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 38% 10th century BC10th century BC2334th century BC4th century BC5231st century AD1st century AD4094th century AD4th century AD740 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% sumosumo655kendokendo293taekwondotaekwondo2640muay thaimuay thai340 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% GreeceGreece5941FranceFrance477Great BritainGreat Britain369ItalyItaly296 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 »hard 59% SwitzerlandSwitzerland1238AustriaAustria4660NorwayNorway1712FranceFrance190 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 50% NorwayNorway568SwedenSweden1087FinlandFinland3952All of them are equally successfullAll of them are equally successfull2157 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% GreeksGreeks4103PersiansPersians1225NobodyNobody305There was no such battleThere was no such battle531 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 45% Greece marched firstGreece marched first1940Greece marched lastGreece marched last865Greece was the number 46Greece was the number 46260Greece marched twice, both first and lastGreece marched twice, both first and last2565 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 racing6913javelin throwjavelin throw880discus throwdiscus throw986wrestlingwrestling768 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, 19321103Melbourne, 1956Melbourne, 19565915Montreal, 1976Montreal, 19762334Sydney, 2000Sydney, 2000817 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 45% USA vs CubaUSA vs Cuba1367USA vs USSRUSA vs USSR3602Hungary vs USSRHungary vs USSR4797France vs AlgeriaFrance vs Algeria692 Play Olympic Games quiz and see all the questions.