Olympic Cities

Do you know your facts about Olympic cities? Take this quiz and find out!

Quiz

Do you know your facts about Olympic cities? Take this quiz and find out!

1. Which country has won the most medals at the Olympic Games—without ever hosting the games?

  • Sweden.
  • Hungary.
  • China.

2. This busy European port city was nearly destroyed by a German invasion during World War I but recovered 20 months after the war's end to host the Summer Games.

  • Amsterdam.
  • Oslo.
  • Antwerp.

3. Which city hosted the first Olympic Summer Games to be held south of the equator?

  • Sydney.
  • Tokyo.
  • Melbourne.

4. Located 7,400 feet above sea level, this city is by far the highest to ever be host.

  • Seoul.
  • Mexico City.
  • Buenos Aires.

5. After hosting its first Olympic Games, the organizing committee for this city reconvened in 1939 and participated in every Olympic bid competition for the next 39 years. In 1984, which city joined Athens, London, and Paris as two-time hosts?

  • Grenoble.
  • Los Angeles.
  • Munich.

6. This bridesmaid city lost bids to: Paris in 1924, Berlin in 1936, Tokyo in 1940, and Munich in 1972. It finally got its chance to host two decades later during the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas.

  • Seoul.
  • Atlanta.
  • Barcelona.

7. Which Asian city was two votes shy of Sydney in its bid to host the 2000 Summer Games?

  • Bangkok.
  • Beijing.
  • Kuala Lumpur.

8. This European city was originally awarded the 1908 Summer Games, but had to relinquish it to London after the costly destruction caused by the 1906 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

  • Madrid.
  • Vienna.
  • Rome.

9. Due to extravagant building before the games, the residents of this North American host city needed 17 years to raise the money needed to pay off their Olympic debt.

  • Montreal.
  • Los Angeles.
  • Mexico City.

10. The Olympic torch relay to this Olympic city bypassed the Pacific Island of Fiji because of mob violence provoked by an attempted coup d'etat:

  • Sydney.
  • Tokyo.
  • Seoul.

Your Results:

1. Which country has won the most medals at the Olympic Games—without ever hosting the games?
Hungary.

2. This busy European port city was nearly destroyed by a German invasion during World War I but recovered 20 months after the war's end to host the Summer Games.
Antwerp.

3. Which city hosted the first Olympic Summer Games to be held south of the equator?
Melbourne.

4. Located 7,400 feet above sea level, this city is by far the highest to ever be host.
Mexico City.

5. After hosting its first Olympic Games, the organizing committee for this city reconvened in 1939 and participated in every Olympic bid competition for the next 39 years. In 1984, which city joined Athens, London, and Paris as two-time hosts?
Los Angeles.

6. This bridesmaid city lost bids to: Paris in 1924, Berlin in 1936, Tokyo in 1940, and Munich in 1972. It finally got its chance to host two decades later during the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas.
Barcelona.

7. Which Asian city was two votes shy of Sydney in its bid to host the 2000 Summer Games?
Beijing.

8. This European city was originally awarded the 1908 Summer Games, but had to relinquish it to London after the costly destruction caused by the 1906 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
Rome.

9. Due to extravagant building before the games, the residents of this North American host city needed 17 years to raise the money needed to pay off their Olympic debt.
Montreal.

10. The Olympic torch relay to this Olympic city bypassed the Pacific Island of Fiji because of mob violence provoked by an attempted coup d'etat:
Sydney.

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