Post-Olympics good news glow

August 14, 2012 in Housekeeping, Interactive

Welcome back all. Or rather, welcome back to myself, as I’ve returned from my holidays on the lovely Iveragh Peninsula.  And it was lovely, the weather was fine.  Alas, the tv reception wasn’t so good so I missed a lot of the Olympics.  Still, that gave me the excuse to actually go outside and enjoy the scenery.

I’ve returned to a couple of pieces of good news. Firstly, this site right here has been long-listed for the 2012 Irish Blog Awards!  Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to send in a nomination.

Secondly, we now have a date for the IQO‘s first provincial Quiz Grand Prix.  It will take place in The Clarendon Bar, Derry, on Saturday 29th September.  I’ll have more info for you on the event as they get decided on.  Right now, I can say that there will be singles and team quizzes and that all are welcome!  I’ll keep you all up-to-date here on the site over the next few weeks.

In other news, this year’s European Quizzing Championships will take place in Tartu, Estonia, from the 9th to 11th of November.  If you’d like to find out more about the event check out  Again, there’ll be more info here, as we get closer to the event.

Finally, in the wake of the brilliant 2012 Summer Olympics in London, I’ve created a little Olympics-themed quiz for you all to try out.  It’ll get your brains back into action as the Quizpocalypse comes to an end.  Roll on September! Click ‘Read the rest…’ to do the quiz.

Olympic questions

In what year was it announced that London would host the 2012 Summer Olympics?
How many countries took part in the 2012 games?
Who received near-universal acclaim for their direction of the opening ceremony?
There was controversy when a volunteer marched in the opening parade with which country's delegation?
Further controversy: Which nation's football team refused to take the field after the wrong flag was displayed during their anthem?
How many competitors did Ireland sent to the 2012 games?
Who was the Chef de Mission of the Irish team?
Who became the first woman in Olympic history to win a gold medal in Boxing?
Ireland finished the games with 1 gold medal. Great Britain won 29. When was the last time that Ireland won more gold medals than Team GB?
Did you notice the Olympic mascots? Their names are:
Trindad and Tobago was so happy with Keshorn Walcott's gold medal in the javelin that they awarded him what?

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