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08/16/16 Grif.Net – 2016 Olympic Trivia

08/16/16 Grif.Net – 2016 Olympic Trivia

[As the 2016 Olympics winds down, here are some truly =
interesting-yet-useless bits of trivia about the Games]

 

How many =
sports/disciplines are in the 2016 Games?
28 sports, 41 =
disciplines

 

What is Vinicius?

Brazilian mascot of the Games

How many gold =
medals will be awarded?
306

 

What metal =
is the gold medal made out of?

Silver =
with thin gold plating

 

Who has won =
the most gold medals in the same event?

Hungarian Aladar Gerevich won 6 golds in 1932-1960 in =
fencing
BTW, his wife, his son and his father-in-law have also won =
medals

How many different venues will be used in =
Brazil?

33

 

What ages =
were the oldest and youngest individual medalists in Olympic game =
history?
Oldest medalist with silver at age 72 was Swedish marksman =
Oscar Swahn; he had won gold age 63 two Olympics =
previously

Youngest medalist to =
Danish swimmer Inge Sorenson at age 12

 

What is the =
minimum age to compete in 2016 Games?

Competitors must be born before January 1, 2001 (age =
16 or turning 16 this year)

 

What will =
these games actually cost?

Estimates =
range from low of $95 million to $11.25 billion

 

How many =
tickets are available for spectators at the =
Games?
7,500,000

 

What does a =
ticket to an Olympic event cost spectators?
$40 for swimming to $3000 =
for VIP seats at the opening ceremony

 

Why did Rio =
beat out Chicago in the final decision on which city would host the 2016 =
Games?

Rio was deemed more attractive =
for tourism and a less dangerous city for safety of competitors and =
spectators

 

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Dr Bob Griffin =

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