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Thursday 26 July 2012

Review: So You Think You Know The Olympics

It's almost here . . . the 2012 Olympic Games begins in London tomorrow! Our teles are heating up for a marathon session of blissful sport action - and right next to the remote control is this ultimate Olympics quiz book, featuring over 1,000 questions.

Yes, that's right. We want to be filled with facts so we can enjoy this amazing two-week spectacle even more (and so we can prove to other Olympic fans that we are RIGHT!).

Not only can you test your knowledge on the Olympic Games with this jam-packed quiz book, you can up your knowledge quotient in a major way.

Do you know how many official mascots there were for the Beijing Olympics in 2008? What about Sydney? And can you name them?

Do you know which country's people was granted a day's holiday when its men's football team won gold at the 2000 Olympics?

What word, beginning with V is where the track cycling takes place?

Which was the first city to host the Games twice?

What I like about this book is that it has a good balance of questions across varying countries, gender, and sporting genres, and also includes questions from the Paralympics.

A must-have 2012 Olympic companion.

Title: So You Think You Know The Olympics
Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: Hodder, $12.99 RRP
Publication Date: February 2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781444906851
For ages: 8 - 14
Type: Non-Fiction, Facts Book