Olympic Sports Trivia Questions and Answers
Q: What year was the first summer Olympiad televised live?
Q: What procedure did the IOC begin after a Danish cyclist died
during the 1960 Summer Olympics?
A: Drug testing..
Q: How many minutes does an Olympic
Q: What Olympic event is about to start when a jury director
orders, "En garde"?
Q: What track favorite donned golden shoes to capture
both 200- and 400-meter 1996 Olympic sprints?
A: Michael Johnson.
Q: What country's Olympic basketball team does
Chicago Bulls star
Toni Kukoc play for?
Q: What part of their vehicle's equipment are bobsledders only
allowed to use after crossing the finish line?
Q: Who was unable to run the 200-meter final at the
due to food
A: Michael Johnson.
Q: How many times did the Summer Olympics feature the
of Live Pigeon Shooting?
Q: How many continents must a sport be played on before the IOC
will consider making it an Olympic event for men?
Q: What athlete was protected by seven security guards at
A: Nancy Kerrigan.
Q: What country competed alone in Athens'
100-meter Freestyle for Sailors?
Q: What Olympic athlete dated the son of Romanian dictator
A: Nadia Comaneci.
Q: What walking sport should be added to the Olympics, according
to 42 percent of U.S. sports editors, sportscasters and columnists?
Q: What Olympic event has runners wearing shoes with perforations
to allow for drainage?
Q: How many seconds are there on an Olympic basketball shot
Q: What Olympic field event consists of a crouch, shift,
thrust, and release?
A: The shot put.
Q: What general stormed into the
boxing ring at the
to protest judges ruling for a South African over an
A: Douglas MacArthur.
Q: What woman won five U.S.
figure skating titles from
1973, but never an Olympic gold medal?
A: Janet Lynn
Q: What country fielded 1996 Olympic women's teams that won gold
in basketball, soccer and softball?
A: The U.S.
Q: What 1996 Olympic event had two U.S. squads playing each other
for the gold medal?
A: Beach volleyball.
Q: What U.S. Olympic city did the torch relay to Atlanta
A: Los Angeles.
Q: What Olympic event's winner is considered to be the
"world's greatest athlete"?
A: The decathlon's.