[Quiz] Duke Kahanamoku is credited with popularizing surfing around the world. He was also an Olympic medalist in which sport?

[6-18-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Duke Kahanamoku is credited with popularizing surfing around the world. He was also an Olympic medalist in which sport?

The given options are:

  • Swimming
  • Water polo
  • Football

Correct Answer: Swimming

Info: Duke Kahanamoku is credited with popularizing surfing around the world. He was also an Olympic medalist in which sport? Kahanamoku was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming. Between Olympic competitions, Kahanamoku traveled the world giving swimming exhibitions and demonstrating the sport of surfing, which until then was unknown outside of Hawaii. He brought surfing to California in 1912, and famously gave a demonstration in Sydney, Australia, in 1914 using a pine board he carved himself out of a plank he found at a local hardware store. A statue of Kahanamoku, who died in 1968, is a well-known landmark on Waikiki Beach where the Big Kahuna grew up.


Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to Olympic Games. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. Duke Kahanamoku is credited with popularizing surfing around the world. He was also an Olympic medalist in which sport?
  2. The famous ‘North Shore’ is considered the world capital of surfing. Where is it?
  3. In which Olympic Games was the first surfing competition held?

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