Winter Olympics 2018

Evan invited all his colleagues over to celebrate the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics- everyone was supposed to bring food from their home countries. We had representation from India, China, South Korea, Columbia, and of course the USA. This took me by surprise as being one of the coolest experiences I have had here in Indiana! Watching everyone wait for and cheer on the athletes of their home nations was honestly inspiring and had me a little emotional at the unity we felt. I created a little quiz game to keep people chatting during the long wait for the start of the ceremonies- just some fun trivia! Of everything I tried though, the Indian food was my favorite by far.
  1. What year were the first [ancient] Olympics held? 776 BC
  2. What year were the first modern Winter Olympics held? 1924 in Chamonix France
  3. What do the Olympic Rings represent? 5 continents and the colors include the colors of every national flag
  4. What is the Olympic motto? “Citius, Altius, Fortius" faster higher stronger in Latin
  5. Which country has the largest Olympic team for the 2018 Winter Olympics? (USA 242)
  6. What are the new events for 2018? big air snowboarding, mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling, and mixed team alpine skiing
  7. What country has won the highest number of Winter Olympic medals? Norway (280)
  8. What two countries from the Southern Hemisphere have won winter Olympic medals? Australia and New Zealand
  9. How many athletes have won medals at both the summer and Winter Olympics? 5: - Eddie Eagan (USA gold in boxing 1920 and bobsled in 1932 )  Jacob Thams ( Norway gold in ski jumping 1924 and silver in yachting crew 1936) -Christa Luding-Rothenburger (Germany speed skating in 1984,1988,1992, spring cycling in 1988) Clara Hughs (Canada speed cycling 1996, speed skating in 2002,2006,2010) Lauryn Williams (USA sprinter 2004,2012, bobsled 2014)
  10. What day did the Olympic torch rally begin for the 2018 games? October 24, 2017
  11. What is the official mascot for the 2018 winter games? Soohorang the Tiger
  12. When was the last time South Korea hosted the games? 1988 in Seoul