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Summer Olympics Host Cities Quiz

Name the cities that have hosted (or will host) the Summer Olympics.
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2020
2016
2012
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1992
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Answer Stats
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City
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level 37
Jul 15, 2012
Surprisingly hard...I forgot Beijing.
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level 38
Sep 11, 2013
I thought I had already typed "Beijing" but it turns out I never did!
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level 33
Aug 3, 2016
I ws the same with Stockholm. I was sure I'd already tried it!
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level 28
Aug 17, 2016
Try: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/172272/top-medalists-in-rio-2016
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level 31
Sep 13, 2017
I was also the same with Paris and Moscow.
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level 68
Apr 21, 2016
I managed to forget Beijing, too!
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level 28
Feb 4, 2018
It is also a winter Olympics host...
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level 33
Jul 15, 2012
But what is unforgettable about Beijing was that AWESOME opening ceremony. Truly a spectacle. I need it on DVD.
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level 17
Jul 15, 2012
Agree completely. I haven't missed an opening ceremony since the '70's and Beijing stands out by a mile. It blew my mind!
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level 20
Dec 29, 2014
except for the fact that they CGI-enhanced it with more fireworks and lights...
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level 70
Sep 7, 2016
That opening ceremony was the first thing I ever watched on my brand new, first ever, flat screen, HD TV. Felt like I had a window overlooking Beijing in my living room. After a lifetime of "rabbit ears" and non-HD, that was spectacular!
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level 49
Feb 16, 2017
Sydney was the best ever
+1
level 60
Sep 13, 2017
Preach!
+1
level 69
Jul 16, 2012
2:19 left on the clock, is this an olympic record? Oh yeah, and also in reverse chronological order
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level 7
Aug 3, 2012
I typed 'Amberes' for ten times. It should work as well.
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level 54
Jul 25, 2013
Well, I've learned something new and I live in Belgium! Where they call Antwerp either 'Antwerpen' or 'Anvers.'
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level 49
Feb 16, 2017
"Amberes" ???
+1
level 50
Sep 13, 2017
That's in Spanish
+1
level 57
Sep 18, 2012
3:24 left on the clock. I love the Olympics!
+1
level 73
Sep 10, 2013
St. Louis? Huh...never knew.
+1
level 72
Sep 12, 2013
There are some great stories about that and other early Olympics. Look it up on Wikipedia. Back when it was still a pretty small and disorganized event there were all sorts of crazy shenanigans...
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level 73
Sep 13, 2017
Kalbahamut's correct. The 1904 games were to be held in Chicago, the first time they were held outside of Europe. At the same time the World's Fair (Louisiana Exposition) was going to be held in St. Louis and they didn't want competition for attendance. The Olympic committee was told if they didn't move the games from Chicago to St. Louis, that St. Louis would hold a competing sports event. The committee caved and moved the games to St. Louis.
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level 45
Sep 10, 2013
ARRRGGHHHH!!! Head slap!! How did I remember Antwerp and forget Sydney!!
+1
level 24
Sep 10, 2013
Can't believe I forgot London...
+1
level 72
Sep 12, 2013
wow, I was expecting to do pretty badly at this but I surprised myself and got everything except for 1976 - Montreal.
+1
level 69
Aug 4, 2016
I'll never forget Montreal because someone from my (very small) home town got a silver medal there.
+1
level 57
Aug 28, 2016
Got all but St Louis.
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level 41
Sep 12, 2013
Oh my god. I've lived in the St. Louis area my entire life, and that's one of the three that I missed. I feel like a disgrace...
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level 57
May 9, 2016
St. Louis didn't deserve to host the Olympics.
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level 72
Aug 25, 2016
and, yes, this is also true. :D They basically blackmailed them into moving the games there from Chicago which had originally won the bid.
+2
level 60
Sep 13, 2017
Those blackmail/cheating claims are rampant. I remember everyone in Paris being angry at London re 2012. So many were claiming bribes because London shouldn't've been considered since they missed the cut off date for application.
+1
level 68
Sep 13, 2017
The Olympics site selection committee has been nearly as corrupt as FIFA. Allegedly, reforms have been enacted and the worst abuses ended. I doubt it.
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level 72
Aug 25, 2016
It was so barely organized at that point in the game's history, it was really just an extension of the World's Fair being held there that year.
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level 15
Oct 15, 2013
How do you hold the Olympics in a place like Moscow?...
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level 19
Oct 20, 2013
Many of these Olympic Games have great stories that make for brilliant reading... from the silly "sporting" events held until the '30s, Jesse Owens and the Nazis in '36, skipping some to the near-bankruptcy of Montreal in '76, the Cold War boycotts in '80 and '84, the rise of capitalism from '84, the outrage of the OG held in Atlanta instead of Athens for the bicentennial in '96... You name it, it's there. Just try and picture the Olympics held in the Soviet Union! :)
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level 75
Mar 9, 2015
Wasn't the outrage that Sydney got the 2000 Games instead of Athens? At least that's how I remember it.
