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TV Diary: Can you beat the field in this quiz on movies based on the Olympics?

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:01 am

There are few movies I will watch on opening day. When “Miracle,” about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, opened in theaters in 2004, my family and I rushed to see the highly anticipated drama that starred Kurt Russell as Coach Herb Brooks.

This film airs at 6:40 p.m. today on STARZ and highlights the hockey team's successful bid for a gold medal.

How well do you remember movies based on Olympic events?

1. “Chariots of Fire” took place during which Olympics?

2. Which documentary focused on the kidnapping and killing of 11 Israeli athletes in 1972.

3. Which 1993 film told the story of the first Jamaican bobsled team?

4. Name the two films about the life of long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine.

5. “The Cutting Edge” (1992) focused on a love story between athletes in these two sports.

6. “Running Brave” (1983) told the story of which Native American who won the 10,000 meters foot race in Tokyo?

7. Mariel Hemingway starred as a track-and-field star in this film?

8. Steven Spielberg retells the 1972 Olympics with this film.

9. This 2008 film focuses on Xtreme sports champion Shaun White.

10. This 2007 film focused on Scottish cyclist Chris Boardman.

Answers: 1. 1924. 2. “A Day in September.” 3. “Cool Runnings.” 4. “Prefontaine” and “Without Limits.” 5. Hockey and ice skating. 6. Billy Mills. 7. “Personal Best.” 8. “Munich.” 9. “Shaun White: Don't Look Down.” 10. “The Flying Scotsman.”