Friday, 27 July 2012

The Olympic Teaser — 27-07-2012

You know, I HAVE to admit, I’ll happily admit to doing especially designed poster, as and when the need arises.

You’ve probably noticed, haven’t you … ?

Today, of course, isn’t different.

Except, of course, I couldn’t actually make my mind up about which version to use.

Wouldn’t you know it … ?

But that’s nothing new, though.   I mean, it’s not like the London games could make their mind up, either …

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with telling us Washington’s planning department can be as daft as anyone else’s*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we … ?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 27th July, 2012, sees the opening of this years Olympic Games: which country’s team leads the parade of athletes at that ceremony … ?
Q2) Where will Team GB be, in that parade … ?
Q3) The artistic director of this year’s opening ceremony has been told to shorten it, over concerns about what … ?
Q4) More to the point, who is that director … ?
Q5) On which date was the last Summer Olympic opening ceremony … ?
Q6) More to the point, in which Chinese city was that … ?
Q7) More to the point, whereabouts did Team GB come in the 2008 Summer Olympic medal table … ?
Q8) Name either year London previously hosted the Summer Olympics.
Q9) More to the point … the 2012 Olympics are the Games of which Olympiad: the 28th, 29th or 30th … ?
Q10) And finally … what’s the only city to have hosted the Summer Olympics, three times … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th July, 1847, saw settlers in which country declare independence … ?   A1) Liberia.
Q2) 26th July, 1891, saw France annex which island … ?   A2) Tahiti.
Q3) More to the point, which famous French painter stayed on that island, in the 1890s?   A3) Paul Gauguin.
Q4) 26th July, 1956, saw Egypt nationalize what … ?   A4) The Suez Canal.
Q5) More to the point, this was to provide funding for which project … ?   A5) The Aswan High Dam.
Q6) 26th July, 1963, saw which Yugoslav town hit by an earthquake … ?   A6) Skopje.
Q7) And finally … 26th July, 1944, saw the first what hit the UK … ?   A7) V2 rocket.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with Aaron Copland’s original Fanfare for the Common Man, which I always think sounds Olympic … 

Oh … 

And this from the Mock the Week team … 

Hope, if you can’t access the BBC’s own page, you should be able to got to the same footage on YouTube … 

Oh …  The BBC News channel’s shown us a few preview clips of the Opening Ceremony: one of the songs to be used is this old chestnut … 

Going by the news reports … ?   You, me and a billion other viewers are probably wondering what the HELL those dancers are doing … 

*        Oh, trust me, Debbie: Saint James Road, remember … ?


trev-v said...

A1 Greece (minus 1 woman athlete throw out for racist tweeting I bet that did not happen back in ancient times)
A2 Team GB as hosts will be the last team in the parade.
A3 cut by 30 minutes over concerns that there would be no transport to get spectators home.
A4 Daniel "Danny" Boyle
A5 8:00 pm on August 8, 2008
A6 Beijing
A7 4th
A8 1908 and 1948 (I was about 2 ½ months old at the 1948 games)
A9 30th
A10 London is the first city to have hosted the Modern Olympics 3 times.

I was around for the last London Olympic but was too young to remember them. I now have the Union Flag (incorrectly called The Union Jack by the majority of people) flying from the upstairs’ front Study window where it will stay until the end of both Olympics here in London.

Nik Nak said...

Of COURSE it did, Trevor: they were all on MySpace, back then …

Debbi said...

Of course. How could I forget St. James Road? :)

DC is amazingly bad, in ways you can't begin to imagine. That's why we live in Maryland. That and the cost of living in the city.

1. Greece
2. last
3. public transport
4. Danny Boyle
5. August 8, 2008
6. Beijing
7. 4th
8. 1908 and 1948
9. 30th
10. London