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level 71
Aug 3, 2016
Joeythelemur. Nope, the outrage was with Atlanta because those were the centennial of the Modern Olympic Games, so many thought Athens should have hosted them.
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level 75
Aug 3, 2016
I stand corrected, thanks. :-)
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level 48
Jan 24, 2018
Not going by memory but didn't Athens not get the bid because they couldn't have facilities ready in time?
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level 54
Mar 29, 2018
HectorVortac: That was just an excuse. They said the same about 2004, and that they would never have the facilities ready in time. However, they did have everything ready in time and it was so well done that people who were in the country for the games, were commending Greece and Athens in particular, for pulling it off in spite of the media bashing that was going on back then. I was there, and it was probably one of the most exciting moments of my life.
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level 34
Dec 1, 2013
By doing it
+1
level 28
Feb 17, 2014
Or Stockholm or Helsinki???
+1
level 55
Jul 4, 2015
Whats wrong with the games being hosted in Stockholm or Helsinki?
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level 70
Jul 17, 2016
I think these comments were based on weather on the mistaken assumption that Sweden, Finland and Russia are permanently frozen. Of course the Olympics are held in summer and as I type this it is 20 degrees Celsius in Helsinki, 22 in Stockholm and 30 in Moscow - perfectly decent temperatures to conduct a sporting event in (possibly a little too hot for comfort in Moscow).
+1
level 44
Feb 24, 2014
I did pretty badly. How could I forget Berlin?
+1
level 44
Feb 24, 2014
And how could I forget Moscow?
+1
level 43
Jan 25, 2015
-.- I missed Amsterdam, Melbourne and Munich!
+1
level 36
Sep 16, 2015
Everyone that comments on how they missed this one or that one, mustn't realise that you can read the comments while taking the quiz. So if people get stuck, they can just scroll down to the comments and that has helped me complete a quiz numerous times!
+2
level 65
Jan 2, 2016
Why not just print out a google list of Olympic Cities and type them into the quiz .... If your going to cheat at least make it 100%.
+1
level 57
Aug 28, 2016
Eh? That's cheating! I like to test my knowledge without having to cheat. Then I learn from my mistakes at the end of the quiz.
+1
level 73
Sep 13, 2017
So for you, the stats should read, "This beats or equals 100% of test takers who didn't cheat." Wow, you are really impressive.
+1
level 43
Feb 8, 2018
Although it’s cheating, as long as you’re learning, it’s not that bad especially if you came back and did better without reading the comments. I sometimes read the comments, and then the next time I do that quiz I can get the answer without having to look at the comments. And it’s just a quiz website, there are worse things to cheat on.
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level 9
Mar 2, 2016
Got it 30 secs remaining not much of an olympic star
+1
level 46
Mar 12, 2016
First time taking the quiz ... 23/23 with 2:45 left! Way to go.
+2
level 57
May 9, 2016
God I love the Olympics! Other cities I would love to see host the Summer Olympics include: Boston, Johannesburg, Jakarta, and Tel Aviv.
+1
level 68
Aug 3, 2016
The taxpayers in those cities may disagree. I know I would protest if they decided to hold them in my city
+1
level 70
Jul 17, 2016
Yeah... would not have got Antwerp and St Louis even after a lot of guessing.
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level 70
Aug 3, 2016
You may want to amend your strapline ("They just chose the location of the 2020 Olympics")! Tokyo was selected in 2013 :)
+1
level 64
Aug 3, 2016
Yeah, I don't understand why it says they just chose. Oh well.
+1
level ∞
Aug 3, 2016
Haha. Fixed!
+1
level 40
Aug 3, 2016
Only 54% have guessed Helsinki
+1
level 34
Aug 6, 2016
Forgot about the Nordics and never knew Antwerp hosted the olympics. Good quiz but surprisingly hard!
+1
level 56
Aug 6, 2016
I didn't get Antwerp - but then it's not a city you would normally think of.
+1
level 73
Sep 13, 2017
Unless, like me, you have an older brother who used to call you a twerp. I was happy to learn there was a city with my nickname in it which made it easy for me to remember.
+1
level 18
Aug 8, 2016
There was the Munich massacre in 1972.
+1
level 55
Sep 7, 2016
I nearly forgot Montreal. And I live there!
+1
level 49
Feb 16, 2017
got all with 2:04 left
+1
level 59
Sep 13, 2017
Now join the 54 Punkers who have tried my "Summer Olympic Games - Unsuccessful Bidders" quiz!
+1
level 59
Sep 13, 2017
I always mix up Melbourne and Montreal. Since I already had the first, I was thinking hard why it wasn't working for 1976. Just couldn't think of the "other" 'M'.
+1
level 30
Sep 16, 2017
I cannot believe I forgot Paris, Rome, and Mexico City!!
+1
level 58
Apr 30, 2018
Never once in Africa - a bit embarrassing, no?
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