Olympic-sized trivia

25th June 2004 at 01:00
What Olympic sport might involve a Naked Strangle? Which Olympic Marathon runner won the gold medal after being given strychnine? When was cricket an Olympic sport? All these questions are answered in the Flaming Olympics Quiz Book. Interspersed with dozens of cheerful cartoons, the text weaves its way through 100 pages of light-hearted trivia. The wacky facts are predominantly drawn from athletics, but there's coverage of sports from riding to wrestling. Young runners will be relieved that the ancient Greek custom of flogging false starters has been discontinued. The Flaming Olympics Quiz Book (ISBN 439 97749 5), pound;4.99, Scholastic.


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