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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!
55 Olympics History quizzes and 770 Olympics History trivia questions.
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1.
  Olympictogram Olympictogram great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Nov 07 14
Average
Plodd
644 plays
2.
  Olympic Games of the 2000s - 10 questions - 3 mins
See what you remember about the Winter Olympic Games of 2002 and 2006 and the Summer Olympic Games of 2000, 2004, and 2008.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, May 23 22
Average
bernie73 gold member
May 23 22
255 plays
3.
  Olympic Games of the 1990s - 10 questions - 4 mins
See what you remember about the Winter Olympic Games of 1992, 1994, and 1998, and the Summer Olympic Games of 1992 and 1996.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Apr 30 22
Average
bernie73 gold member
Apr 30 22
246 plays
4.
  Olympic Games of the 2010s - 10 questions - 4 mins
See what you remember about the Winter Olympic Games of 2010, 2014, and 2018, and the Summer Olympic Games of 2012 and 2016.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, May 09 22
Average
bernie73 gold member
May 09 22
244 plays
5.
  Faster Disaster popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Mar 13 15
Average
coachpauly
2069 plays
6.
  Torch Bearers: 1936 to 1980 - 10 questions - 3 mins
One of the biggest honors in sports is lighting the symbolic flame at the Olympic Games. Can you match up these athletes (and others) with their respective Olympic locations?
Easier, 10 Qns, parrotman2006, Aug 13 21
Easier
parrotman2006 gold member
Aug 13 21
177 plays
7.
  The Day of the Gold Has Come - 10 questions - 3 mins
What is that quiz title about? Well, try reading it in French: "le jour de l'or est arrive" - a paraphrase on the second verse in the Marseillaise, the French national hymn. Match the French athlete with the sport. I've included the year and venue.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 30 18
Easier
JanIQ gold member
Nov 30 18
182 plays
8.
  Going, Going, Gone - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, Nov 04 13
Average
JanIQ gold member
473 plays
9.
  Royals at the Olympic Games - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about members of royalty who participated in Summer and Winter Olympic Games and their sports. Match the royal in the short description with the name of the sport.
Average, 10 Qns, tiye, Jul 07 21
Average
tiye gold member
Jul 07 21
144 plays
10.
  Olympic Symbols and Ceremonies popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quizzie is about the symbolism and ceremonies associated with the Olympics. Good luck as you 'Go for the Gold'!
Average, 10 Qns, catnippin, Mar 22 10
Average
catnippin
5736 plays
trivia question Quick Question
When were the first Ancient Olympic Games held?

From Quiz "History of the Olympic Games"




11.
  It's Hard to Type with a Cat on Your Lap... popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
But even harder are the achievements of the following participants of the Paralympics. An extra clue for this quiz: look in each question for what's missing. Enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 03 19
Average
JanIQ gold member
Nov 03 19
171 plays
12.
  Who Lit The Cauldron? - 10 questions - 3 mins
The following questions concern people who have lit the Olympic Games cauldron at either a summer or winter Olympic games. Not all are well known but you should still be able to determine the correct answer.
Easier, 10 Qns, Spontini, Aug 26 18
Easier
Spontini gold member
Aug 26 18
465 plays
13.
  Where Did the Gold Blow Off To? - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about ten Olympic gold-medal winners. When these fine athletes breezed back into their home countries after the games where they made history, do you know where or to whom those medals ended up? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Aug 27 18
Average
shuehorn gold member
Aug 27 18
345 plays
14.
  Legends of the Olympics popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Sep 17 13
Average
engels
1936 plays
15.
  History of the Olympic Games - 20 questions - 6 mins
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, Jan 16 07
Tough
Engadine
1700 plays
16.
  Olympics of the 1960s - 10 questions - 4 mins
See if you can answer these ten questions about the Winter and Summer Olympics of the 1960s.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Feb 28 19
Average
bernie73 gold member
Feb 28 19
367 plays
17.
  Greek, Set, Match - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many sports quizzers like to answer questions about people who won more than one Olympic medal. But the following may be Greek to you. Just look for extremely subtle hints and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Feb 13 19
Average
JanIQ gold member
Feb 13 19
222 plays
18.
  The Origin of Heroes - 10 questions - 4 mins
A visit to the Olympic Games in ancient times would have been very different than a visit in modern times. See if you can identify these events you may have been able to watch.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Apr 10 21
Average
bernie73 gold member
Apr 10 21
135 plays
19.
  Olympics of the 1940s and 1950s - 10 questions - 4 mins
See if you can answer these ten questions that cover the 1948, 1952, and 1956 Summer and Winter Olympics.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Feb 25 19
Average
bernie73 gold member
Feb 25 19
321 plays
20.
  Games, Gold, and Glory - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Jul 30 14
Average
skydude13579
378 plays
21.
  They Won Our Hearts - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Feb 15 10
Average
Christinap
1047 plays
22.
  Olympic Host Cities - 10 questions - 6 mins
A variety of facts relating to athletes who have participated in, and cities that have hosted, the Olympic Games.
