Olympics Quiz for Kids

Olympics Quiz

  1. How many rings are there on the Olympic flag?
  2. The Modern Olympic Games are based on the Olympic Games of which ancient country?
  3. If gold medals are awarded for first place and silver for second, which medal is awarded for third?
  1. An Olympic-size swimming pool is how many metres long in length?
  2. The Olympic Games are held every how many years?
  3. Which country has won more medals in total than any other nation at the Summer Olympic games?
  4. Which city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1908, 1948, and 2012? It's the only city to host the event on three occasions.
  5. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in which city?
  6. Which British rower won a rowing gold medal in five different Olympic Games?
  7. Which country has won the most medals in total at the Winter Olympic Games?
  8. What name is given to the platform on which winning competitors stand on to collect their medals?
  9. To the nearest mile, how many miles are there in the long-distance race called the marathon?
  10. Out of all the Summer Olympic sports which sport comes first alphabetically?
  11. Which type of Olympic Games first took place in Rome in 1960?
  12. Foil, epee and sabre are three forms of which type of Summer Olympic sport?
  13. Which American swimmer was the most successful Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals?
  14. Bob Beamon's superhuman leap of nearly 9 metres in the 1968 Olympic Games is still an Olympic record in which event?
  15. Name the two- or four-person team event in the Winter Olympics that involves racing a specially designed sled down an ice track, with the winning team being the fastest to complete the course?
  16. How many athletic throwing events are there? Can you name them?
  17. In which sport do two teams play each other on ice and sweep stones towards a target?


  1. Five rings. (The rings on the Olympic flag symbolize the union of the five inhabited continents.)
  2. Greece
  3. Bronze
  4. 50-metres
  5. Every 4-years
  6. United States of America
  7. London
  8. Tokyo in Japan
  9. Steve Redgrave
  10. Norway
  11. Podium
  12. 26 miles (and 385 yards)
  13. Archery
  14. Paralympic Games (The Games were initially open only to athletes in wheelchairs.)
  15. Fencing
  16. Michael Phelps
  17. Long jump
  18. Bobsleigh
  19. Four, They are the shot put, the discus, the javelin and the hammer.
  20. Curling

Olympic trivia fact: The six colours in the Olympic rings – blue, yellow, black, green, red, and the white background – were chosen because every nation’s flag contains at least one of them.