Olympic Trivia: What Do You Know?

Think you're an expert on Olympic trivia?  Then, take this Экзамен” – In Russian that translates to "quiz."  As the final hours tick away until the Opening Ceremony begins, find out how much you really know.  When you're done, look at your score to see if you're worthy of earning a medal!

True or False?

  1. The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Germany.  _____
  2. There are only four indoor winter sports at the Winter Olympics.  _____
  3. The first Winter Games to be televised were in 1956 in Italy.  _____
  4. The most decorated winter Olympian hails from Norway.  _____
  5. Apolo Ohno is the most-decorated American winter Olympian.  _____
  6. The 2018 Winter Games will be in New Zealand.  _____
  7. The youngest individual Olympic champion ever at the Winter Olympics was an American.  _____
  8. The only athlete to ever medal in the same event in 5 straight Olympics was a German luge competitor.  _____
  9. It’s been 20 years since the Jamaican bobsled team made its debut.  _____
  10. The oldest man to win a medal was a 75-year-old American.  _____


  1. False.  The first Winter Games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France
  2. True.  They are: curling, figure skating, speed skating, and ice hockey
  3. True.  Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy to be exact.
  4. True.  Bjorn Daehlie, a Norwegian cross-country skier has 8 gold medals and 4 silver medals.
  5. True.  Apolo Ohno won 2 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze medals in short track speed skating.
  6. False.  The next Winter Olympics will be in PyeongChang, South Korea.
  7. True.  American figure skater Tara Lipinski won gold at age 15.
  8. True.  His name was Georg Hacki.
  9. False.  It’s been 26 years.
  10. False.  The oldest man to ever receive a Winter Olympics medal was Anders Haugen, who was a Norwegian-American and at the age of 83, he received his ski jump bronze medal 50 years after he competed when an error in scoring was noted.

Scoring Translation: Gold Medal = 10 correct; Silver Medal = 8-9 correct;

Bronze medal = 6-7 correct 

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