Olympic Game Questions:
Question: Who was the first Olympic winner?
(a) Carl Lewis
(b) James Connolly
(c) Simone Biles
(d) Paavo Nurmi
Question: The first women’s Olympic competition for gymnastics, at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, involved only which type of activity?
(a) Synchronized calisthenics
(d) Standing still
Question: How long, to the nearest mile, is an Olympic marathon?
Question: How many rings make up the Olympic symbol?
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Question: When was the first modern Olympic game started –
Question: The London 2012 Summer Olympics was remarkable, among other things, for what?
(a) The sun shone through the entire Olympics
(b) It had three official mascots
(c) It was the first Olympics at which every sport had female competitors.
(d) No competing athletes tested positive for drugs
Question: The first Olympics were held in Greece that year.
(a) 676 BC
(b) 976 BC
(c) 876 BC
(d) 776 BC
Question: Which sport, a version of which was a medal sport in 1924, and a demonstration sport in 1928, 1936 and 1948, became an official Winter Olympic sport in 1960?
(a) Short track speed skating
(c) Freestyle skiing
Question: The first boxer to win 3 gold medals in the Olympics was –
(a) Laszlo Papp
(b) Chris Hoy
(c) Allyson felix
(d) Emil Zatopek
Question: The 2022 Olympic Games were held in
Question: Women’s judo and what other sport debuted on the Olympic Games programme in 1992?
(a) Slalom canoeing
Question: The number of countries which participated in the first Olympic Games held at Athens was –
Question: The Olympic symbol consists of five. What?
Question: __ is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Medal
(a) Saina Nehwal
(b) Karnam Malleswari
(c) Koneru Humpy
(d) Omana Kunjamma
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Question: Daniel Carroll and Akakida Kakhiashvili are unusual in Olympic history. For what reason?
(a) They have both won gold medals while representing two entirely different countries.
(b) Both missed their medal award ceremonies
(c) Both won by default as there were no other competitors
(d) Both were sent home after failing drugs
Question: Jesse Owens represented which country at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin?
Question: India first participate in the modern Olympic Games?
Question: From 1956 to 1968, Al Oerter won gold medals in every Olympics in what sport?
(d) Shot put
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Question: What sport was part of the Olympic Games programme between 1896 and 1924, and returned as a full medal sport at the 1988 Olympics?
(b) Lawn bowls
Question: The distance of the first modern Olympic marathon in 1896 was 40 km (24 miles 85 yards), so why, at the 1908 London Olympic Games, was it run over its now-standard distance of 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards)?
(a) So that it finished in front of the British royal family’s box.
(b) It was historically accurate
(c) The International Olympic Committee did not want a round number of km
(d) Error of measurement by the organizers, not used to metrics
Question: When were the first Olympic Games to be held in a Spanish-speaking country?
Question: How many lanes are there in an Olympic-sized swimming pool?
Question: What is the name given to the official residence provided for the Olympic athletes?
(a) Olympic Town
(b) Olympic Hamlet
(c) Olympic Village
(d) Olympic City
Question: When the Olympics were resurrected in modern times, with a Summer Olympics in 1896, where were the games held?
(a) Palermo, Italy
(b) London, UK
(c) Paris, France
(d) Athens, Greece
Question: In 1996, in Atlanta, Karch Kiraly was the first US player of which sport to win three
Olympic gold medals?
Question: Leon de Lunden killed 21 of what to win his gold medal at the 1900 Olympic Games?
Question: Why was Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian disqualified by the IOC from his medal for the men’s 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling event at the 2008 Olympics?
(a) He had kicked a referee in the face
(b) He was found to have used the banned substance propranolol
(c) He threw his medal on the floor at the medal ceremony
(d) He was found to be overweight
Question: Blue, red, green, yellow; four Olympic rings. What’s missing?
Question: Who, in 1948 at London, equaled the record of winning 4 gold medals at one Olympics, set at the previous Games by Jesse Owens?
(a) Stanislawa Walasiewicz
(b) Audrey Williamson
(c) Fanny Blankers-Koen
(d) Shirley Strickland
Question: The first Olympics in the city of Olympia in Greece took place in
(a) 1000 BC
(a) 850 BC
(c) 776 BC
(d) 753 BC
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Question: Who is considered the most successful Olympian?
