Winter is coming and so does the Winter Olympic Games. While it is not as popular and glamorous as the summer version, this is still an international event that attracts millions of elite athletes, coaches, and audiences. Let’s check out the following 30 trivia Winter Olympics quiz questions and answers to see how much you know about it.
Winter Olympics Quiz Questions And Answers
1. When did the first Winter Olympic Games take place?
2. Which country will host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games?
3. How often do the Winter Olympic Games take place?
A. Every 2 years
B. Every 3 years
C. Every 4 years
4. Which of the following is an official sport in the Winter Olympic Games?
A. Water skiing
C. Scuba diving
5. Which is the only indoor sport in the Winter Olympic Games that does not involve ice skates?
6. Which historical event in the 1940s interrupted both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games?
A. World War II
B. The Great Depression
C. The Cold War
7. Which county has hosted the Winter Olympic Games 4 times, more than any other country?
A. The United States
8. From 1924 to 2018, which athlete has won the most medals at the Winter Olympic Games, with 8 golds, 4 silvers, and 3 bronzes?
A. Claudia Pechstein (Germany)
B. Marit Bjorgen (Norway)
C. Stefania Belmondo (Italy)
9. Which animal was the mascot for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea?
A. A cat
B. A panther
C. A white tiger
10. Before the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924, which two winter sports were competed in the Summer Olympic Games?
A. Figure skating and ice hockey
B. Snowboarding and ski jumping
C. Alpine skiing and luge
11. As of 2021, how many sports are currently completed in the Winter Olympic Games?
12. Sports at the Winter Olympic Games are categorised into 3 main groups. Which of the following is one of these groups?
A. Scandinavian events
B. Baltic events
C. Nordic events
13. Which of the following sports at the Winter Olympic Games is a Nordic event?
B. Speed skating
14. Military patrol used to be a medal sport in the 1924 Winter Olympic Games. It is seen as the precursor of which modern-day winter sport?
15. What is the common thing about ice hockey, curling, figure skating, and speed staking?
A. They were competed in the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924
B. They are held indoors
C. They originated from the same sport
16. Which country has won the most medals overall and the most gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games?
17. Who is the oldest athlete to win a medal in the Winter Olympic Games?
A. Anders Haugen
B. Oscar Swahn
C. Cecilia Colledge
18. Which of the following is a real movement in figure skating, which is named after a former gold medallist in the Winter Olympic Games?
A. The Fleming Fling
B. The Henie Halo
C. The Hamill Camel
19. When was the last time when the Summer and Winter Olympic Games were held in the same year?
20. The 1993 movie “Cool Runnings by Disney was inspired by which Winter Olympics team?
A. Jamaican bobsled
B. South African figure skating
C. Brazilian curling
21. What is the body position of an athlete when competing in the skeleton, a sport featured in the Winter Olympic Games?
A. Lie face up
B. Lie face down
C. Stand upright
22. How old was Tara Lipinski when she became the youngest athlete to win a gold medal in figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games?
A. 12 years old
B. 15 years old
C. 18 years old
23. What made the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, different from previous events?
A. They only lasted half as long
B. They used only renewable energy
C. They were held indoors
24. Which incident threatened the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria?
A. Too much snow
B. Too little snow
C. Too low temperatures
25. After winning one gold and one silver medal at the Winter Olympic Games, what did the Finnish cross-country skier Mirja Hietamies work for a living?
A. A politician
B. A bus driver
C. A nurse
26. Which part of the world has never hosted the Olympic Winter Games?
A. The southern hemisphere
B. The northern hemisphere
C. The eastern hemisphere
27. Up to now, how many countries have participated in every Winter Olympic Games?
28. At the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, the US ice hockey player Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson score 2 goals in how many seconds?
29. Which two animals once participated in the Winter Olympic Games?
A. Pigeons and deer
B. Dogs and horses
C. Horses and deer
30. What is the record for the most appearances in the Winter Olympic Games, which is held by the Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai?
A. 4 times
B. 6 times
C. 8 times
What do you think about these winter Olympics quiz questions and answers? We hope you learn some interesting facts about this sports event. For more challenges on the same topic, check out the following Olympics quiz.