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How Well Do You Remember The London 2012 Olympics?

So many incredible moments – but can you remember them well enough to win gold?

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  1. 1. First things first, how did the top three look in the final medal table?

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    1. China, 2. Great Britain & N. Ireland, 3. USA
    1. USA, 2. China, 3. Great Britain & N. Ireland
    1. USA, 2. China, 3. Russia
  2. 2. Team GB had their most successful Olympics since the 1908 games, also in London, but how many gold medals did they win?

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    22
    25
    29
  3. 3. Who was the first Brit to win a medal?

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    Helen Glover and Heather Stanning (rowing)
    Lizzie Armitstead (cycling)
    Mark Cavendish (cycling)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was Lizzie Armistead!

    She picked up silver in the women's road race after Mark Cavendish, a real medal hope, had tragically missed out.

    It was Lizzie Armistead!
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  4. 4. Team GB famously won three gold medals in the stadium on the night of "Super Saturday". They were bagged by Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and who else?

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    Greg Rutherford
    Christine Ohuruogu
    Robbie Grabarz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was Greg Rutherford!

    The long jumper took the second gold of the night before Farah made it a spectacular third in the 10,000m.

    It was Greg Rutherford!
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  5. 5. How did David Beckham rock up to the opening ceremony?

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    He jumped out of a plane
    In a golden stretch limo
    On a boat
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was on a boat!

    Of course it was. It was "The Queen" who famously jumped out of a plane, with a little help from 007.

    It was on a boat!
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  6. 6. Who smashed the world record to win the men's 800m final?

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    David Rudisha
    Andrew Osagie
    Mohammed Aman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was David Rudisha!

    The Maasai tribesman claimed the gold for Kenya in an incredible race. Britain's Andrew Osagie, who finished last, ran a time that would have won gold in any of the three previous games.

    It was David Rudisha!
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  7. 7. Who did Andy Murray beat in straight sets to claim gold in the men's tennis singles?

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    Novak Djokovic
    Roger Federer
    Rafael Nadal
  8. 8. Who finished second to Usain Bolt in both the 100m and 200m finals?

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    Justin Gatlin
    Yohan Blake
    Asafa Powell
  9. 9. This man stole the world's hearts during an emotional interview after his son Chad won gold in the pool – but what's his name?

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    Bert le Clos
    Gerry le Clos
    Kevin le Clos
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Bert le Clos!

    He couldn't have been prouder of his son, and showed it by gushing about him during a BBC interview – one of the highlights of the games.

  10. 10. Now, let's see how good you are at naming the games' famous faces. Who's this British boxer?

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    Natasha Jonas
    Nicola Adams
    Savannah Marshall
  11. 11. This woman won the 100m gold, but what's her name?

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    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
    Veronica Campbell-Brown
    Carmelita Jeter
  12. 12. Who's this double gold medal winner?

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    Chris Hoy
    Philip Hindes
    Jason Kenny
  13. 13. Name this swimming sensation

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    Chad le Clos
    Michael Phelps
    Ryan Lochte
  14. 14. What is the surname of these brothers who won gold and bronze in the men's triathlon?

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    Browning
    Brownlee
    Brownwell
  15. 15. There was controversy in the women's badminton doubles as the event spiralled into farce, but what exactly happened?

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    They lost all the shuttlecocks
    Teams tried to lose deliberately
    One of the players was actually a man
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Teams deliberately tried to lose!

    Ten Chinese players, four from South Korea and two from Indonesia were banned because they tried to deliberately throw games to give themselves an easier quarter-final opponent.

  16. 16. China's Ye Shiwen smashed a world record by a huge seven seconds in the pool – but in which event?

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    400m individual medley
    100m freestyle
    200m butterfly
  17. 17. Venezuela's Ruben Limardo won only his country's second ever Olympic gold in the fencing, but in what unusual way did he celebrate later that day?

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    He streaked through the Olympic village
    He gave his medal away to a child
    He got on the Tube with his medal
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He got on the Tube!

    Much to the joy of fans and locals alike, who posed for pictures with the epee star.

  18. 18. London 2012 saw Grenada win their first ever Olympic medal – a gold – but in what event?

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    Women's shot put
    Women's 50m freestyle
    Men's 400m
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was the men's 400m!

    Kirani James stormed to gold in 43.94 to make history for his country.

    It was the men's 400m!
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  19. 19. A few medal questions now – who won gold in the men's football?

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    Brazil
    Mexico
    France
  20. 20. Who won gold in the women's team gymnastics?

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    Russia
    China
    USA
  21. 21. Can you name the winner of the women's pole vault?

    Jenn Suhr (USA)
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    Jenn Suhr (USA)
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    Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia)
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    Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia)
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  22. 22. What colour medal did Venus and Serena Williams collect in the women's doubles tennis?

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    Gold
    Silver
    Bronze
  23. 23. And finally, at London 2012, Sir Chris Hoy became Great Britain and Northern Ireland's most successful ever Olympian. How many Olympic golds does he have in total?

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    4
    5
    6

How Well Do You Remember The London 2012 Olympics?

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Bronze medal!
Bronze medal!
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Silver medal!
Silver medal!
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Gold medal!
Gold medal!
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