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101 Great Trivia Question & Answer sets
101 Great Olympic Trivia Questions
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  • In which city were the 1900 Olympics held?
    Paris
  • How many medals did Shane Gould win at the 1972 Munich Olympics?
    Five
  • How many Olympic gold medals did Betty Cuthbert win?
    Four
  • Where were the 1964 Olympics held?
    Tokyo
  • In which sport did Sir Frank Beurepaire compete?
    Swimming
  • Who hosted the 1928 Olympics?
    Amsterdam
  • For which country did Wilma Rudolph compete in athletics in 1960?
    USA
  • In which sport did Klaus Dibiasi compete?
    Diving
  • In which city were the first modern Olympics held
    Athens - 1896
  • How many Olympic gold medals did East German, Barbara Krause win in 1980
    Three
  • Who won gold in athletics for the 200m and 4X100m relay in 1976 & 1980?
    Babel Wockel
  • In which yeas did Berlin host the Olympics?
    1936
  • In which sport did Italian, Klaus Dibiasi compete?
    Diving
  • Which male won the 1968 long jump?
    Bob Beamon - USA
  • In which sport did Hans Winkler compete?
    Equestrian
  • How many Olympic gold medals did Herb Elliot win?
    One
  • Which men's team won gold for basketball in 1960?
    USA
  • How many Olympic medals did Dawn Fraser win?
    Eight
  • For which country did weightlifter Tommy Kono compete?
    USA
  • In which sport did Gert Fredriksson compete?
    Kayak/canoeing
  • How many Olympic gold medals did Jesse Owens win in 1936
    Four
  • The swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku competed for which country?
    USA
  • In which year did Jim Thorpe win both the decathlon and pentathlon?
    1912
  • What was Paavo Nurmi's nickname?
    The Phantom Finn
  • What was the full name of Jesse Owens?
    James Cleveland Owens
  • Who devised and was 'The Father of', Modern Pentathlon?
    Baron de Courbertin
  • In 1952 which country played the Olympic soccer final against Hungary?
    Yugoslavia
  • How many Olympic medals did Larissa Latynina win?
    Eighteen
  • Which lake was used for rowing in the 1956 Olympics?
    Lake Wendouree
  • Who was the coach for the 1960 American men's basketball team?
    Pete Newell
  • What was Abebe Bikila's job before winning gold at the 1960 Olympics?
    Private in Emperor Haile Selassie's bodyguard
  • Who made their 'Black Power' protest at the 1968 Olympics?
    Tommie Smith and John Carlos
  • For which country did Daniel Morelon ride?
    France
  • In athletics at the munich Olympics who won the women's 4 X 100 relay?
    West Germany
  • In which sport did Murry Rose win two gold medals at the Melbourne Olympics?
    Swimming
  • In which sport did Sir William Northam win gold at the Tokyo Olympics?
    Yachting
  • Where were the 1920 Olympics held?
    Antwerp
  • How many Olympic medals did Andrew 'Boy' Charlton win?
    Six
  • In which sport was Teofilo Stevenson of Cuba a gold medal winner?
    Boxing
  • Where were the 1984 Olympics held?
    Los Angeles
  • In which sport did Vladimir Salnikov compete?
    Swimming
  • For which country did Nadia Comaneci compete?
    Romania
  • How many Olympic Games were cancelled as a result of war?
    Three
  • For which country did Teofilo Stevenson box?
    Cuba
  • Which country did Mark Spitz represent?
    USA
  • In which sport did Daniel Morelon compete?
    France
  • How many Olympic gold medals did Iolanda Balas win?
    Two - for high jump
  • Who won the lightweight weightlifting gold in 1964 & 1968?
    Waldemar Baszanowski
  • In which sport did Rafter Johnson compete?
    Decathlon
  • Where was Betty Cuthbert born?
    Merrylands, Sydney
  • Who was known as 'The Lithgow Flash?'
    Marjory Jackson
  • For which country did Laszlo Papp box?
    Hungary
  • How many Olympic gold medals did Fanny Blankers-Koen win in 1948
    Four
  • In which sport did Ilona Elek win Olympic gold?
