Sports Quiz – Olympic Games – Questions and Answers
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#1. Which country has won most Olympic gold medals in the women's football tournament?
Before the 2020 (2021) Games, United States had four wins in the women’s football tournament. Germany had 1 gold medal, Sweden, and Russia none.
#2. In which year were the first Summer Olympics held?
The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece.
#3. In which event has Jason Kenny six Olympic gold medals?
Kenny is a British track cyclist. He is a joint holder of the highest number of Olympic Golds for a British athlete with six medals.
#4. Who designed the Olympic flag and the five interlocking rings?
The interlocking rings of the Olympic flag was created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the co-founder of the modern Olympic games. Donal McLaughlin designed the flag of the United Nations. Frank M Robinson designed the Coca Cola logo.
#5. Who won her second gold medal in the 2018 giant slalom event?
By winning her second Olympic gold medal in the 2018 giant slalom, Shiffrin tied Ted Ligety and Andrea Mead Lawrence for the most Olympic gold medals ever won by an American Olympian in alpine skiing. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first one for an American woman. Julia Mancuso won the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and was the silver medalist in both downhill and combined in 2010, and the bronze medalist in the combined in 2014. In 2018, Alice McKennis finished 16 in Super G and 5 in downhill.
#6. Some teams boycotted the 1956 Games in Melbourne as a protest against what?
Lichtenstein, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden boycotted the games in protest of the Soviet invasion of Hungary. Egypt, Lebanon, and Iraq also boycotted as a result of the Suez crisis.
#7. All of the following countries have hosted both Summer and Winter Olympics, except:
France hosted the Winter Olympics in 1924, 1968, and 1992. It hosted the Summer Olympics in 1900 and 1924.
Japan hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972 and 1998. It hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964 and 2020 (2021).
Italy hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 and the Winter Olympics in 1956 and 2006.
Sweden has only hosted Summer Olympics (1912).
#8. Who won four gold medals in the sprint and long jump events in Berlin, 1936?
Jesse Owens of the United States won four gold medals in the sprint and long jump events, and became the most successful athlete to compete in Berlin.
#9. The film Olympia documented which Olympic Games?
Olympia is a 1938 Nazi German propaganda sports film written, directed, and produced by Leni Riefenstahl, which documented the 1936 Summer Olympics, held in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.
#10. In which event did Birgit Fischer win eight gold medals over six different Olympic Games?
Birgit Fischer is a former German kayaker, who has won eight gold medals over six different Olympic Games.
The Olympic Games Quiz
Quiz about the Modern Olympics
This quiz about the Olympic games from their start and to today’s modern games has 10 tough questions randomly pulled from a larger set of questions.
With a genuine sports interest and some history knowledge, you may be able to answer all questions correctly, but it is not an easy quiz. The average result is less than six correct answers.
What is the Olympic Games?
As you probably already know, the games were inspired by different competitions held in the ancient Greece.
The modern Olympics is a leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate. The Olympic Games are the world’s foremost sports competition. Normally, the Olympic Games are held every four years. Summer and Winter Olympics alternate every two years in this four-year period.
In the beginning, no professional athletes were allowed to participate, but the exclusion of professionals caused many controversies throughout the history of the modern Olympics. The Olympic Games also had their fair share of other controversies, scandals, and boycotts.
How many of them do you think you remember?
Athletes from five nations, Australia, France, Great Britain, Greece, and Switzerland, have competed in all Summer Olympics.
Athletes from 14 nations, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, have participated in all Winter Games (up to 2018).
Do you know which country has walked away with most gold medals? Or which athlete that has been awarded with most gold medals?
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