The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing right now in London. I will be watching several competitions, in particular, such as gymnastics, swimming and track and field.
In the spirit of the Olympics, I offer this quiz of past Olympic athletes/events.
1. During the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, Mary Decker Slaney collided with which runner and fell, ending her chances to win gold in the 3,000 meters final?
2. In 1972, this swimmer claimed seven gold medals in Munich.
3. Also during the 1972 Summer Olympic Games, what group kidnapped and killed nine Israeli athletes?
4. Which Canadian runner set a new world record in the 100 meters during the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, but was disqualified for testing positive for the drug stanozolol?
5. What country marked its return to Olympic competition in 1992 for the first time since 1960?
6. Which Olympic games were the first to have live television coverage?
7. Lis Hartel of Denmark is famous for what accomplishment?
8. Wilma Rudolph won how many gold medals in track sprint events during the 1960 Summer Olympic Games?
Answers: 1. Zola Budd. 2. Mark Spitz. 3. Black September, a Palestinian terrorist group. 4. Ben Johnson. 5. South Africa. 6. 1936 Summer Olympic Games. 7. Hartel is the first woman to win a medal in equestrianism, in 1952. 8. Three.