    Fencing
  • How many Olympic gold medals did Alvin Kraenzlein win in 1900?
    Four
  • Which nation invented the sport of water polo?
    Britain
  • In how many consecutive Olympic games did Jack Beresford compete?
    Five
  • Who was the first boxer to win three Olympic gold medals?
    Laszlo Papp
  • Who originated the 180 degree turn in shot put?
    Parry O'Brien
  • What was US diver Pat Mormick's maiden name?
    Keller
  • How old was Dawn Fraser when she won her first Olympic gold medal?
    Nineteen
  • Who was labelled 'The Most Durable Champion of all time'?
    Al Oerter - USA
  • Where was Herb Elliot born?
    Perth, Western Australia
  • Which illness' did Wilma Rudolph contract at the age of 4?
    Scarlet Fever and Pneumonia
  • Who came second in the 1960 Olympics 20k walk
    Noel Freeman
  • What is Mike Wenden's middle name?
    Vincent
  • Where were the 1952 Olympics held?
    Helsinki
  • Which Olympic champion coached Shane Gould and Karen Moras
    Forbes Carlile
  • In which Olympic sport did Russell Mockridge compete ?
    Cycling
  • Which prized National award did Nikolai Andrianov and his coach receive?
    The 'Order of Lenin'
  • Who was the first European Athlete to win both the 100m & 200m titles?
    Valerity Borzov
  • Who was the first man to lift 500 lb (226.8k) ?
    Vasily Alexeyev
  • At which Olympics did Herb Elliot win gold for the 1500 m
    Rome 1960
  • Which Australian won two gold medals in track and field at the 1896 Athens Olympics?
    Edwin H. Flack
  • Where were the 1960 Olympics held?
    Rome
  • In how many Olympic Games was the (swimming) obstacle race held?
    1 - Paris 1900
  • At which Olympics did Sarah 'Fanny' Durak compete?
    Stockholm 1912
  • In which sport did Henry 'Bobby' Pearce compete?
    Rowing
  • Where were the 1972 Olympics held?
    Munich
  • For which country did the wrestler Alexander Medved compete?
    USSR
  • In which year did St Louis, USA host the Olympics?
    1904
  • In which sport did Yurik Vardanyan compete>
    Weightlifting
  • In 1976, who won the 400m hurdles?
    Edwin Moses - USA
  • In which sport did Levan Tediashvili compete?
    Wrestling
  • Where were the 1912 Olympics held?
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Which male won the 1960 & 1964 marathon?
    Abebe Bikila
  • In which sport did Rodney Pattisson compete?
    Yachting
  • For which country did Peter Snell compete?
    New Zealand
  • Who won the male single sculls in 1956, 1960 & 1964?
    Vyalcheslav Ivanov
  • Which country won gold in the men's soccer in 1952?
    Hungary
  • Which Swede won the 1952 & 1956 individual pentathlon?
    Lars Hall
  • In which sport did Christian d'Oriola compete?
    Fencing
  • For which country did Rie Mastenbroek compete?
    Netherlands
  • In which sport did the Italian, Nedo Nadi compete?
    Fencing
  • Which city hosted the 1920 Olympics?
    Antwerp, Belgium
  • American rower John Kelly was the father of which famous person?
    The Late Grace Kelly, (Princess Grace of Monaco)
  • Who won Australia's only gold medal in the 1928 Olympics?
    Bobby Pearce
  • Who was the first South American to win Olympic gold in a field event?
    Adhemar Ferreira da Silva
  • Shirley Strickland's father was a professional what?
    Sprinter
  • What was Betty Cuthbert's nickname?
    The 'Golden Girl'
  • Who was Russia's first Olympic running champion?
    Vladimir Kuts
  • Where was the USSR gymnist Boris Shakhlin born?
    Kazakhastan
  • What was the name of the boat in which Rodney Pattisson won gold at the 1972 Olympics?
    Superdoso
  • Where were the equesatrian events at the Melbourne Olympics held?
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Who coached Mike Burton, Debbie Meyer and Mark Spitz?
    Sherman Chavoor

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