From Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been several unforgettable moments in Summer Games history.
As hundreds of world-class athletes compete in the 2012 Olympics starting this week, Patch is celebrating the start of the Games by posting Olympics-related trivia questions.
Post your guesses in the comments section below. We'll post the official answers in a few days.
- Which author of the seminal book on baby and child care was also a gold medalist?
- Dr. Benjamin Spock
- Dr. Michael Cohen
- C. R. Partridge
- Jane Mattes
2. How long is the route for the marathon event in the 2012 Olympics?
- 8 miles
- 11.2 miles
- 26.3 miles
- 40.6 miles
3. Who lit the torch to start the 1996 Atlanta Games?
- Wayne Gretzky
- Cathy Freeman
- Muhammad Ali
- Ken Henry
4. What is the name of the mascot of the 2012 London Games?
Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day, Saturday, July 28, on the Let's Move! website, which has a great page about how to set up your own Olympics—full of fun and fresh air!
And check out our directory and events calendar. We have listings for places where folks teach everything from karate to weight training. In our calendar of events, you could find camps for various sports, or if you're looking for a great venue to watch events that are more fun with a crowd, check out our listing of great local sports bars.
And don't forget to go for the gold!
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