(a) Michael Phelps
(b) Caeleb Dressel
(c) Zach Apple
(d) Usain Bolt
Question: What is the minimum number of hurdles that must be cleared by each competitor in the Olympic 400m hurdles?
Question: Which Olympic sport was contested in only 1904 and 1908, by teams from only 3 countries (Canada, USA and Germany) altogether?
(a) Synchronized swimming
Question: Track and field star Carl Lewis won how many gold medals at the 1984 Olympic games?
Question: At which Olympic Games did a water polo match between Hungary and the Soviet Union end as a pitched battle between the teams?
(a) 1960, Rome
(b) 1948, London
(c) 1956, Melbourne
(d) 1972, Munich
Question: In which sport did Mike Agassi compete in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, representing Iran?
Question: By the time his Olympic career ended in 1960, who had won more Olympic medals than any other fencer?
(a) Sergei Diaghileff
(b) James Gandolfini
(c) Edoardo Mangiarotti
(d) Marco Pierre White
Question: Which sport has been included in only one Olympic Games, in Paris in 1900, when the competition was between the Devon and Somerset Wanderers (representing England) and a team from the British embassy in Paris (representing France)?
Question: At the opening ceremony of every Olympic Games when the athletes parade into the stadium, what is traditionally the first nation to enter?
(d) United Kingdom
Question: For what were medals competed for at the Olympic Games from 1912 until they were discontinued after the competition in 1948?
(a) Tug of war
(c) Rugby union
(d) Art competitions
Question: During the cycling road race at the Rome Games of 1960, Danish cyclist Knud Ene-mark Jensen fell from his bicycle. Which of these was not a result of that?
(a) Lance Armstrong won
(b) He later died
(c) He was found to be under the influence of amphetamines
(d) The first Olympic death linked to doping
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Question: Olympic gold medalists Nedo Nadi, Enrico Fabris, Domenico Fioravanti and Alberto Tomba represented which country?
Question: Who won a record seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games at Munich?
(a) Mark Spitz
(b) Paavo Nurmi
(c) Michael Phelps
(d) Olga Korbut
Question: Who was the first General Secretary of the International Olympic Committee and later became its President, serving until 1924?
(a) Cyrano de Bergerac
(b) Baron de Coubertin
(c) Guy de Maupassant
(d) Charles de Gaulle
Question: When and where was hockey introduced to women in the Olympics?
(a) 1908 in London
(b) 1980 in Moscow
(c) 1936 at Berlin
(d) 1924 in Paris
Question: Which 1983 arcade game is recognized as the first of the genre known as “Olympic” video games?
(a) Olympic Gold
(b) Track and Field
Question: What was one avenue the Greek organizers of the 1896 Olympics used to fund the costs and finish or build the last of the venues?
(a) Mock medals
(b) Commemorative stamps
(c) Autobiographies of the organizers
(d) Commemorative strain of wheat
Question: Who was President of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972?
who had opposed professionalism in the Olympics and the politicization of sport,
and had proposed eliminating team sports from the Summer Olympics?
(a) Lord Killanin
(b) Avery Brundage
(c) Henri de Baillet-Latour
(d) Sigfrid Edstrom
Question: What was unusual about the 1960 Olympic marathon win by Abebe Bikila?
(a) He stopped during the race to talk to a spectator
(b) He was 5th in the road. The first 4 were disqualified
(c) His number blew off. He was not easily identified.
(d) He ran barefoot
Question: What is the most popular sport played in the modern Olympics?
(c) Track and Field
Question: Which of these is an Olympic sport that uses hoops, ribbons, ropes, balls and clubs?
(a) Ice dancing
(b) Greek wrestling
(d) Rhythmic gymnastics
Question: Which country hosted the 1936 Summer and Winter Olympics?
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Question: Which of these is a weightlifter who won Olympic golds in 1992 (Barcelona) in the – 90 kg class, 1996 (Atlanta) in the – 99 kg class and 2000 (Sydney) in the – 94 kg class?
(a) Koo Stark
(b) Kakhi Kakhiashvili
(c) Karen Carpenter
(d) Sathish Sivalingam