1968 Winter Olympics by BruceM

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!


Quiz Description

Full Results:

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1 KelsoT 399 98 15
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2 LorinBurte 373 94 15
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3 RobinJRichards 364 91 15
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4 MatherV 310 87 15
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5 LynneVero 309 84 15
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6 RichmondJ 294 81 15
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7 RonningD 292 77 15
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8 LiptonM 289 74 15
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9 ClouseBrian 275 70 15
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10 CoenM 265 67 15
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11 JCEurovision 256 63 15
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12 creedofhubris 249 60 15
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13 WeikleB 247 56 15
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15 StahlhutJ 231 50 15
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16 GrahamJ 217 46 15
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17 DouglasLovesVixey 197 43 15
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18 ElendilPickle 196 37 15
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20 Vintsanity 195 32 15
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21 akambour 194 29 15
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22 KennellyA 185 25 15
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23 Michalle 178 22 00
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24 BeningoS 171 18 15
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25 BClemens 144 15 00
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Questions:

What French city, at the foot of the French alps, hosted the 1968 Winter Olympics?

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Grenoble

What French president officially opened the games?

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Charles de Gaulle

Who was the longest tenured prime minister in the Fifth Republic, serving (under the aforementioned president) from 1962 to 1968? An art museum complex in Beaubourg was (re)named for this politician after his death.

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Georges Pompidou

What French skier won three gold medals in 1968, for the downhill, giant slalom, and slalom?

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Jean-Claude Killy

What American figure skater won the only U.S. gold of that Olympiad?

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Peggy Fleming

Which delegation topped the medal table in both gold (6) and total (14) medals? The USSR was second after leading each of the previous three Winter Olympiads.

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Norway

Which delegation tied Finland with 1 + 2 + 2 = 5 medals? This Communist country had fielded a unified team with its neighbor in the previous three Winter Olympiads.

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East Germany

Which delegation got its only Winter Games medal in 1968, as Ion Panţuru and Nicolae Neagoe took bronze in the pairs bobsled? By contrast this nation has over 300 all-time Summer medals, including 53 at Los Angeles in 1984.

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Romania

What Austrian skier was controversially disqualified from the slalom? During his second run he claimed that a "man in black" had impeded his path. He was given another chance to ski that run, and put up a faster time than the Frenchman from question #4, but officials decided that he shouldn't have been given another chance because he had missed a gate just prior to the "man in black" incident.

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Karl Schranz

What song by Leo Arnaud was first used as Olympic theme music in ABC's broadcast of the 1968 Winter Games? John Williams later arranged this song into a medley with "Olympic Fanfare and Theme."

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Bugler's Dream

Spell the name of the (unofficial) mascot of the 1968 Winter Games. A February 2018 Slate article describes it as "a bulbous tomato atop what appears to be a People’s Choice Award," and its name (from the German for "shot") is also that of a straight downhill ski run.

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Schuss

Either of two answers is acceptable. The December 1967 lighting of the Olympic torch was delayed for three days because of a failed coup attempt, directed against Greece's military junta, that led to the exile of Greece's last king. Name either the leader of the junta -- a U.S. trained (possibly CIA-backed) dictator who held power until 1973 -- or the exiled king who became an honorary International Olympic Committee member.

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Georgios Papadopoulos; Constantine II