Olympic Games (USA) Trivia Questions

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Olympic Games Quizzes & Trivia

In its lengthy history, the Olympic Games have produced extraordinary athletes in all realms of sport from all over the world. Today, we look at the best of the USA. What do you know about Team America? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What sport did Hawaiian athlete Duke Kahanamoku compete in, who won gold, silver, and bronze medals over a 20 year period?
    • A. 

      Surfing

    • B. 

      Softball

    • C. 

      Swimming

    • D. 

      Track And Field

  • 2. 
    What sport did William Parry O'Brien compete in winning back to back gold medals (1952-56) competing in four Olympic Games?
    • A. 

      Hurdling

    • B. 

      Shotputt

    • C. 

      Cross Country

    • D. 

      Race Walking

  • 3. 
    In what city did Frank Shorter compete in the 1972 Olympic Games, winning the marathon which was the city of his birthplace?
    • A. 

      Munich

    • B. 

      San Antonio

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Athens

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the athlete who was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame as the ultimate team player having been a member of three consecutive gold medal-winning 4╫100-meter U.S. relay teams?
    • A. 

      Johnny Weismueller

    • B. 

      Wilt Chamberlain

    • C. 

      Jim Bausch

    • D. 

      Frank Wykoff

  • 5. 
    What sport did Ralph Boston compete in winning a gold medal in 1960, a silver in 1964 and a bronze in 1968?
    • A. 

      100 Meter

    • B. 

      Long Jump

    • C. 

      Tennis

    • D. 

      Discus

  • 6. 
    What Olympic sport did Henry P. Iba coach teams to medals in three consecutive Olympic Games - golds in 1964 and 1968, and a silver in 1972?
    • A. 

      Softball

    • B. 

      Bowling

    • C. 

      Basketball

    • D. 

      Swimming

  • 7. 
    Who was one of the earliest multiple Olympic champions for the U.S., winning gold medals in the 60-meter hurdles (world record), 110-meter hurdles (Olympic record), 200-meter hurdles and long jump (Olympic record) in 1900?
    • A. 

      Carl Lewis

    • B. 

      George Clooney

    • C. 

      Jesse Owens

    • D. 

      Alvin Kraenzlein

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the athlete regarded as the "Greatest Olympian Ever" winning nine Olympic gold medals?
    • A. 

      Dwayne Wade

    • B. 

      Mark Spitz

    • C. 

      Carl Lewis

    • D. 

      Kent Clark

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the athlete widely regarded as the greatest diver in history?
    • A. 

      Dan Gable

    • B. 

      Johnny Weismueller

    • C. 

      Greg Louganis

    • D. 

      Fred Cohen

  • 10. 
    In what Olympic sport did Edwin Moses compete winning his first gold medal in 1976?
    • A. 

      400-Meter Hurdles

    • B. 

      Basketball

    • C. 

      Long Jump

    • D. 

      Swimming

  • 11. 
    What is the name of the athlete who was called the darling of the 1984 games in Los Angeles, scoring a perfect 10 in the floor exercise?
    • A. 

      Michelle Akers

    • B. 

      Mary Lou Retton

    • C. 

      Ann Bancroft

    • D. 

      Billy Jean King

  • 12. 
    In what sport did Glenn Davis in 1956, after becoming the first man to break the 50-second barrier at that year's Olympic Trials, win the gold medal in Melbourne?
    • A. 

      400-Meter Hurdles

    • B. 

      Sailing

    • C. 

      Wrestling

    • D. 

      High Jump

  • 13. 
    What sport did Bruce Jenner win a gold medal in Montreal in 1976?
    • A. 

      Gymnastics

    • B. 

      Softball

    • C. 

      Decathlon

    • D. 

      Diving

  • 14. 
    What is the name of the female athlete who at 16 years old won gold medals in the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyles at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City?
    • A. 

      Julie Foudy

    • B. 

      Jennie Finch

    • C. 

      Peggy Fleming

    • D. 

      Debbie Meyer

  • 15. 
    In what sport did Shirley Babashoff win one gold and two silver medals in 1972, along with one gold and four silvers in 1976?
    • A. 

      Gymnastics

    • B. 

      Volleyball

    • C. 

      Swimming

    • D. 

      Archery

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