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3 Greece quizzes and 30 Greece trivia questions.
  Greek Olympians    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Greece has participated in all Olympic Summer Games. Match the Greek winner to the event and the year(s) they won at certain games. Have fun! I've always named only one athlete, but sometimes it was a group effort.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 20 16
JanIQ gold member
176 plays
  Greece Lightning!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Greece, the Land of Light, is host to a plethora of different sporting pastimes. Join me on an exciting odyssey to discover more about this ancient kingdom which is host to a variety of modern sports and sporting greats.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Nov 12 14
201 plays
  Greek Gold Medalists   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everyone knows that the Olympics originated from Greece, but how many people know about the Greek champions? This quiz is about some of the gold medalists to hail from Greece.
Average, 10 Qns, davegrilla, Jan 03 10
296 plays

Greece Trivia Questions

1. Greece has hosted the modern Summer Olympic Games three times. In which years did these take place?

From Quiz
Greece Lightning!

Answer: 1896, 1906 and 2004

The modern Summer Olympic Games held in Greece have all taken place in Athens. The 566 BC Panathenaic Stadium has been renovated before each of the modern Games and used as a venue for many sporting achievements. It was here in 2004 that Italian Stefano Baldini entered the stadium after running a gruelling marathon around the streets to victoriously claim gold in just two hours, 10 minutes and 55 seconds.

2. Strongman Pyrros Dimas can carry quite a load. In which event has Pyrros won multiple gold medals in his Olympic career?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: Weightlifting

Pyrros Dimas won the gold medal in weightlifting for his first time in Barcelona at the 1992 Games. He repeated the feat in 1996 at Atlanta, and in 2000 in Sydney.

3. What is the name of the football governing body in Greece?

From Quiz Greece Lightning!

Answer: Hellenic Football Federation

Formed in 1926, the Hellenic Football Federation, or Greek Football Federation, became a member of FIFA a year later, and a member of UEFA in 1954. It governs Super League Greece, the Greek football cup, and the Greek national football team. Major football clubs in the Super League include Olympiakos, PAOK and Aris (both based in Salinoka), Panathinaikos and AEK (both based in Athens) and Olympiakos (based in Piaeus, the port of Athens). Panathinaikos were the first Greek team to play in a European Final, when they lost the final of the European Champions Cup in 1971 (now the UEFA Champions League), 0-2 to Ajax Amsterdam.

4. In 1992, Voula Patoulidou quickly raced her way jumping to a gold medal. In which event did she win?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: 100 metre hurdles

Voula Patoulidou also won gold participating in the 100 metres in 1991 at the Mediterranean Games.

5. What is the nickname of the Greek national football team?

From Quiz Greece Lightning!

Answer: The Pirate Ship

Football in Greece is one of their most popular sports, attracting over 2,500 official clubs in a land slightly smaller than the state of Alabama USA. Their national football team made their first appearance in a major international tournament in 1980 (at the European Championship) and their second was at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. But it was in 2004, their third major appearance, when the team first came to prominence by winning the UEFA European Championship, beating the defending title holders France along the way to a 1-0 win in the final against Portugal, the host nation. They were given the nickname "Pirate Ship" during Euro 2004 when a sports commentator said "It is time for us to become pirates and steal the victory". Prior to 2004, they had failed to win a game at the Euro Championship (they scored just one goal in 1980) and failed to win a game at the World Cup (they failed to score any goals in 1994). The win by Greece in 2004 as rank outsiders, to be crowned champions of European, is considered by many sports journalists and historians, to be one of the biggest upsets in world football (and maybe even the biggest upset).

6. In which year did Spyridon Louis win the gold medal for the first modern day marathon?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: 1896

The first modern day Olympic marathon was held in the summer of 1896 in Athens, Greece.

7. In which sport did Pyrros Dimas represent Greece?

From Quiz Greece Lightning!

Answer: Weightlifting

Dimas was born in Albania, representing that country in the 1989 World Championships in weightlifting. He emigrated to Greece two years later and was granted Greek citizenship. His first major triumph was winning the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in the 82.5kg class. He then went on to win two more gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, and three gold medals at the 1993, 1995 and 1998 World Championships. He retired from weightlifting in 2004.

8. Who is the man with an epic name who won the gold along with Crown Prince Constantine and Georgios Zaimis in 1960 for sailing?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: Odysseus Eskitzoglou

Odysseus is the man with the epic name, from Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey".

