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Olympic Trivia

Here you will find a variety of interesting facts and trivia about the Olympic Games. From the first modern Olympiad in Athens, Greece in 1896, to the present day, the Olympic Games have been a source of inspiration and excitement for athletes and spectators around the world. So whether you are an avid fan of the Olympics or just looking to learn more about this iconic event, you have come to the right place! Press start to take our 15 question Olympic trivia quiz.

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What is the organization that runs the Olympics?

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How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win at the 1936 Olympics?

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Which country hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics?

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In what year were the Olympics the target of student-led riots?

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Snowboarding first appeared in the Olympics in what year?

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Michael Johnson was the first man to ever win which races at the Olympics?

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Which of the following were never an Olympic sport?

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Which of the following locations is not represented as part of the five Olympic rings?

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In what year did the men's high jump end in a tie during the summer games?

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What year were the first Olympics held?

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How many nations competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics?

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Who lit the Olympic Cauldron during the Atlanta games?

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Which of the following Olympics were canceled?

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This woman was the first to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics...

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Gold medals awarded at the Olympics are now mostly silver. What year was the last year that gold medals were actually made of solid gold?

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Go for the Gold!

You’re never more than two years away from Olympic season so it’s time to put your knowledge of all things Olympics on display. This quiz will test your knowledge about everything about the Summer Games and Winter Games, including some events that never made it off the drawing board. The questions range in difficulty but they’re all doable if you know a little bit about our favorite sporting event. View sample questions below if you want to know what you’ll be up against.

Olympic Trivia Questions
  • Which country hosted the first Olympics?
  • What year were the first Olympics held?
  • Which of the following locations is not represented as part of the five Olympic rings?
  • Snowboarding first appeared in the Olympics in what year?
  • How many gold medals did Michael Phelps win at the 2008 games?
  • How many goals did the gold medal-winning 2004 Argentinian soccer team allow to their opponents?
  • As of 2022, only one other team besides the United States has won the gold medal in women’s basketball. What country can claim that feat?
  • Who lit the Olympic Cauldron during the Atlanta games?
  • This woman was the first to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics…
  • In the earliest Olympics, what marked the finish line for races?
  • Gold medals awarded at the Olympics are now mostly silver. What year was the last year that gold medals were actually made of solid gold?
  • How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win at the 1936 Olympics?
  • This United States wrestler defeated “the Russian Bear” Aleksandr Karelin for Olympic Gold in 2000.
  • Which of the following Olympics were canceled?
  • Baseball made its unofficial Olympic debut in which year before returning in 1992?
  • Which country hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics?
  • Which hometown hero won the Olympic Gold in tennis at the 2012 games?
  • How many nations competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics?
  • Michael Johnson was the first man to ever win which races at the Olympics?
  • Swimmer Dara Torres won 12 medals over how many Olympic appearances?
  • Which of the following were never an Olympic sport?
  • In what year were the Olympics the target of student-led riots?
  • What is the organization that runs the Olympics?
  • In what year did the men’s high jump end in a tie during the summer games?
  • What year did the first USA Dream Team compete in basketball at the Olympics?