Sports Quiz – Olympic Games – Questions and Answers



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#1. 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.


#2. At the 1976 Games, 26 African countries boycotted the games as a result of:

New Zealand team had undertaken a three-month rugby tour of segregated South Africa this year, but the IOC allowed them to participate in the Games. 26 African countries boycotted in response to New Zealand’s participation.


#3. 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.


#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. 16 Days of Glory is a documentary film about which Games?

16 Days of Glory is a 1985 documentary film about the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles directed by Bud Greenspan


#6. Marit Bjoergen won three gold medals in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Which country did she represent?

Marit Bjoergen (Bjørgen) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. She won the gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in 15 km skiathlon, Team sprint, and 30km freestyle race.


#7. Which Olympic athlete is nicknamed The Sparrow from Minsk?

Nicknamed the Sparrow from Minsk, Olga Korbut won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in which she competed in 1972 and 1976 for the Soviet team.


#8. Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice. In which cities?

Sydney hosted the games in 2000 and Melbourne hosted them in 1956.


#9. 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.


#10. In which event has Chris Hoy six Olympic gold medals?

Christopher Hoy is a British racing driver and former track cyclist from Scotland. With a total of seven Olympic medals, six gold and one silver, Hoy is the second most decorated Olympic cyclist of all time.


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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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