What year's Olympics were the first to allow woman?
Pairs 1900 was the first Olympic games to allow woman, and they were awarded paintings instead of medals. Medals were awarded at the 1904 Olympics once again, but if you find an Olympic painting they have been going for over six figures on the open market.
What non-Asian country broke up the monopoly of Asian dominance in field hockey?
West Germany won the gold in Munich in 1972, which broke up the long standing tradition of Pakistan and Indian dominance in the sport. Since, the Netherlands have seen a recent push for the South Asian countries.
What was the last year of both the Winter and Summer Olympics in the same year?
The IOC decided to utilize a two year cycle ever since 1992 and have Summer and Winter games separated by two years. For instance, we have just finished the Rio 2016 games, and next is in South Korea for the winter games in 2018.
The Olympic flag made its debut in 1920 in Antwerp Belgium and has flown at every Olympics, alongside the host nations flag, ever since. The rings also contain at least one color of every nation to complete the flag
The decathlon is what separates the men from the boys in the Olympics, and is known as the ultimate test of an athlete with 10 events, including track and field events that test strength, speed and endurance
What city will become the first to host a Winter and Summer games in 2022?
Beijing hosted in 2008 and is now hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022 after defeating a bid from Kazakhstan for the games. We saw Finland and Germany drop out of the running before the vote due to concerns from the citizens over the cost of the games
What year did cricket make its only entry into the games?
Cricket was played in the 1900 games and England won the gold, with the French winning the silver, there were no other teams competing. Most of the British team was comprised of English foreign service workers, and wanted the day off from work!
Which sport includes takedowns, escapes, and reversals?
Wrestling is the sport that includes takedowns, escapes and reversals. Wrestling is one of the original sports in the Olympics and continues to wow crowds every Olympics with the speed and skill necessary to compete at the highest levels
Mascots have become an accepted symbol for the Olympic Games, with each host country for both Summer and Winter Games coming up with their own. In what year and Games was the Olympic mascot officially recognized?
The 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City was the first to have an Olympic Mascot. It was a Red Jaguar, an animal prominent in many Aztec legends. Since then, Olympic Mascots have become more comical and a huge hit with the kids