Turin Olympic Games

The 2006 Winter Olympic Games were held in Turin, Italy. How much do you remember about the event?

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The 2006 Winter Olympic Games were held in Turin, Italy. How much do you remember about the event?

1. Torino, Italy was the site of the 2006 Winter Games. The Winter Games were held in Italy once before. What year?

  • 1956
  • 1968
  • 1988
  • 1944

2. Torino's most famous sight, the Shroud, is actually rarely on display. The cloth, in which Christ's body was allegedly wrapped, only is viewable every 25 years. According to the schedule when will be the next opportunity to see it?

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • 2020
  • 2025

3. The medals awarded at each Olympic Games are designed by the host nation's organizing committee. What distinctive characteristic do the medals to be given out in Torino have?

  • They're square
  • They have a hole in the center
  • Largely made of Italian marble
  • Bas relief of famous Italians like Michelangelo

4. As of February 2009, how many times have the Winter Games have been held?

  • 20
  • 33
  • 16
  • 22

5. How many athletes competed at the Torino Games?

  • 2500
  • 850
  • 1050
  • 2000

6. In 2002 at the Salt Lake City Winter Games, how many total medals did the United States win?

  • 22
  • 34
  • 35
  • 40

7. What unique method of transportation did the Olympic flame take on its two-month national tour of Italy leading up to the 2006 Winter Games?

  • A ride in a Ferrari
  • A leisurely ride in a Venetian gondola
  • Carried by a cavalry regiment
  • All of the above

8. What distinctive characteristic did Torino's Olympic Cauldron boast?

  • All of the above
  • Brightest flame in Olympic history
  • Tallest Cauldron in Olympic history
  • Hottest flame in Olympic history

9. The official mascots of the Torino Winter Games were Neve and Gliz. They were meant to be embodiments of which of the following?

  • A snowball and an ice cube
  • A ski and a pole
  • A skate and a puck
  • A cup of cappuccino and a scoop of gelato

10. The Italian name of Turin, Torino, translates to English as which of the following?

  • Small mountain
  • Open plaza
  • Little bull
  • Young village

Your Results:

1. Torino, Italy was the site of the 2006 Winter Games. The Winter Games were held in Italy once before. What year?
1956

2. Torino's most famous sight, the Shroud, is actually rarely on display. The cloth, in which Christ's body was allegedly wrapped, only is viewable every 25 years. According to the schedule when will be the next opportunity to see it?
2025

3. The medals awarded at each Olympic Games are designed by the host nation's organizing committee. What distinctive characteristic do the medals to be given out in Torino have?
They have a hole in the center

4. As of February 2009, how many times have the Winter Games have been held?
20

5. How many athletes competed at the Torino Games?
2500

6. In 2002 at the Salt Lake City Winter Games, how many total medals did the United States win?
34

7. What unique method of transportation did the Olympic flame take on its two-month national tour of Italy leading up to the 2006 Winter Games?
All of the above

8. What distinctive characteristic did Torino's Olympic Cauldron boast?
Tallest Cauldron in Olympic history

9. The official mascots of the Torino Winter Games were Neve and Gliz. They were meant to be embodiments of which of the following?
A snowball and an ice cube

10. The Italian name of Turin, Torino, translates to English as which of the following?
Little bull

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