When Were Women Allowed in the Olympics? Tell Us in Today's Quiz!

The Summer Olympics begin on July 27, but how well do you know the Games? All this week, Patch will post trivia questions to test your knowledge.

From Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been several unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

As hundreds of world-class athletes prepare to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games beginning July 27, Patch is celebrating the start of the games by posting Olympic trivia questions all this week.

Post your answers in the comments below. We'll post the correct answers in the comments after midnight.

 1. "Which of these cities has never hosted the Games?"

  • Moscow
  • Seoul
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne 

2. True or false. The United States has never won a gold medal in any fencing event that is currently still part of the Olympics

  • True
  • False

3. When were women first allowed to compete in the modern Olympics?

  • 1896
  • 1900
  • 1904
  • 1908

4. One of the events in which men compete directly with women is Sailing. Which is the other?

  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Triathlon
  • Equestrian


Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

Holden MaGroin July 26, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I'm Holden MaGroin and here is my entry. 1. Madrid never hosted the Olympics. Neither have Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Rumor has it that, if merged, SP-F will be short listed for the 2020 summer games along with Istanbul, Tokyo, and Madrid. Scouts have already targeted the corner of South Ave and Martine as the site for the village. The selection could be predicated on the patriotic republicans being able to move SP town hall to the golf course. 2. This is false. I know because I like fencing. It is the only combat sport that doesn't have weight classes. That helps me alot. 3. Women were aloud to compete in 1900. This year will be the first year that some muslim countries will send females (Saudi arabia, Qatar). In the 80's East Germany claimed to send women, but DNA tests showed otherwise. 4. Equestian events have men and women competing together. Although it is very difficult to get more than two on a horse at a time. I apologize if this isn't my best work. These questions are getting harder.
Mary Mann July 27, 2012 at 04:16 AM
The boring, unembellished, but true answers: 1. Madrid. Moscow hosted in 1980, Seoul in 1988 and Melbourne in 1956. 2. FALSE 3. 1900 4. Equestrian


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