100+ Olympics Trivia Questions and Answers

Olympic history is a witness to the history of the world. The ancient Olympics were held every four years between August 6 and September 19 as part of a religious festival honoring Zeus, but they were discontinued in 393 AD.

The Games were named after Olympia, a sacred site in southern ancient Greece near the western coast of the Peloponnese peninsula. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, a Frenchman, wanted to revive the ancient Olympic Games. He eventually became the modern Olympics Games’ founder. Ever since its launch, countries from all over the globe participate in the modern Olympics to showcase their athletic prowess to the world.

Olympic Trivia

How many Olympic Trivias do you know? Do you know its origin? Is the Olympic Gold Medal purely made out of gold? What are the first Olympic events? Here are some of the interesting facts about Olympic events. 

  • The United States is the country that has the most number of Olympic medals in the history of Olympics.
  • Olympic gold medals are mostly made up of silver and have six grams of gold.
  • The Olympic torch relay was not part of the ancient tradition of Olympic games. It was added on during the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a propaganda for the Nazi Party. 
  • The colors of the Olympic rings was chosen by Baron Pierre de Coubertin because at least one of these colors would be seen in all the flags of the world.
  • It was only in 1900 that the International Olympic Committee allowed female athletes to participate.
  • Figure skating is one of the oldest sports in the Olympics.
  • Long Jump is one of the original sports in the Olympics. 
  • The lighting of the Olympic torch is one of the significant parts of the opening ceremony along with the raising of the Olympic flag.
  • The Olympic Flame symbolizes the unbreakable connection between the ancient and modern games.

