Quiz trivial jeux olympiques
Created on February 5, 2024
Members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, which had links with Yasser Arafat's Fatah organisation. Eleven athletes were murdered by the terrorists.
The Spanish Popular Front government decided to boycott the Games and organised the People's Olympics as an alternative, with workers' and socialist groups from all over the world sending athletes to the competition. However, the Spanish war broke out just as the Games were about to begin.The United States was due to boycott the Games but eventually decided to take part.
Boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics: US President Jimmy Carter decided to boycott the Games in protest at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, given that the Games were being held in Moscow, the capital of the Soviet Union. Many nations refused to take part in the Games.
In the midst of a trade war with China, the United States announced in December 2021 that it would boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Australia and the United Kingdom - the United States' partners in the AUKUS, a military alliance against Chinese expansionism - and Canada followed suit.
The biggest scandal to affect the Games was when Spain sent a basketball team made up mainly of non-disabled athletes to the competition for mentally handicapped athletes at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney.
In 1896, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its President, the Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin, drew inspiration from the ancient Games and organised the first modern Olympic Games in Athens. Subsequently, the IOC acquired a number of attributes and symbols: a flag, a motto and also an anthem.The Olympic anthem, composed by Spýros Samáras (music) and Kostís Palámas (lyrics), is used here as a support to help students find their bearings in space: in relation to themselves, to others and to the music.
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