Olympic Questions, Trivia and Trends

07/31/2012 02:33 pm ET | Updated Sep 30, 2012
  • Don Kraus Senior Fellow, Citizens for Global Solutions

Olympics are all about competition and cooperation. They mirror the world we live in. My colleague at, 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.

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's Twitter and Facebook as well as Sean Langberg's foreign policy-focused Twitter feed. Sean's an impressive young man worth following.