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What Winter Olympic sport features stones, sheets, pebbles, and houses?▶ Curling
How much money is a US Olympic gold medalist awarded?▶ $25,000
What city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics?▶ London, England
What international event for athletes with disabilities is held in the same years and cities as the Olympic Games?▶ The Paralympic Games
In Olympic archery, what is the standard distance of the target from the archer?▶ 70 Meters
What US city was the first to host the Olympic Games?▶ St. Louis, Missouri in 1904.
Which Olympic sport was featured in the movie “Cool Runnings”?▶ Bobsled
In what country were the Winter Olympics first held?▶ France (1924)
How many Olympic Games have been hosted in Africa?▶ Zero
Who is the youngest Olympian?▶ Dimitrios Loundras
Who is the only Olympic Athlete to win a gold medal at both the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games in different games?▶ Eddie Eegan
Where was the 2022 Winter Olympics held?▶ Beijing, China
Which country won the 2012 London Olympics?▶ United States
How many original Olympics events were there in ancient Greek olympics?▶ 18 events
What do you call the place where Olympians stay during the competitions?▶ Olympic Village
How long is the Olympic Marathon?▶ 26.2 Miles
Which city hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896?Athens, Greece
What is the only sport that has been played at every modern Olympic Games?Athletics/Track and Field
Who is the most decorated Olympian of all time, with 28 medals?Michael Phelps
In which year were the Winter Olympics first held?1924
What do the five Olympic rings represent?The five continents of the world (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and America)
What country has won the most gold medals in the Summer Olympics?United States
Who is the only athlete to have won Olympic medals in different sports at the same Games?Jim Thorpe
What is the only country to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics in the same year?Canada (in 2010)
What is the name of the Olympic mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?Miraitowa
Which country boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow?United States
In what year did the Paralympic Games first take place?1960
What is the name of the Olympic torch relay’s final destination?The Olympic Cauldron
Which athlete lit the Olympic flame at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta?Muhammad Ali
Which country has won the most gold medals in the Winter Olympics?Norway
In which city were the 2016 Summer Olympics held?Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
What is the name of the award given to Olympic athletes who display exceptional sportsmanship?The Pierre de Coubertin medal
What is the name of the Olympic anthem?Olympic Hymn
Who won the first Olympic gold medal in women’s gymnastics?Olga Korbut
What event is considered the last event of the Olympic Games?The Closing Ceremony
Which country won the most medals at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo?United States
In which year did the first Winter Olympics take place?1924
What is the name of the oldest athlete to win a medal at the Olympics?Oscar Swahn
What is the only sport that has been played on the Moon and recognized by the International Olympic Committee?Golf
Who is the only athlete to have won gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics in the same year?Eddie Eagan
What is the only sport to have been banned from the Olympics for being too dangerous?Polo
What is the name of the Olympic torch relay’s starting point?Olympia, Greece
Who was the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics?John Taylor
What is the name of the Olympic medal for third place?Bronze medal
Which country has won the most medals without winning a gold medal in the Summer Olympics?Philippines
Who is the only athlete to have won the Olympic marathon twice in a row?Abebe Bikila
What is the name of the Olympic village in Tokyo?Harumi Flag
Who is the only athlete to have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympics in the same year on different teams?Eddie Eagan
What is the name of the Olympic medal for second place?Silver medal
Which country has won the most gold medals in the Winter Olympics without ever hosting the event?Germany
Who is the first athlete to have won a medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics?Gillis Grafström
What is the name of the Olympic mascot for the Paris 2024 Olympics?Pari, Aimé, and Lyo
Who was the first athlete to win a gold medal in diving at both the Summer and Winter Olympics?Pat McCormick
What is the name of the Olympic medal for first place?Gold medal
Which country has won the most medals in the Summer Olympics without ever hosting the event?Sweden
Who was the first athlete to win a medal at both the Summer and Winter Olympics in different sports?Christa Luding-Rothenburger
In which year were the most recent Summer Olympics held?2021
In which year were the most recent Winter Olympics held?2018
Who won the most gold medals at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?China
Who won the most gold medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics?Norway
Who set the world record in the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Karsten Warholm
Who won the gold medal in women’s tennis singles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Belinda Bencic
Who won the gold medal in men’s tennis singles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Alexander Zverev
Who won the gold medal in women’s gymnastics all-around at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Sunisa Lee
Who won the gold medal in men’s gymnastics all-around at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Daiki Hashimoto
Who won the gold medal in women’s beach volleyball at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?April Ross and Alix Klineman
Who won the gold medal in men’s beach volleyball at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Anders Mol and Christian Sørum
Who won the gold medal in women’s 100m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Elaine Thompson-Herah
Who won the gold medal in men’s 100m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Marcell Jacobs
Who won the gold medal in women’s 800m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Athing Mu
Who won the gold medal in men’s 800m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Emmanuel Korir
Who won the gold medal in women’s 400m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Shaunae Miller-Uibo
Who won the gold medal in men’s 400m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Steven Gardiner
Who won the gold medal in women’s basketball at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?United States
Who won the gold medal in men’s basketball at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?United States
Who won the gold medal in women’s soccer at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?Canada
In which year were the first Winter Olympics held?1924
Which country has won the most gold medals in the Summer Olympics?United States
In what city were the 2016 Summer Olympics held?Rio de Janeiro
Who is the only athlete to have won medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics in different sports?Eddie Eagan
Who was the first person to win gold medals in both the 100m and 200m in three consecutive Olympics?Usain Bolt
In which year were the first Paralympic Games held?1960
Who was the first athlete to light the Olympic flame at both the Summer and Winter Olympics?Giancarlo Peris
In what year were women allowed to participate in Olympic boxing for the first time?2012
Which country has won the most gold medals in the Winter Olympics?Norway
Who is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals?Michael Phelps
In what year were the first Youth Olympic Games held?2010
Which African country boycotted the 1976 Olympics in protest against the participation of New Zealand?Tanzania
In what city were the 2018 Winter Olympics held?Pyeongchang
Who is the only athlete to have won medals in four different Olympic Games in the same event?Merlene Ottey
Which country has hosted the Summer Olympics three times?United States
In what year were the first Olympic Games held in South America?2016
Who is the youngest ever Olympic gold medalist?Dimitrios Loundras
In which year were the first medals awarded for artistic gymnastics?1896
Which country won the first gold medal in women’s rugby sevens when it was introduced in 2016?Australia
Who is the first athlete to win gold medals in three different Olympic Games in the same event?Al Oerter

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