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The White/Brown Winter Olympic Carnival: Olympic Trivia Double Decathlon, Round 1!


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Welcome to the Olympic Trivia Double Decathlon, where you can test your knowledge of all things that are somehow related to the Olympics!

 

This is Round 1, which will last from now until 12:00 midnight Eastern on the evening of Thursday, January 23, or until all the questions have been correctly answered. There will be a second round as well, beginning on Friday, January 24!

 

Each of our categories features three questions. This round, Gold Medal questions are worth 4 points each, Silver Medal questions are worth 3, and Bronze Medal questions are worth 2, so there's up to 90 points up for grabs this round!

 

To play, specify which question or questions you want to attempt an answer to (by category and medal colour) and what you think is/are the answer(s). In each post, you may attempt up to one Bronze, one Silver, and one Gold question (in one or multiple categories is up to you), after which you must wait for at least one other person to post before attempting more.

 

The first person to correctly answer each question gets the points; anyone who gets it wrong, though, will lose the point value of the question, just like on a certain popular quiz show. (If you get it right after someone else has, you're OK, but you don't get the points.) The scorecard will be running at the bottom of this post.

 

And without further ado, here are the questions!

 

I. FIRST THINGS FIRST
Gold - In what city was artificial snow first used during the Winter Games? Lake Placid - Aidanna
Silver - What was the first year the IOC ordered drug and gender testing of Olympic athletes?
Bronze - What was the first country not part of Europe or North America to host the Winter Games? Japan - Basel Gill
 
II. HOSTS
Gold - For what year did the IOC strip Budapest of the right to host the Olympics due to WWI related political schisms? 1920 - Basel Gill
Silver - What was the first city to host the Winter Olympic Games after the change to staggered years for the Summer and Winter Games? Lillehammer - Basel Gill
Bronze - What city hosted the first official modern Olympic Games?
 
III. MEDAL REFUSALS
Gold - Who was the Russian weightlifter to protest and be disqualified by refusing his bronze medal in 1992?
Silver - Who was the second-place decathlon finisher who as a gesture of solidarity refused to accept Jim Thorpe's stripped 1912 gold medal?
Bronze - The USA team players famously refused to accept their silver medals for basketball during the Summer Games in which city? Munich - Basel Gill
 
IV. OFFICIAL BUT UNFEATURED
Gold - What Basque ball sport was featured in the Olympic Games as an official contest only once, in 1900?
Silver - Former Kalmykian President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is the head of the official world federation for what board game recognised as a sport by the IOC?
Bronze - What is the only game played with a standard pack of playing cards to have a world federation recognised by the IOC?
 
V. SPANNERS IN THE WORKS
Gold - What year's Summer Games saw virtually the entire Eastern Bloc refuse to attend? 1984 - Theodora
Silver - How many total times have the Olympic Games been canceled altogether as a result of World Wars? 5 - Theodora
Bronze - Due to World War II, the city of Sapporo, Japan's turn to host the Winter Olympics was delayed by how many years?
 
VI. SPORTS INTRODUCTIONS
Gold - In what year was slalom canoeing first introduced as an official Olympic Games sport? 
Silver - In what city was modern biathlon first officially contested in the Winter Games?
Bronze - What snow based sport was first contested as an Olympic sport in Germany in 1936?
 
VII. YOU'RE OUT!
Gold - What Russian biathlete received a two-year ban from competition and stripped of her 2006 silver medal due to failing a drug test? Olga Medvedtseva - Theodora
Silver - What Austrian skier was ejected from the 1972 Winter Games after being exposed as a professional athlete?
Bronze - In 1932, which nine-time Finnish gold medalist was banned from the Olympics for being a professional, resulting in strained sports relations between Finland and Sweden for several years? Paavo Nurmi - Theodora
 
VIII. MASCOTS
Gold - What was the name of the first animal to become an officially named Olympic mascot? Waldi - KassidyRose DaiShan
Silver - In 2000, as a protest directed against the commercialisation of Olympic mascots, an unofficial spoof mascot named "Fatso the Fat-Arsed" was introduced, what type of animal was it?
Bronze - What type of animal was the mascot for the Moscow 1980 Olympics?
 
IX. SLIP SLIDING AWAY
Gold - In 1968, what sled sport had to be carefully timed due to poor cooling capabilities at the track resulting in insufficiently solid ice during broad daylight?
Silver - In which Winter Games sled sport does the athlete lay face down upon a small sled? Skeleton - Theodora
Bronze - What downhill snow sport became popular in the 1990s with many younger people instead of skiing and was eventually introduced to the Winter Games in 1998? Snowboarding - Theodora
 
X. COLD AS ICE
Gold - The short track version of what ice-based event was first introduced to the Winter Games in 1992? Speed skating - Basel Gill
Silver - In 2002, two pairs of gold medals were awarded in what ice sport due to allegations of collusion among the judges? Pairs figure skating - Aidanna
Bronze - The famous "Miracle on Ice" game was contested between the United States and what other nation? Soviet Union - Aidanna
 
SCORECARD
Theodora - 18
Basel Gill - 12
Aidanna - 9
KassidyRose DaiShan - 4
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V. SPANNERS IN THE WORKS

Silver - How many total times have the Olympic Games been canceled altogether as a result of World Wars?

5 (1916-1944)

 

V. SPANNERS IN THE WORKS
Gold - What year's Summer Games saw virtually the entire Eastern Bloc refuse to attend?
 
1984 (my country Bulgaria as well) because the last time there was a huge boycot on the Olympics in Moscow.

 

IX. SLIP SLIDING AWAY

Bronze - What downhill snow sport became popular in the 1990s with many younger people instead of skiing and was eventually introduced to the Winter Games in 1998?

 

That should be snowboarding.

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I. Gold: 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid New York

X Silver: The sport was Pairs Figure Skating. Gold medals were awarded to skaters from both Canada and Russia

X Bronze: Soviet Union (This is a fun movie too :wink:

 

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VII. YOU'RE OUT!

Gold - What Russian biathlete received a two-year ban from competition and stripped of her 2006 silver medal due to failing a drug test?

Olga Medvetseva

 

IX. SLIP SLIDING AWAY

Silver - In which Winter Games sled sport does the athlete lay face down upon a small sled?

Skeleton - I would never try it as it's quite fast.

 

VII. YOU'RE OUT!

Bronze - In 1932, which nine-time Finnish gold medalist was banned from the Olympics for being a professional, resulting in strained sports relations between Finland and Sweden for several years?

 

Paavo Nurmi - Runner
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Basel - Japan for the first country outside of NA and Europe to host the Winter Olympics is right, and so is Budapest losing their slot in 1920 ... unfortunately, luge is not correct for the third question! You gain 6 points for the first two answers but lose 3 for the wrong answer, for a net gain of 3 points!

 

Theodora - Yup, yup, and yup for 9 more points!

 

Luge involves the athlete laying face up on the small sled, BTW :)

 

Almost four more days remaining, folks! Jump in whenever you would like!

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(cue Jeopardy time's up for the round sound)

 

And that's it for the first round folks! Theodora leads us with 18 points, Basel Gill running-up with 12, Aidanna in third with 9, and KassidyRose DaiShan in fourth place with 4!

 

Tomorrow we will move into round 2, where we double the points, so it's still anyone's game!

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