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was inspired by a 1980s cartoon which followed the attempts of Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion Mr. T to coach an Olympic gymnastics youth team?
Dr. William Penny Brookes (pictured) began organising Olympian Games in Much Wenlock, England, in 1850, he was credited with inspiring the modern games?
was born and grew up in Brendan Nash Australia, he qualifies to play international cricket for the West Indies because his father, who represented Jamaica at the Olympics, is of Jamaican origin?
as well as being an
Olympic competitor and World Championship bronze medallist in the multi-discipline sport of modern pentathlon, also played Katy Livingston netball at county level?
won five Wilfried Dietrich Olympic medals during his career, more than any other Olympic wrestler?
, an Tsegaye Kebede Olympic and World Championship medalist in the marathon, worked as a child for 30 US cents a day so he could afford a daily meal and an education?
has won seven Pavel Lednyov Olympic medals in modern pentathlon, more than anybody else in this sport?
is no longer practiced at the sex determination in sports Olympic Games?
is Tan Howe Liang Singapore's only Olympic Games medallist?
set a Teruji Kogake world record in the triple jump at the Japanese Olympic Trials but only managed eighth in the finals at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics?
shooter is the Abhinav Bindra first Indian to win an individual gold medal at any Olympic Games?
Australian Olympic swimming coach is the only person to have coached and later competed at the Forbes Carlile Olympic Games?
has produced seven North Baltimore Aquatic Club Olympians, including Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff?
are planned to teach Youth Olympic Games Olympic values to teenage athletes?
were a series of four athletic contests held in Zappas Olympics Athens between 1859 and 1889 and are considered as precursors to the modern Olympic Games?
was the oldest Australian to win an Sir William Northam Olympic gold medal?
silver won at the 2008 Summer Olympics by the Singapore women's table tennis team, comprising , Feng Tianwei and Li Jiawei , is the second Wang Yuegu Olympic medal in Singapore's history?
Louisiana State Representative participated in the George B. Holstead Olympic track and field trials held in New Orleans in 1948?
Swedish pentathlete became the first Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall Olympian disqualified for drug use, for drinking two beers?
1908, swimmer Henry Taylor (pictured) became the only Briton to win three gold medals at a single Olympic Games until Chris Hoy equalled his mark in 2008?
2012 Summer Olympic Games will be the third , and that no other city has hosted London Olympics the games three times?
Finnish speed skater is the oldest Clas Thunberg Olympic speed skating champion, winning gold at the 1928 St Moritz games at the age of 35?
won Mina Wylie silver at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, and was one of the first two women to represent Australia in Olympic swimming?
, a Mark Rubin safety for the Penn State Nittany Lions, defeated Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps in swimming while in high school?
Olympic Rower was the first athlete from Steven Coppola Western New York's West Side Rowing Club to medal at the Olympic Games?
speed skater , currently competing in her fifth Tomomi Okazaki Olympic Games, is the oldest member of the Japanese team at the 2010 Winter Olympics?
US Olympic discus throw gold medalist said that the downside of the Stephanie Brown Trafton Beijing Games was that they conflicted with the opening of hunting season in California?
and her son Alice Arden are the only mother–son Russ Hodge Olympians in American history?
Olympic marathon runner won the Award for Business Excellence from Australian Lisa Weightman broadsheet ?
Norwegian actress is the granddaughter of Beate Eriksen Olympic gymnast Marius Eriksen, and daughter of World War II flying ace Marius Eriksen, Jr.?
Australian sprinter is the only Olympic participant to win medals for two countries at the same Stanley Rowley Olympic Games?
East German Olympic bronze medalist was once married to two-time Olympic silver medalist Wilfried Hartung Gabriele Wetzko?
Hungarian fencer is the only person ever to have won medals at both the Pal Szekeres Olympic and the Paralympic Games?
Kentucky State Representative coached fellow Sam B. Thomas army soldiers in Olympic basketball trials in Japan after World War II?
has competed in three Anna Kozlova Olympics, once for the Unified Team (former Soviet Union) and twice for the United States?
, an international champion in Bill May synchronized swimming, was barred from competing in the Olympics because of his gender?
Keene Fitzpatrick (pictured) invented modern pole-vaulting technique, coached five Olympic gold medalists, and trained the University of Michigan's "Point-a-Minute" football teams from 1901 to 1905?
was independent Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav India's first individual Olympic medalist when he won the wrestling bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki games?
was a two-time Kurao Hiroshima Olympian, two-time Japanese marathon champion, and two-time winner of the Fukuoka Marathon?
is the composer of the well-known Leo Arnaud Olympic theme "Bugler's Dream?"
, winner of the 5000 Joseph Guillemot m at the 1920 Olympics, was a pack-a-day smoker?
, an John Konrads Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer who set 26 individual world records, later became the Australasian director of L'Oréal?
is both a Christine Witty speed skater and a cyclist who has won three Olympic medals in speed skating and holds the 1000-metre world record?
, the oldest sailor to win an Don Cohan Olympic bronze medal (at age 42), won a U.S. sailing championship at age 72?
and Hedda became the first siblings in Ingrid Berntsen Norway to compete in different events at the same Olympic Games?
, former editor of Ilsa Konrads , was an Belle Australian Olympic swimmer who set 12 world records?
amateur wrestling Olympic gold medalist could pin every member of the Robin Reed 1924 United States Olympic wrestling team, despite being in the second lowest weight class?
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Question 2: The Los Angeles-based organizing committee, led by ________, was able to generate a surplus of US$225 million, which was an unprecedented amount at that time.
Question 4: The Ancient Olympic Games was a series of competitions held between representatives of several city-states from ________, which featured mainly athletic but also combat and chariot racing events.
Question 5: In the late 1990s, the IOC took the initiative in a more organized battle against doping, by forming the ________ (WADA) in 1999.
Question 6: In 1948, Sir Ludwig Guttman, determined to promote the rehabilitation of soldiers after ________, organized a multi-sport event between several hospitals to coincide with the 1948 London Olympics.
Question 7: He presented these ideas during the first [28 ] Olympic Congress of the newly created ________ (IOC).
Question 8: However, at the [76 ] 2000 Summer Games in ________, NBC drew the lowest ratings for any Summer or Winter Olympics since 1968.
Question 9: Some of these adjustments included the creation of the Winter Games for ice and snow sports, the ________ for athletes with physical disabilities, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes.
Question 10: For example, the International Federation of Association Football ( ________) is the IF for football (soccer), and the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball ( FIVB) is the international governing body for volleyball.