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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!   

There are 43 quizzes and 430 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Disputed Olympic Champions

Winning the gold medal at the Olympic Games and gaining the coveted title of Olympic Champion should be the pinnacle of a sportsperson's career. However, things don't always go to plan and sometimes the results have been disputed...
Tough (10 qns)
Fifiona81
Apr 29 16
291 plays
2
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.
Tough (10 qns)
stedman
2052 plays
3
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?
Average (10 qns)
salami_swami
603 plays
4
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.
Average (10 qns)
JanIQ
270 plays
5
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.
Average (10 qns)
romeomikegolf
3246 plays
6
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.
Average (10 qns)
Plodd
444 plays
7
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.
Average (10 qns)
engels
1743 plays
8
Olympic Symbols and Ceremonies

This quizzie is about the symbolism and ceremonies associated with the Olympics. Good luck as you 'Go for the Gold'!
Average (10 qns)
catnippin
5601 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.
Average (10 qns)
Christinap
930 plays
10
Summer Olympic Games

This quiz concerns facts relating to the Summer Olympic games.
Difficult (15 qns)
Spontini
Sep 13 16
207 plays
11
Faster Disaster

Welcome to a quiz idea from the "High Commission!" Can you identify these Olympic "faster disaster" true events from the Winter and Summer Olympic Games?
Average (10 qns)
coachpauly
1473 plays
12
20th Century Olympics

A quiz about the Olympic Games of the 20th Century.
Average (25 qns)
rmillar
3837 plays
13
Olympics: More Than a Game

The modern Olympics have produced many amazing memories. Here is a small sampling.
Average (10 qns)
cazza2902
732 plays
14
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 qns)
Angua
1584 plays
15
Olympic Host Cities

A variety of facts relating to athletes who have participated in, and cities that have hosted, the Olympic Games.
Tough (10 qns)
gunstone
3216 plays
16
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.
Tough (10 qns)
LILSPIKEY
1629 plays
17
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!
Tough (20 qns)
Engadine
1641 plays
18
Olympic Knowledge

I hope you know where the 1964 Winter Olympics took place! If you don't, good luck on this quiz!
Average (10 qns)
metsfan1001
630 plays
19
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!
Average (10 qns)
swimmgirl
1284 plays
20
Coubertin's Legacy

It's that time again to look at events and personalities associated with the modern Olympic movement. Good luck.
Average (10 qns)
Fiachra
540 plays
21
The Olympic Games

10 questions about the history of the Olympic Games. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
SeanRob
1218 plays
22
The Race Is On!

This quiz will be all about different races in the Olympic Games. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
triviaking162
660 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!
Average (10 qns)
DeepHistory
225 plays
24
Olympic Hosts Revisited

This quiz is about places which have held the games more than once. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
Lottie1001
1002 plays
25
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.
Average (10 qns)
skydude13579
345 plays
26
Olympic Games Ancient History

How well do you know ancient Olympic Games history?
Tough (10 qns)
rpeeves
1026 plays
27
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.
Difficult (25 qns)
avenger
861 plays
28
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.
Tough (10 qns)
jglane
324 plays
29
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!
Tough (15 qns)
Flynn_17
690 plays
30
Olympic Symbols

Olympic symbols have been a part of the Games as is the competition. Do you think you know their backgrounds?
Difficult (10 qns)
rpeeves
1386 plays
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