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Who was the first Olympic champion? Which country won the most gold medals in the Olympic Games? How did the Games evolve? It's all here. See if you can be an Olympic trivia champion with these quizzes!
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1 Discontinued Olympic Events
Bored with the same old Olympic sports? Test your knowledge of some of the events that are sadly no longer part of the present-day Games.
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10 Q
stedman
Oct 02 07
1908 plays
2 Pass the Fire
Throughout Olympic Games history, many have had the honor of lighting the Olympic Cauldron. How much do you know about this ceremony?
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10 Q
salami_swami
Oct 26 13
492 plays
3 Going, Going, Gone
This quiz relates some of the most significant achievements at the swimming events at the Olympics. All these swimmers have done something for the first time. I'll start each question with the words I imagine a radio commentator could have used.
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10 Q
JanIQ
Nov 03 13
201 plays
4 Olympictogram
Athletes have strived to become swifter, higher and stronger since the Olympic Games first started in Ancient Greece. See whether you can answer this Olympic-Pictogram quiz.
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10 Q
Plodd
Nov 07 14
270 plays
5 Legends of the Olympics
The Olympics are considered the greatest sporting event on Earth. Little wonder then, that they were monumental in the sporting careers of many famous sporters. A number of them will be presented to you in this quiz.
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10 Q
engels
Nov 23 08
1575 plays
6 20th Century Olympians
The Olympic Games are the world's premier sporting event. This quiz focuses on some of the competitors rather than the venues. All questions relate to the summer games.
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10 Q
romeomikegolf
Apr 20 08
2841 plays
7 Olympic Symbols and Ceremonies
This quizzie is about the symbolism and ceremonies associated with the Olympics. Good luck as you 'Go for the Gold'!
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10 Q
catnippin
Aug 23 01
5517 plays
8 Olympics: More Than a Game
The modern Olympics have produced many amazing memories. Here is a small sampling.
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10 Q
cazza2902
Jan 17 10
678 plays
9 They Won Our Hearts
Both the Winter and Summer Olympics frequently throw up characters who win our hearts, but no medals. Here is a small selection.
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10 Q
Christinap
Feb 15 10
789 plays
10 20th Century Olympics
A quiz about the Olympic Games of the 20th Century.
Average
25 Q
rmillar
Jan 15 01
3717 plays
11 Olympics Throughout Time
Some historical facts about Olympics at different points of time. These are not questions about certain sports or winners of certain Olympics, but more questions about Olympic Games itself.
Difficult
20 Q
Angua
Nov 05 02
1542 plays
12 The Ancient Greek Olympics
This quiz is about the first Olympic games from Ancient Greece. This quiz is dedicated to a special friend who helped me when I needed help. Thank you.
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10 Q
LILSPIKEY
Jan 21 02
1596 plays
13 History of the Olympic Games
According to Greek legend, the Olympic Games were founded by Heracles, son of Zeus. But what do you know about the Olympic Games (Ancient and Modern)? All multiple choice questions. Have a go!
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20 Q
Engadine
May 06 04
1578 plays
14 Olympic Host Cities
A variety of facts relating to athletes who have participated in, and cities that have hosted, the Olympic Games.
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10 Q
gunstone
Aug 06 02
3141 plays
15 Olympic Games Ancient History
How well do you know ancient Olympic Games history?
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10 Q
rpeeves
Dec 06 06
957 plays
16 The Race Is On!
This quiz will be all about different races in the Olympic Games. Have fun!
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10 Q
triviaking162
Apr 18 12
639 plays
17 The Olympic Games
10 questions about the history of the Olympic Games. Enjoy!
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10 Q
SeanRob
Jan 03 09
1170 plays
18 Games, Gold, and Glory
For some people, winning an Olympic gold medal is the proudest moment in their life. This is a quiz about some of the greatest champions in the history of the Olympics Games and their remarkable achievements.
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10 Q
skydude13579
Jul 30 14
279 plays
19 Coubertin's Legacy
It's that time again to look at events and personalities associated with the modern Olympic movement. Good luck.
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10 Q
Fiachra
Aug 14 04
525 plays
20 Olympians
Each question has a name of a famous (or not so famous) Olympic athlete. You have to match each person to their competitive sport. Good luck!
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10 Q
swimmgirl
Dec 09 10
1245 plays
21 Olympic Knowledge
I hope you know where the 1964 Winter Olympics took place! If you don't, good luck on this quiz!
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10 Q
metsfan1001
Feb 15 10
600 plays
22 Olympic Symbols
Olympic symbols have been a part of the Games as is the competition. Do you think you know their backgrounds?
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10 Q
rpeeves
Dec 09 06
1287 plays
23 Amazing Mascots of Amazing Olympics
As a genuine fanatic of the Olympic Games, I could not help but collect the mascots that accompanied all those great and remarkable moments. Enjoy the participation!
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10 Q
DeepHistory
May 19 14
198 plays
24 Olympic Sport Debut Years
Tug of war, rugby, polo, lacrosse, and golf were once on the Olympic program. This quiz is based on 25 sports at the Olympics. Simply choose the year that it first appeared at the Olympics as a full medal sport.
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25 Q
avenger
Feb 14 03
834 plays
25 Twisted History: The Olympics
Enchanting and mysterious, the Olympic Games have seen the most prominent sportsmen held in high regard since the time of the Ancient Greeks. This quiz will see us delving into the long, sordid, and sometimes surprising past of the Olympic Games!
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15 Q
Flynn_17
Sep 26 05
666 plays
26 Olympic Mascots
The Olympic Games have, for many years, been one of the major events on the sporting calendar. As a result, the Games are shown throughout the world, and countries now adopt an official Olympic mascot which may be used to identify the Olympic Games.
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10 Q
jglane
Aug 24 10
321 plays
27 Olympic Hosts Revisited
This quiz is about places which have held the games more than once. Good luck!
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10 Q
Lottie1001
May 07 08
963 plays
28 Winning Gold At The Olympics
This quiz has questions from the Summer and Winter Olympics. It is all mutiple choice. Good Luck!
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10 Q
dingbatalso
Aug 25 00
2841 plays
29 The Olympic Games
Here is some tough Olympic Trivia.
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10 Q
daisyduke71
Jul 21 01
1677 plays
30 Do You Know Your Olympics?
This is not the be all and end all of Olympic Quizzes. I hope you have fun.
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10 Q
avenger
Oct 11 00
2034 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* What event did Spiridon Louis win at the 1896 Athens Olympics?
* How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics?
* Mary Lou Retton won a gold medal in gymnastics at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. What last event did she win to receive the overall title?
* In men's gymnastics what country won the team title at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics?
* How old was Sonja Henie when she participated in the 1924 Chamonix Winter Olympics?


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