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21) Who organized the opening ceremonies for the 1960 Winter Olympics?

The chairman of the Pageantry Committee was Walt Disney, who was responsible for producing both the opening and closing ceremonies. He organized an opening that included 5,000 entertainers, the release of 2,000 pigeons, and a military gun salute of eight shots, one for each of the previous Winter Olympic Games.

22) What organization serves as the governing body of the Olympics?

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority.

23) Actor Johnny Weissmuller won 5 gold medals in what sport?

Best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s, Weissmuller also won five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo.

24) How old was the youngest Olympic champion?

The youngest Olympian ever was a 7-year-old French boy who was a last-minute recruit to the Dutch team that won the coxed pairs rowing race in the 1900 Summer Olympics. His name was never recorded as he became bored waiting for his medal and wandered off.

25) Which of the following Olympic games were cancelled?

World wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940, and 1944 Games.

26) Who founded the International Olympic Committee?

Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896.

27) Who was the first Olympic champion of the modern Olympic Games?

James B. Connolly (United States) won the hop, step, and jump (the first final event in the 1896 Olympics).

28) Which sport made its Olympic debut during the 1920 Summer Olympics?

The 1920 Summer Olympics featured a week of winter sports, with figure skating appearing for the first time since the 1908 Olympics, and ice hockey making its Olympic debut.

29) Who was the first athlete to take the Olympic oath?

The Olympic oath was first taken during the 1920 Olympic Games by Belgian fencer Victor Boin.

30) What year was the Olympic flag first flown?

Created in 1914 by Pierre de Coubertin, the Olympic flag was first flown during the 1920 Olympic Games.