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Olympic Questions, Trivia and Trends

Posted: 07/31/2012 2:32 pm

Olympics are all about competition and cooperation. They mirror the world we live in. My colleague at GlobalSolutions.org, Sean Langberg, has written a great series of posts that highlight historic Olympic moments, trivia and emerging trends in international relations during the months leading up to the 2012 London Olympics. Let's see how well you can answer these Olympian questions:

Do you know how many national teams competed in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896? I'll bet it's much lower than you think.

Will North Korea and South Korea forever be foes? Maybe the Olympics could provide a space for cooperation.

Did you see the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Mexico City Games? Turns out it was part of a much larger international movement.

What do the Olympics have to do with the Responsibility to Protect or the International Criminal Court?

How many tweets and Facebook posts will there be about the Olympics this year? Hint, it's far more than the 2008 Beijing Games.

Do you think women have always participated in the Olympics? Actually, this is the first year all participating delegations include female athletes.

For continuing coverage of the Olympics and other international issues check out Globalsolutions.org's Twitter and Facebook as well as Sean Langberg's foreign policy-focused Twitter feed. Sean's an impressive young man worth following.

 
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