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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 2nd August 2021

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  1. How many Olympic medals does former British middle-distance runner, Lord Sebastian Coe KBE, have?

Four (two gold and two silver)

 

  1. What is a Golden Slam in tennis?

Winning all four Grand Slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open) and the Olympics in the same year

 

  1. What event did Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill DBE compete in?

Heptathlon

 

  1. How many gold medals did Great Britain win in track and field on ‘Super Saturday’ during the London 2012 Olympics?

Three (Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah)

 

  1. How many rings are there on the Olympic logo?

Five

 

  1. Which fellow Olympic cyclist is Laura Trott CBE married to?

Jason Kenny

 

  1. Which female American sprinter was banned from Tokyo 2020 after failing a drugs test?

Sha’Carri Richardson

 

  1. Name two new sports that appeared at the Tokyo Olympics for the first time.

Surfing, sport climbing, skateboarding, baseball and karate

 

  1. Where were the first modern Olympic Games held?

Athens, Greece

 

  1. American athlete, Michael Phelps, competed in which sport?

Swimming

 

  1. How many nations boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics?

65

 

  1. Which colour is not one of the Olympic rings – black, red, green or white?

White

 

  1. American sprinter, Michael Johnson, was the first man in history to win both of which races at the Olympics?

200m and 400m

 

  1. Where was former track cycling champion, Sir Chris Hoy, born?

Edinburgh

 

  1. How old was British diver, Tom Daley, when he competed in his first Olympics?

14 years old

 

  1. What does the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” translate to in English?

“Faster, Higher, Stronger”

 

  1. In rowing, what is the name of the person who sits in the boat, directs it, and tells the rowers what to do?

Coxswain

 

  1. How long is an Olympic-length swimming pool?

50m

 

  1. During the Los Angeles 1932 Olympics, what error was made during the men’s 3,000m steeplechase event?

They ran an extra lap

 

  1. What is the order of events in a triathlon?

Swim, bike, run

 

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