Olympic Games questions This is a list of recently added questions about Olympic Games. Play Olympic Games quiz and see all the questions. Until when were the ancient Olympic Games held?4th century AD. The olympic games were disbanded as "pagan rituals" shortly after Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman Empire. Theodosius the Great dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome and banned the Olympics in Ancient Greece. Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of sport riddles »very hard 39% 10th century BC10th century BC2694th century BC4th century BC6091st century AD1st century AD4954th century AD4th century AD886 Which martial art is an Olympic sport next to judo?Taekwondo. Gyeorugi, a type of taekwondo sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000. There have been attempts to introduce karate as Olympic sport as well. In the 117th IOC Session (July 2005), karate received more than half of the votes, but not the two-thirds majority needed to become an official Olympic sport.Created by: Sumit Tamangmartial arts riddles »average 67% sumosumo712kendokendo330taekwondotaekwondo2940muay thaimuay thai362 Which country hosted the first modern day Olympic Games?Greece. The first Games held under the auspices of the IOC was hosted in the Panathenaic stadium in Athens in 1896. The Games brought together 14 nations and 241 athletes. Greek officials, the public and many of the athletest were so enthusiastic about the experience of hosting an Olympic Games, that they demanded that Athens be the permanent Olympic host city.Created by: Monica StillerAthens riddles »very easy 83% GreeceGreece6278FranceFrance502Great BritainGreat Britain389ItalyItaly310 Which country won the most medals in the alpine skiing competitions at the Olympic Games throughout the whole history?Austria. Of the total number of 397 medals awarded so far, Austria got 105, nearly twice as much as Switzerland, which comes second with 56 medals. Austrian dominance is not limited to the Olympic Games - Austrians won also nearly 30% of all Alpine Skiing World Cup races. Created by: globalquiz.orgskiing riddles »average 60% SwitzerlandSwitzerland1296AustriaAustria4931NorwayNorway1777FranceFrance198 Which Nordic country is not very successful in the alpine skiing competitions?Finland. Alpine skiing is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills. Since Finland is flat (except for low mountains in the far North), there are places no to practice alpine skiing there. In the whole Olympic Games history, Finland won only one medal (Tanja Poutiainen, silver in giant slalom in 2006).Created by: globalquiz.orgalpine skiing riddles »hard 51% NorwayNorway593SwedenSweden1148FinlandFinland4219All of them are equally successfullAll of them are equally successfull2242 Who won the battle of Marathon?Greeks. According to Herodotus, an Athenian runner named Pheidippides was sent to run from Athens to Sparta (225 km, 140 miles) to ask for assistance before the battle. Then, following the battle, the Athenian army marched quickly the 40 km (25 miles) to Athens, in order to head off the Persian forces. Later these two events became confused with each other, leading to a legendary but inaccurate story (first recorded by Plutarch in 1st century AD) of Pheidippides running from Marathon to Athens after the battle, to announce the Greek victory.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Greece riddles »average 66% GreeksGreeks4353PersiansPersians1294NobodyNobody318There was no such battleThere was no such battle564 What was the position of Greece at the parade of nations during the opening ceremony of Olympic Games in Athens?Greece marched twice, both first and last. According to the tradition, Greece always walk first due to its historical status as the progenitor of the Olympics, while the host nation always marches last. Since in Athens Greece was also the host nation, they walked twice.Created by: Andy SealyGreece riddles »hard 46% Greece marched firstGreece marched first2042Greece marched lastGreece marched last900Greece was the number 46Greece was the number 46274Greece marched twice, both first and lastGreece marched twice, both first and last2742 Which competition did Nero participate in the Olympic Games?Chariot racing. Nero enjoyed driving a one-horse chariot, singing to the lyre, and poetry. He was persuaded to participate in the Olympic Games of 67 in order to improve relations with Greece and display Roman dominance. As a competitor, Nero raced a ten-horse chariot and nearly died after being thrown from it. He also performed as an actor and a singer. Despite poor performances, he was chosen as a winner and paraded with olive wreath crowns when he returned to Rome.Created by: Debbie Foxancient Rome riddles »easy 72% chariot racingchariot racing7351javelin throwjavelin throw913discus throwdiscus throw1035wrestlingwrestling808 During which Olympic Games did the Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia in the football final on 8th of December?Melbourne, 1956. Due to the reversal of seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, the Games were held during the northern winter. This was thought likely to inconvenience athletes from the Northern Hemisphere who were accustomed to resting during their winter. Next Olympic Games in Australia (Sydney 2000), were held in September.Created by: globalquiz.orgsoccer riddles »hard 58% Los Angeles, 1932Los Angeles, 19321172Melbourne, 1956Melbourne, 19566348Montreal, 1976Montreal, 19762470Sydney, 2000Sydney, 2000850 Which teams played in the "Blood in the Water" match at the Olympics in Melbourne in year 1956?Hungary vs USSR. By the start of the Olympics, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution had been suppressed by the Soviets, and many players saw the Olympics as a way to salvage pride for their country. After the extraordinarily violent game, many of Hungary team members sought asylum in the West. Hungary won 4:0.Created by: Kasiawater sports riddles »hard 46% USA vs CubaUSA vs Cuba1443USA vs USSRUSA vs USSR3762Hungary vs USSRHungary vs USSR5149France vs AlgeriaFrance vs Algeria714 Play Olympic Games quiz and see all the questions.