Barkham Village Residents Association

You may have noticed there were the Olympic Games in the summer of 2012.  Here are a few questions to test whether it’s a forgotten memory! 

  1. Q. The colours of the Olympic rings are blue, yellow, green, red and what other colour?

  2. Q. What was the name of the company that failed to recruit enough security staff and so the army had to be called in?
    A. G4S

  3. Q. Which “Great Briton” did Kenneth Branagh play at the Opening Ceremony?
    A. Isambard Kingdom Brunel

  4. Q. What was Anish Kapoor’s main contribution to the Olympic Park?
    A. He designed the Orbit tower.

  5. Q. What was the O2 arena renamed for the Games?
    A. The North Greenwich Arena.

  6. Q. Which sports took place at the Copper Box?
    A. Handball and the Modern Pentathlon fencing.

  7. Q. Jessica Ennis won the heptathlon gold medal but which other UK women have won Olympic gold in this event (and its predecessor the pentathlon)? 
    A. Denise Lewis (2000) and Mary Peters (1972, when it was the pentathlon).
  8. Q. Which BBC presenter is credited with suggesting the “Mobot” celebration to Mo Farah? 
    A. Clare Balding (on “A League of Their Own” on Sky 1), based on the M in “YMCA”.

  9. Q. Which English County would have finished 12th in the medals table had it been an independent country?
    A. Yorkshire.

  10. Q. Seb Coe famously won gold medals at successive Olympics in 1980 and 1984.  However what was the event in which he “only” won 2 silvers but for which he was the world record holder for 17 years and is still the British record holder? 
    A. 800m (he won golds at 1500m)

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