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Test your Olympics knowledge with our quiz – and learn how to find the answers on Independent.co.uk

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An aerial view of the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London (PA)

How many UK track and field athletes hold Olympic records? Who comes third in the all-time gold medal table? Or, thinking more of spectators than stats geeks, what’s the schedule for archery at the Games? Or equestrian events? Or beach volleyball?

Fear not, the age of accessible digital data is storming up the home straight.

You can easily check past records, results for previous Games, full schedules for all the 2012 categories and the running order of the overall medal table – all using the official data. And the answers are all on The Independent’s Olympics channel.

Here are 10 questions for your Olympics warm-up, with the answers linked below. Are you a champion of Olympic knowledge? Or is your brain in need of a 2012 boot camp?

1. How many GB track and field athletes hold Olympic records?

a) None b) One c) Two d ) Three

2. How many GB swimmers hold Olympic records?

a) None b) One c) Two d ) Three

3. Which competitors are up earliest in the schedule for the morning after the opening ceremony?

a) Water Polo b) Shooting c) Fencing d) Diving

4. Which team’s competitor prevented China from gaining a clean sweep in Beijing 2008 diving medals?

a) GB b) Canada c) Germany d) Australia

5. Ranked by the number of Olympics gold medal winners, the USA tops the all time table with 929, followed by Russia with 395. Which team is third?

a) China b) Germany c) GB d) France

6. Ranked by the number of Olympics gold, silver and bronze medal winners, the USA tops the all time table with 2297, followed by Russia with 101. Which team is third?

a) China b) Germany c) GB d) France

7. Which is the final event scheduled for the London 2012 Games?

a) Marathon b) Modern Pentathlon c) Fencing d) Volleyball

8. Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics. Who surpassed this record in 2008?

a) Michael Phelps b) Ian Thorpe c) Federica Pellegrini d) Kirsty Coventry

9. Which GB venue is the furthest north to stage a 2012 event?

a) City of Coventry Stadium b) Old Trafford c) St James’ Park d) Hampden Park

10. Which is the first event scheduled for the London 2012 Games?

a) Archery b) Table Tennis c) Football d) Judo

ON YOUR MARKS

To see the full Olympics schedule, broken down by category, go to

To see a complete list of Olympic and World track and field records, go to

To see the all-time Olympics medal table by country, plus the Beijing 2008 tally, go to

To see the complete historic breakdown of winning times and distances in Olympic track and field events, click on the History link at

To see the complete schedule for Olympic results, broken down by category, click on the Results link at

ANSWERS

1. None

2. One – Rebecca Adlington in 800m freestyle (8:14.10)

3. Shooting – 10m Air Rifle Qualification

4. Australia – Matthew Mitcham, 10m Platform

5. GB – with 205 gold medals

6. GB – with a total of 708 gold, silver and bronze medals

7. Modern Pentathlon (Women) – Individual, Combined Events

8. Michael Phelps – the swimmer took eight golds in Beijing

9. Hampden Park – with games from 25 July to 3 August

10. Football (Women) – GB v New Zealand, Wed 25 July at 17:00

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