Tough, 10 Qns, gunstone, Jan 18 03
Tough
gunstone
3258 plays
23.
  Amazing Mascots of Amazing Olympics - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, May 19 14
Average
DeepHistory gold member
472 plays
24.
  Olympics Throughout Time - 20 questions - 7 mins
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, Jul 08 03
Difficult
Angua
1653 plays
25.
  Olympics: More Than a Game - 10 questions - 5 mins
The modern Olympics have produced many amazing memories. Here is a small sampling.
Average, 10 Qns, cazza2902, Feb 04 10
Average
cazza2902
804 plays
26.
  Olympic Games of the 1920s - 10 questions - 4 mins
See if you can answer these 10 questions about the Olympic Games of 1920s.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Aug 15 18
Average
bernie73 gold member
Aug 15 18
294 plays
27.
  Olympic Games of the 1930s (and 1940s) - 10 questions - 4 mins
See if you can answer these questions about the Summer and Winter Olympics of the 1930s (with a secondary reference to the 1940s).
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Dec 06 18
Average
bernie73 gold member
Dec 06 18
282 plays
28.
  The Ancient Greek Olympics - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Dec 05 05
Tough
LILSPIKEY
1658 plays
29.
  Olympic Sport Debut Years - 25 questions - 5 mins
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, Sep 03 16
Difficult
avenger
Sep 03 16
894 plays
30.
  Twisted History: The Olympics - 15 questions - 9 mins
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, Aug 22 08
Tough
Flynn_17
714 plays
31.
  Olympians - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Nov 24 11
Average
swimmgirl
1341 plays
32.
  The Race Is On! - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz will be all about different races in the Olympic Games. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, triviaking162, May 30 15
Average
triviaking162
717 plays
33.
  Olympic Hosts Revisited - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about places which have held the games more than once. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, May 09 09
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
1026 plays
34.
  Olympic Mascots - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Aug 24 10
Tough
jglane
352 plays
35.
  Olympic Games Ancient History - 10 questions - 5 mins
How well do you know ancient Olympic Games history?
Tough, 10 Qns, rpeeves, Dec 09 08
Tough
rpeeves
1098 plays
36.
  History of Olympic Games 1896-2016 - 10 questions - 3 mins
Tokyo hosted the 2020 Summer Olympics in July and August 2021. The Games was delayed by one year due to the pandemic.
Average, 10 Qns, sw11, Jul 20 21
Average
sw11 gold member
Jul 20 21
174 plays
37.
  Coubertin's Legacy - 10 questions - 3 mins
It's that time again to look at events and personalities associated with the modern Olympic movement. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Feb 14 10
Average
Fiachra
576 plays
38.
  Summer Olympic Games - 15 questions - 6 mins
This quiz concerns facts relating to the Summer Olympic games.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Spontini, Sep 13 16
Difficult
Spontini gold member
Sep 13 16
261 plays
39.
  Winning Gold At The Olympics - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz has questions from the Summer and Winter Olympics. It is all mutiple choice. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, dingbatalso, Jun 11 06
Tough
dingbatalso
2916 plays
40.
  Take this The Olympic Games Quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
10 questions about the history of the Olympic Games. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, SeanRob, Nov 09 11
Average
SeanRob
1275 plays
41.
  Olympic Symbols - 10 questions - 6 mins
Olympic symbols have been a part of the Games as is the competition. Do you think you know their backgrounds?
Difficult, 10 Qns, rpeeves, Dec 09 06
Difficult
rpeeves
1464 plays
42.
  20th Century Olympics - 25 questions - 6 mins
A quiz about the Olympic Games of the 20th Century.
Average, 25 Qns, rmillar, Nov 29 09
Average
rmillar
3936 plays
43.
  Olympic Knowledge - 10 questions - 4 mins
I hope you know where the 1964 Winter Olympics took place! If you don't, good luck on this quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, metsfan1001, Oct 21 14
Average
metsfan1001
672 plays
44.
  Cool Olympic Facts - 10 questions - 3 mins
Think you know about the Olympic Games? Come and see if you really do.
Average, 10 Qns, stonewallsmith, Oct 04 08
Average
stonewallsmith
3108 plays
45.
  Do You Know Your Olympics? - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is not the be all and end all of Olympic Quizzes. I hope you have fun.
Difficult, 10 Qns, avenger, Dec 09 08
Difficult
avenger
2161 plays
46.
  The Olympic Games Quiz Challenge - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here is some tough Olympic Trivia.
Tough, 10 Qns, daisyduke71, Feb 14 10
Tough
daisyduke71
1737 plays
47.
  Great Olympic Wrestlers (Freestyle) - 10 questions - 7 mins
This is a quiz about multiple time Olympic champions in freestyle wrestling.
Difficult, 10 Qns, maripp2002, Jul 26 19
Difficult
maripp2002
Jul 26 19
97 plays
48.
  Almost Hosted The Olympics - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about the cities that came second place in the International Olympic Committee voting for the Olympic host cities, or that intended to host the Olympics, but for some reason or other could not.
Tough, 10 Qns, acm2210, Oct 27 06
Tough
acm2210
540 plays
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