Sports Quiz – Olympic Games – Questions and Answers



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#1. 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.


#2. 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).


#3. Olympic football was the first international football tournament ever to be broadcast on TV. In which year?

Football at the 1948 Summer Olympics tournament was the first international football tournament ever to be broadcast on television, with the semi-finals, final and bronze medal play-off all being broadcast live in full on the BBC Television Service.


#4. 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).

Germany hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics in 1936.

Switzerland has only hosted Winter Olympics (1928 and 1948).


#5. The 2016 Summer Olympic list of events featured all of these sports, except:

Baseball was dropped from the Olympic Games in 2005. A new application for baseball was made in 2008, but the sport did not win approval and was not included in the 2016 Olympics.


#6. The Olympic mascot Misha represented which games?

Misha is the name of the Russian Bear mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games (the XXII Summer Olympics).


#7. In 1948, she was called the Flying Housewife. Her name?

At the 1948 Games, Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen was dubbed the Flying Housewife. The thirty-year-old mother of two won four gold medals in athletics.


#8. Which is the only country that has earned gold at every Winter Olympic Games?

Six countries (Austria, Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States) have earned medals at every Winter Olympic Games. Only one, the United States, has earned gold at all.


#9. In which year was the Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia?

The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, took place from 8 to 19 February 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.


#10. Which Olympic athlete is nicknamed The Baltimore Bullet?

Michael Phelps is nicknamed The Baltimore Bullet. He is born 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.


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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?

Participating Countries

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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