Sports Quiz – Olympic Games – Questions and Answers



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#1. 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.


#2. 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


#3. 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.


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

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


#5. Which country has won most Olympic gold medals in the men's handball tournament?

Before the 2020 (2021) Games, France, Soviet Union, Croatia, and Yugoslavia had two wins in Handball Men. Denmark hade 1 gold medal, Sweden only 4 silver medals, and Spain only 3 bronzes.


#6. 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.


#7. 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.


#8. 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.


#9. 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.


#10. Jean-Claude Killy is a former champion in which sport?

Jean-Claude Killy is a former French World Cup alpine ski racer. He was a triple Olympic champion, winning the three alpine events at the 1968 Winter Olympics, becoming the most successful athlete there. He also won the first two World Cup titles, in 1967 and 1968.


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Sports quiz - the Olympic games

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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