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Winter Olympics Quiz

30 Questions

  1. Which country leads the all-time Olympic Games medal table for the Winter Olympic?
  2. Developed in the United States in the 1960s, what became a Winter Olympic Sport at Nagano in 1998? Britain's Billy Morgan has won a bronze medal in this event.
  3. In which sport do two teams of four players each, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite rocks? What are these rocks called?
  4. Named the wealthiest entertainer under 30 in the UK in 2006, this female musician also competed in alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics - who is she?
  5. Which Russian resort city on the Black Sea hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics?

  6. Almaty 2022 was an unsuccessful bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics by which country?
  7. Which village in the Adirondack Mountains, New York, has hosted the Winter Olympics twice?
  8. Name the only nation to win medals at the Winter Games but not at the Summer Games? (Hint: it's a European country)
  9. Which country were the first to host the Winter Olympics outside of Europe or North America?
  10. What is the Nordic skiing event in which the competitors combine rifle shooting and cross-country skiing?
  11. What is the name of the famous natural ice racing track located in the winter sports town of St. Moritz, Switzerland?
  12. At the 1960 games at Squaw Valley, California, who was made head of the committee that organized the opening ceremony?
  13. Torvill and Dean won gold and became the highest-scoring figure skaters of all time at which city's Olympics? Can you name the year?
  14. First contested at the 1964 Winter Olympics, in which sport does a competitor or two-person team ride a flat sled while lying supine and feet first?
  15. What are the four indoor Winter Olympic sports?
  16. Which Norwegian town hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics?
  17. The 2026 Winter Olympics will be held in which country?
  18. Which American city hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics?
  19. Name the most successful British Winter Olympian who has two gold medals, both in the women's skeleton?
  20. Which Austrian city, capital of the Tyrol, hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics?
  21. Who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping?
  22. A five-time Olympian, with a total number of 15 medals, who is the most successful athlete in Winter Olympics history?
  23. Which British figure skater was the 1980 Olympic champion?
  24. What name was given to 1980 Winter Olympics ice hockey game between the United States and the Soviet Union?
  25. What's the last name of Graham, who represented Great Britain at five Winter Olympics throughout the 1980s and 1990s?
  26. Which tropical nation debuted in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games four-man bobsleigh in Calgary?
  27. A short track speed skater from which country won the 1,000 metres event at the 2002 Winter Olympics after all of his opponents were involved in a last corner pile-up?
  28. Which commune in France is best known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics and Paralympics?
  29. What name describes the event in which downhill skiers must clear a series of gates by skiing around them in a zigzag course?
  30. Six countries have won medals at every Winter Olympic Games – can you name them?


  1. Norway
  2. Snowboarding
  3. Curling. They are called stones.
  4. Vanessa-Mae (for Thailand in alpine skiing, under the name Vanessa Vanakorn (her father's surname))
  5. Sochi
  6. Kazakhstan
  7. Lake Placid
  8. Liechtenstein
  9. Japan (Sapporo, Japan (1972))
  10. Biathlon
  11. The Cresta Run
  12. Walt Disney
  13. Sarajevo. 1984.
  14. Luge
  15. Speed skating, curling, figure skating, and ice hockey
  16. Lillehammer
  17. Italy
  18. Salt Lake City
  19. Lizzy Yarnold
  20. Innsbruk
  21. Michael David Edwards, better known as Eddie the Eagle
  22. Marit Bjorgen
  23. Robin Cousins
  24. Miracle on Ice
  25. Bell (Graham Bell - skier)
  26. Jamaica
  27. Australia (Steven Bradbury)
  28. Albertville
  29. Slalom
  30. Austria, Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States