throw in the towel. How much do you know about these unsportsman-like scandals?

1. Scandal and controversy have plagued the Olympic Games since the ancient Greeks began holding their competitions of strength and speed. Bribery, drug use, and murder are just the tip of the hurdle when it comes to Olympic impropriety. What kind of Olympic indiscretion was International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president Kevan Gosper accused of?

  • Using performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Bribery.
  • Choosing his daughter to run with the Olympic torch.
  • Extorting money.

2. What did the Cuban government accuse "wealthy nations" of doing to their athletes?

  • Stealing them.
  • Roughing them up.
  • Offering them money to compete.
  • Taking away their medals.

3. Which of the following athletes were later stripped of their gold medals?

  • Jim Thorpe.
  • Ben Johnson.
  • Ross Rebagliati.
  • All of the above.

4. Who was left holding the bag after charges of vote-buying surfaced around the successful Salt Lake City bid?

  • Donna Lee.
  • Juan Antonio Samaranch.
  • Tom Welch and Dave Johnson.
  • Bilkisu Musa and Mike Raleigh.

5. Which of these Olympians stands accused of murder?

  • Henry Tillman.
  • David Schultz.
  • David Fidler.
  • Tonya Harding.

1. Scandal and controversy have plagued the Olympic Games since the ancient Greeks began holding their competitions of strength and speed. Bribery, drug use, and murder are just the tip of the hurdle when it comes to Olympic impropriety. What kind of Olympic indiscretion was International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president Kevan Gosper accused of?
Choosing his daughter to run with the Olympic torch.

2. What did the Cuban government accuse "wealthy nations" of doing to their athletes?
Stealing them.

3. Which of the following athletes were later stripped of their gold medals?
All of the above.

4. Who was left holding the bag after charges of vote-buying surfaced around the successful Salt Lake City bid?
Tom Welch and Dave Johnson.

5. Which of these Olympians stands accused of murder?
Henry Tillman.

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