Winter Olympic History: Part 2

Test your knowledge of the history of the Winter Olympic Games in part 2 of our quiz.

Quiz

Test your knowledge of the history of the Winter Olympic Games in part 2 of our quiz.

1. East Germany made its Olympic debut at which Winter Games?

  • 1964 Innsbruck
  • 1968 Grenoble
  • 1972 Sapporo
  • 1960 Squaw Valley

2. Only three athletes have won all three Alpine gold medals, Austrian Toni Sailer at the 1956 Cortina Games, Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy in the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games, and who?

  • Ingemar Stenmark
  • Janica Kostelic
  • Alberto Tomba
  • Franz Klammer

3. Who is the youngest gold medalist in Winter Olympics history?

  • Toni Nieminem
  • Sonja Henie
  • Tara Lipinski
  • Sarah Hughes

4. The 1976 Winter Games, held in Innsbruck for the second time in 12 years, were originally awarded to what American city?

  • Buffalo, New York
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Denver, Colorado

5. What nation was initially reinstated for Olympic competition in Grenoble in 1968 by an IOC vote but then uninvited following a storm of protest?

  • Cuba
  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • North Korea

6. What did longtime IOC president Avery Brundage demand be removed before Olympic skiers had their photographs taken following competition in 1968?

  • Helmets
  • Sunglasses
  • Skis
  • Sponsor's logos

7. Who did the U.S. men's ice hockey team defeat in the gold medal game at the 1980 Lake Placid Games?

  • Canada
  • Soviet Union
  • Finland
  • Sweden

8. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union, some former Soviet republics formed the Unified Team at the Albertville Winter Games in 1992. Which of the following nations was not part of the Unified Team?

  • Latvia
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Belarus

9. Why did Austrian bronze medalist Stefan Kreiner get a duplicate medal at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games?

  • It broke when he dropped it.
  • The IOC spelled his name Stefanie on the medal.
  • He had it stolen in a mugging.
  • He lost his original medal in a card game.

10. What two sports made their debut at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games?

  • Snowboarding and curling
  • Ice climbing and snowboarding
  • Curling and skeleton
  • Freestyle skiing and womens' ice hockey

Your Results:

1. East Germany made its Olympic debut at which Winter Games?
1968 Grenoble

2. Only three athletes have won all three Alpine gold medals, Austrian Toni Sailer at the 1956 Cortina Games, Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy in the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games, and who?
Janica Kostelic

3. Who is the youngest gold medalist in Winter Olympics history?
Tara Lipinski

4. The 1976 Winter Games, held in Innsbruck for the second time in 12 years, were originally awarded to what American city?
Denver, Colorado

5. What nation was initially reinstated for Olympic competition in Grenoble in 1968 by an IOC vote but then uninvited following a storm of protest?
South Africa

6. What did longtime IOC president Avery Brundage demand be removed before Olympic skiers had their photographs taken following competition in 1968?
Sponsor's logos

7. Who did the U.S. men's ice hockey team defeat in the gold medal game at the 1980 Lake Placid Games?
Finland

8. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union, some former Soviet republics formed the Unified Team at the Albertville Winter Games in 1992. Which of the following nations was not part of the Unified Team?
Latvia

9. Why did Austrian bronze medalist Stefan Kreiner get a duplicate medal at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games?
It broke when he dropped it.

10. What two sports made their debut at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games?
Snowboarding and curling

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