#1. In which event did Yuzuru Hanyu win a gold medal at the 2014 Summer Olympics?
Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater. He is a two-time Olympic champion (2014 and 2018) and a two-time World champion (2014 and 2017).
#2. Which country leads the parade of athletes at the Olympic opening ceremony?
By tradition, Greek athletes lead the athletes’ parade. The rest of the athletes’ parade in the opening ceremony is alphabetical.
#3. 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.
#4. In which year was the Winter Olympics held in Sapporo, Japan?
The 1972 Winter Olympics was held in Sapporo, Japan. It was the first Winter Olympic Games to take place outside Europe and North America.
#5. Which of the following countries has NEVER won the men's ice hockey competition at the Winter Olympics?
Before the 2022 Games, Finland has two silver medals (1988 and 2006) but has never won the gold.
Great Britain won gold at the 1936 Winter Olympics. Sweden won gold 1998 and 2006. United States walked away with the gold medals in 1960 and 1980.
#6. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Rosa Mota (Portugal) won an Olympic Gold medal in:
Rosa Mota is a Portuguese former marathon runner. She won the Olympic Gold medal in marathon 1988.
#7. How many times has Athens (Greece) hosted the official Summer Olympics?
Athens, Greece, hosted the Summer Olympics 1896 and 2004.
#8. What do the five interlocking rings in the Olympic symbol represent?
The interlocking rings of the Olympic flag was created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the co-founder of the modern Olympic games. The rings represented the five participating continents: Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and Oceania. He explained that his flag represented the five continents united by Olympism and the colours of all nations.
#9. The Olympic mascot Vinicius represented which games?
Vinicius is the official mascot of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
#10. Who has won most Olympic gold medals?
Ecaterina Szabo has 4 gold medals in gymnastics from the 1984 games. Laszlo Cseh never won an Olympic gold medal. Neither did Ron Clarke or Paula Radcliffe.
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?