9. Costa Navarino in Greece is the venue famous for which sport?

From Quiz Greece Lightning!

Answer: Golf

Greece has a rich sporting heritage but there are not many golfing facilities within the country. The sport became more popular to the Greek countrymen since the opening of two major 18 hole golf courses situated on the western side of Greece at Costa Navarino. The first to be opened in 2010 was The Dunes which was designed by US Masters Champion, Bernhard Langer. A year later, the second opened at the nearby Bay golf course which was designed by an American architect called Robert Trent Jones Jnr.

10. Nikos Kaklamanakis won a gold medal in 1996 at the Summer Games in Atlanta. You could say he had the wind at his back winning which event?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: Windsurfing

He also finished with the silver medal in the 2004 Games in Athens.

11. In which event did Fani Chalkia win the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens?

From Quiz Greece Lightning!

Answer: 400m hurdles

Born in 1979, Fani Chalkia appeared at the 2004 Summer Olympics, during which time she set an Olympic record at 52.77 seconds in the semi-finals before going on to win gold in the final race. She appeared at the Summer Olympics four years later at Beijing but was disqualified after testing positive to drugs.

12. Stelios Mygiakis is the toughman who wrestled his way to a gold medal in 1980. In which specific type of wrestling did he win gold?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: Greco-Roman

The other choices are not contests held in the Olympic Games.

13. Panathinaikos B.C., Olympiakos B.C. and PAOK B.C. are three clubs in Greece that play which type of sport?

From Quiz Greece Lightning!

Answer: Basketball

Basketball had been played in Greece since the 1920s, but it wasn't until the 1980s that the sport suddenly took off due to an increase in wins at international level. Well known Greek basketball players have included Faidon Matthaiou, Georgios Kolokithas and Alekos Petroulas. Panathinaikos B.C. (basd in Athens), Olympiakos B.C. (based in Piraeus, the port of Athens) and PAOK B.C. (locate din Salonika) are just three of the Greek basketball teams playing in the Greek Basketball League. They are associates of the football teams Panathinaikos, Olympiakos and PAOK.

14. In 2000, Michail Mouroutsos won gold in which martial arts event?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: Taekwondo

Michail Mouroutsos became the first Greek to win the gold at this event.

15. Former King Constantine II of Greece won gold at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome. In which sport did he take part?

From Quiz Greece Lightning!

Answer: Sailing

Greece is a country bordered by the Mediterranean, Ionian and Aegean Seas, and because of this, sporting pastimes involving sailing and rowing are very popular to the Greeks. At only 20 years old in 1960, Crown Prince Constantine II competed in the Summer Olympics alongside Odysseus Eskidioglou and Georgios Zaimis in the Dragon class, beating Argentina and Italy to take the gold medal. Constantine II was a very keen sportsman, already a good swimmer and a black belt in karate. Four years later, he was to take over the reign of his country, but went into exile in 1967 following a coup.

16. In 1912, Konstantinos Tsiklitiras proved he could jump further than the rest. In which event did he take home the gold?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: Standing long jump

Unfortunately Konstantinos did not get to bask very long in his gold medal victory. He died in 1913.

17. Michalis Zambidis is a multiple World Champion kickboxer from Greece. What is his nickname?

From Quiz Greece Lightning!

Answer: Iron Mike

Mike Zambidis was born in Athens in July 1980. He started training in martial arts at a very young age and turned professional when he was 20 years old. He won kickboxing World Championships in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. When people think of Pele they think soccer, with Roger Federer they think tennis, and with Tiger Woods they think golf. When it comes to the kickboxing community, Iron Mike is up there among the greats.

18. Dimosthenis Tampakos's arms must have been sore after winning the gold in which men's gymnastic event in 2004?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: Rings

Uneven bars would be the other logical choice, but it is a female only event.

19. Which sport are you likely to participate in if you visit Mount Parnassos in Greece?

From Quiz Greece Lightning!

Answer: Skiing

People associate Greece with warm climates, blue seas and sandy beaches, but the terrain is a lot different at the north of the country. The 2457m high Mount Parnassos is part of the Pindus mountain range in northern Greece. It has two ski centres with a total of 19 ski runs. Skiing takes place during the winter months from December to May, with ski runs which include the Aphrodite (1500m long), Odysseus (800m long) and Hermes (700m long).

20. Leonidas Pyrgos sure was skilled with a foil. In 1896, he won gold in which event?

From Quiz Greek Gold Medalists

Answer: Fencing

The sword fencers use is known as a foil.

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