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Olympic Sports Trivia Questions and Answers

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Olympic Sports Trivia Questions and Answers

Q: What year was the first summer Olympiad televised live?
A: 1960.

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 basketball game last?
A: Forty.

Q: What Olympic event is about to start when a jury director orders, "En garde"?
A: Fencing.

Q: What track favorite donned golden shoes to capture gold in 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?
A: Croatia's.

 

Q: What part of their vehicle's equipment are bobsledders only allowed to use after crossing the finish line?
A: Brakes.

Q: Who was unable to run the 200-meter final at the 1992 Olympics due to food poisoning?
A: Michael Johnson.

Q:  How many times did the Summer Olympics feature the sport of Live Pigeon Shooting?
A: Once.

Q: How many continents must a sport be played on before the IOC will consider making it an Olympic event for men?
A: Four. 

Q:  What athlete was protected by seven security guards at the 1994 Winter Olympics?
A: Nancy Kerrigan. 

Q:  What country competed alone in Athens' 1996 Olympic 100-meter Freestyle for Sailors?
A: Greece

 

Q: What Olympic athlete dated the son of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu?
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?
A: Golf.

Q: What Olympic event has runners wearing shoes with perforations to allow for drainage?
A: Steeplechase.

Q: How many seconds are there on an Olympic basketball shot clock?
A: Thirty.

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 1928 Olympics to protest judges ruling for a South African over an American?
A: Douglas MacArthur.

 

Q: What woman won five U.S. figure skating titles from 1969 to 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 start in?
A: Los Angeles. 

Q:  What Olympic event's winner is considered to be the "world's greatest athlete"?
A: The decathlon's.