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* 1. What was Cathy Freeman’s time in winning the 400m event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?

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* 2. Which of the following is not considered a normal distance for a hurdles event at an Olympic Games or World Championship?

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* 3. What is the most accurate answer for the actual distance of the marathon event?

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* 4. How much faster was the winning time for the women’s 400 metres Olympic hurdles final in 2016 than the time in 1988, when Debbie Flintoff-King won the gold medal at the Seoul Olympics?

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* 5. According to legend, what happened to the messenger, Pheidippides, after he’d run a very long way to announce that the Greeks had won the battle of Marathon?

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* 6. Which of the following is the odd one out?

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* 7. How many laps of the track would runners need to complete to run a 10,000 metre race?

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* 8. Who won Australia’s first gold medal at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens?

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* 9. Who is the odd person out?

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* 10. How many world records in track and field competition were broken at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?

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* 11. How many degrees is the arc that you are allowed to throw into when throwing the discus?

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* 12. The world record for the men’s long jump is between what two distances?

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* 13. How many runners would normally compete in the final of a track event?

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* 14. Tatiana Gregorieva and Jai Taurima both won silver medals in their respective field events. What were these events?

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* 15. What field event did Tim Forsyth represent Australia in at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics?

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* 16. In what year were the Olympic Games in Melbourne?

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* 17. What style of high jumping is it when the jumper turns his/her shoulders after take-off so his/her back is facing the bar?

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* 18. Who is considered to have been the founder of Little Athletics?

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* 19. At the Australian Mile Championship in 1956, John Landy stopped mid-race to help another athlete, who had fallen. Who eventually won this race?

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* 20. What country won one more medal than Australia at the Sydney Olympic Games?

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* 21. How many hurdles do runners haveto jump over in a 400m hurdles race?

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* 22. What were the two track events in which Australia won gold medals during the first modern Olympics Games in 1896?

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* 23. What city will host the 2020 Summer Olympics?

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* 24. How must a person leave the circle after his/her shot-put throw?

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* 25. Little Athletics came into being in the 1960s. In which town did it begin?

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* 26. At what stage can a runner who hasn’t started in lane 1 cross the track and enter the inside lane during a 400m race?

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* 27. What is the ideal spinning direction for the discus once it has been released by a right-handed thrower?

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* 28. How many countries won 10 or more medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics?

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* 29. The Summer Olympic Games have been held every four years since 1896, however, were cancelled because of War during which years?

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* 30. What is the approximate diameter of the shot-put circle?

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* 31. Thanks for trying the Athletics Quiz. I'm going to post a Athletics Legends book to one lucky winner on the first day of every month. So, if you want to be in the running for a prize, please jot down your email here!
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