Winter Olympics History: Part I

Test your knowledge of the history of the Winter Olympic Games.

Quiz

Test your knowledge of the history of the Winter Olympic Games.

1. Which of the following nations is the only to host a Winter Olympic Games?

  • Finland
  • Yugoslavia
  • Russia
  • Sweden

2. The first Winter Olympic Games took place in Chamonix, France in 1924. When were the first figure skating gold medals awarded?

  • 1908
  • 1924
  • 1928
  • 1932

3. American Edward Eagan is the only athlete to win gold medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Gamess. He won a gold medal at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games in boxing and gold at the 1932 Lake Placid Games in what event?

  • Downhill skiing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Bobsled
  • Ice hockey

4. While skiing has been a part of the Winter Games since 1924, alpine, or downhill, events weren't added until what year?

  • 1928
  • 1932
  • 1936
  • 1940

5. What was the first year that female athletes could compete in events other than figure skating at a Winter Olympic Games?

  • 1928
  • 1932
  • 1948
  • 1956

6. The lighting of the Olympic flame at the Winter Games did not become a tradition until when?

  • 1936
  • 1952
  • 1956
  • 1932

7. Which of the following countries has hosted the most Winter Olympic Games?

  • France
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • Japan

8. What nation made a highly successful Winter Olympic debut at the 1956 Games in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy?

  • Czechoslovakia
  • East Germany
  • West Germany
  • Soviet Union

9. The 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games saw which of the following Olympic firsts?

  • Computers were used to compile figure skating scores
  • Four golds were won by a single athlete
  • Sisters won gold medals
  • All of the above

10. There was no bobsled event at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games for which of the following reasons?

  • No course was built
  • Unseasonably warm weather
  • Majority of the sleds were damaged in a storm
  • Bobsledding was technically against California law

Your Results:

1. Which of the following nations is the only to host a Winter Olympic Games?
Yugoslavia

2. The first Winter Olympic Games took place in Chamonix, France in 1924. When were the first figure skating gold medals awarded?
1908

3. American Edward Eagan is the only athlete to win gold medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Gamess. He won a gold medal at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games in boxing and gold at the 1932 Lake Placid Games in what event?
Bobsled

4. While skiing has been a part of the Winter Games since 1924, alpine, or downhill, events weren't added until what year?
1936

5. What was the first year that female athletes could compete in events other than figure skating at a Winter Olympic Games?
1948

6. The lighting of the Olympic flame at the Winter Games did not become a tradition until when?
1952

7. Which of the following countries has hosted the most Winter Olympic Games?
United States

8. What nation made a highly successful Winter Olympic debut at the 1956 Games in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy?
Soviet Union

9. The 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games saw which of the following Olympic firsts?
All of the above

10. There was no bobsled event at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games for which of the following reasons?
No course was built

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