Olympics Trivia Questions and Answers
Q: How many of Carl Lewis' Olympic
gold medals were won in long
Q: What legendary strongman laid out the 600-foot race course for
the only event in the early years of the ancient
Q: What U.S. athlete was "about a week" pregnant when she broke
the world 200-meter record at the
A: Evelyn Ashford
Q: What woman was the only U.S. athlete to win a gold medal at
A: Peggy Fleming.
Q: What former IOC president wanted to eliminate team
the Winter Games?
A: Avery Brundage.
Q: What U.S. team did 59 percent of American viewers root against
during the 1996 Olympics, according to an ESPN poll?
A: The Dream Team.
Q: What grueling Olympic event saw Josia Thugwane become the
first black man from South Africa to win a gold medal, in 1996?
A: The Marathon.
Q: What sport did Margaret Abbott play to become the first U.S.
woman to win Olympic gold, in 1900?
Q: What future screen star was the first person to
meters in under a minute, in
A: Johnny Weissmuller.
Q: What Olympic champ played an HIV-infected chorus boy in the
play "Jeffery" in
A: Greg Louganis.
Q: What did members of the Canadian swim team swear to give
up during the 1996 Olympics?
Q: What alpine city hosted the
Winter Olympics in
Q: What country had a swim team that swore off drinking and Big
Macs for the 1996 Olympics?
A: The U.S..
Q: What L.A. Laker star's height was listed as two meters in 1996
A: Sahquille O'Neals's.
Q: What Soviet gymnast performed the first back somersault on a
A: Olga Korbut.
Q: What 37-year-old middle distance runner qualified for her
fourth Olympic team in 1996?
A: Mary Slaney.
Q: What sport is played with stones and brooms?
Q: What contest of team strength was an official Olympic event
from 1900 to 1920?
A: Tug of War.
Q: What Olympic aquatic event includes such positions as the
Flamingo, crane and fishtail?
A: Synchronized swimming
Q: How many athletes competed for
Israel in the 1994 Winter
Q: What 1960 Olympic champion lit the torch to start Atlanta's
1996 Olympic festivities?
A: Muhammad Ali.
Q: What apparatus do male gymnasts refer to as "the
A: The pommel horse.
Q: What event earned Norway's Johann Olay Koss three golds
at the 1994 Winter Olympics?
A: Speed skating.
Q: What new women's team sport was played on sand at the 1996
A: Beach Volleyball.
Q: Who passed Eric Heiden to become the most decorated U.S.
Winter Olympian ever?
A: Bonnie Blair.
Q: What was the only thing Brianna Scurry wore during her Gold
Medal celebration lap through the late night streets of Atlanta?
A: Her gold medal.
Q: What decathlon champ was the first black student body
president at UCLA?
A: Rafer Johnson