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Olympian Name Game

The sun surely shone brightly upon Apollo Anton Ohno during the Vancouver Games. But while the speed-skater named after the legendary sun-god is now America’s most decorated Winter Olympian, he is not the only athlete to share a name with a Greco-Roman deity. See if you can match up these Olympic medalists with their Olympian namesakes:

1. Tennis player VENUS Williams
2. Turkish weightlifter Naim “Pocket HERCULES” Suleymanoglu
3. Tae-kwondo champion DIANA Lopez
4. Fencer IRIS Zimmerman
5. Gymnast PHOEBE Mills
6. Russian ice-dancer MAIA Usova
7. Cuban track star HERMES Julian Ramierez Limonta
8. Diver JUNO Stover-Irwin

A. Roman goddess of the hunt
B. Greek goddess of the hunt
C. Greek goddess of the fields
D. Greek goddess of the rainbow
E. Roman wife of Jupiter, queen of the gods
F. Greek messenger to the gods
G. Roman goddess of love and beauty
H. Zeus’ strong half-human son

Answers:
1-G; 2-H; 3-A; 4-D; 5-B; 6-C; 7-F; 8-E.
 

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