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Olympics Quiz Questions I

  1. Who is the most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals?
  2. In the 2016 Summer Olympics medal table which country won the second highest number of golds behind the United States?
  3. This couple married in October 2001, the wife won Olympic gold in 1988 and the husband won gold in 1996 - who are they?
  4. Which Olympic sport comprises of fencing, freestyle swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting and a cross-country run?
  5. At the 1908 Olympics the City of London Police team won the gold medal in which event?
  6. Which city hosted the 1956 Summer Olympic Games?




  7. Which country has won the most ever medals at the Winter Olympic Games?
  8. Rower Sir Steve Redgrave won gold medals at how many consecutive Olympic Games?
  9. Which well-known British musician competed in the alpine skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics?
  10. Which country's first ever appearance at the winter Olympics in 1988 inspired a 1993 American comedy sports film?
  11. Which 9-time Olympic medalist said: "If you fail to prepare, you’ve prepared to fail"?
  12. Which four gold medal winner was nicknamed the "Sparrow from Minsk"?
  13. Who won two gold medals for Great Britain in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, despite being aged 13 and the youngest member of the team?
  14. Which Austrian city has hosted both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics?
  15. How many Olympic gold medals has Carl Lewis won?
  16. Who became Olympic champion in the women's 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, at which she also lit the Olympic Flame?
  17. Which male English track and field athlete was Olympic 100 metres sprint champion in 1924?
  18. Caitlyn Marie Jenner was an Olympic gold medal-winner in which event?
  19. Which Olympic champion had a great rivalry with West German athlete Jurgen Hingsen?
  20. Which British runner was helped by his father to complete his semi-final race in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics after tearing a hamstring?
  21. How many gold medals does Sebastian Coe have?
  22. Jade Jones is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist in the women's 57 kg category in which combat sport?
  23. In which city did Torvill and Dean win gold whilst dancing to Ravel’s "Bolero"?
  24. Who in 1984 became the first American, male or female, to win a gold medal in the gymnastics?
  25. How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics?
  26. In 1952, who lit the Olympic Flame at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki?
  27. Greg Louganis was an American Olympian in which sport?
  28. Who is the most successful sailor in Olympic history, winning medals at five consecutive Olympics?
  29. Which country has hosted the Winter Games three times - in 1924, 1968 and 1992?
  30. Which city will host the Summer Olympics for the third time in 2028?

Answers:

  1. Michael Phelps
  2. Great Britain (27 golds)
  3. Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf
  4. The Modern Pentathlon
  5. Tug of war
  6. Melbourne
  7. Norway
  8. Five (from 1984 to 2000)
  9. Vanessa Mae (who represented Thailand)
  10. Jamaica's (the film was Cool Runnings)
  11. Mark Spitz
  12. Olgar Korbut
  13. Ellie Simmonds
  14. Innsbruck
  15. Nine golds
  16. Cathy Freeman
  17. Harold Abraham (in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire)
  18. Decathlon
  19. Daley Thompson
  20. Derek Redmond
  21. Two (1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984)
  22. Taekwondo





  23. Sarajevo
  24. Mary Lou Retton
  25. Four gold medals
  26. Paavo Nurmi
  27. Diving
  28. Ben Ainslie
  29. France
  30. Los Angeles