Get Ready for Rio and test your Olympic knowledge!


Test your knowledge of the history behind the Olympic Games:


  1. In the opening ceremonies, the team of what country has the honor of marching first into the Olympic stadium? Why do they get this honor?
  2. The first recorded Olympic contest took place in what year?
  3. The first modern Olympic Games were held in what year?
  4. The first 13 Olympic Games only had one sport. What was it?
  5. The Romans banned the original Olympic Games in what year?

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Answers: 1.) Greece. To honor Greece as the birthplace of the Olympics. 2.) 776 B.C. 3.) 1896 4.) Running. 5.) A.D. 393


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