Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quiz week 26 (London 2012 countdown)

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Week 2 in the London 2012 countdown

This week: preparation and all the pre-olympic stuff : bid, venues, logos, campaign et al

1) On 6 July 2005, the final selection was announced at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore. Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two cities left in contention were London and ________. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes, defeating ______'s 50.
But the celebrations in London were shortlived.
Fill in the blank and why didn't London celebrate?

2) Connect: North Greenwich, St James and the City of Coventry.

3) This stadium got its name due to its resemblance to a metal and due to its shape. Identify the venue.

4) Why is there some redundancy with the naming of this Olympic venue?

RAS Syndrome?

5) Connect.

6) What connects these Olympic venues :

  • Dorney Lake
  • Hadleigh Farm
  • Lee Valley White Water Centre
  • Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

7) The guy wearing #254 won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. All right...but what's he doing in this set?

8) This is London's logo for the bidding process. What was the inspiration for the shape of the multi-colour widing through the text?

9) You must know who this is. Something on the head of this was inspired by a certain thing that is a very integral part of London. That thing got its name from a part of London, shown in the map. What?

10) This is from the 2012 new year celebrations in London. The first song to be played after the Big Ben's chimes (at around 58 seconds in this video) is from a certain award winning movie that is a recurring theme in this year's Olympics. The movie is based on a true story of the two athletes in the picture. Which movie?

11) Which company is missing in this list ? What is this list?
Coca-Cola, McDonalds, GE, Panasonic, Acer, Atos, Omega, Visa, P&G, Samsung, ______

12) This is British Airways Airbus A319 aircraft that carried the Olympic torch from Athens to London. It is named after a winged beetle known for its conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. What is it called?


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