Olympic Team Sports Trivia QuizPrintable Olympic Trivia Questions
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A "Sevens" version of which team sport will take place at Rio 2016?
d. Rugby Union
Rugby Union - Rugby Union is a contact team sport which originated in England.
Which sport was axed from the Olympics in London 2012?
Softball - Similar to baseball, softball is played on a smaller field with a larger ball.
How many players are there on an Olympic handball team?
7 - Handball was first played in the late-19th century.
Who won back to back men's field hockey titles in 2008 and 2012?
c. Great Britain
Germany - Each team is fielded with a maximum of 11 players.
Which team sport has only been seen once at the Olympics in 1900?
b. Rugby League
d. Doubles Tennis
Cricket - Cricket can be traced back to Tudor times in early 16th-century England.
In what decade was "Tug of War" last contested during the Olympics?
1920s - There are men and women tug of war clubs in many countries.
Which country has won the most gold medals in men's field hockey?
a. Great Britain
India - India has won eight gold medals in field hockey at the Olympics.
Who did the Soviet Union play in the famous "Blood on the Water" Polo match in 1956?
b. Great Britain
Hungary - The match saw Hungary defeat the USSR 4–0.
In what decade was handball introduced into the Olympics?
1930s - Handball is played on a court that is 131 ft. × 66 ft.
Which nation has won a record seven gold medals in Olympic volleyball (men's and women's)?
c. United States
d. Soviet Union
Soviet Union - Volleyball has been part of the Summer Olympic Games since 1964.
Which nation won the men's handball title at the Olympics of 2008 and 2012?
France - Handball was first introduced as an Olympic sport for men at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
Field Hockey was played on artificial turf for the first time at the Olympics in which year?
1976 - Field Hockey was first introduced as an Olympic sport at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.
Which country has won the most gold medals in Olympic basketball (men's and women's)?
a. United States
United States - As of 2015, the United States has won 21 gold medals.
Which of the following countries has never won an Olympic gold medal in badminton?
a. Great Britain
c. South Korea
Great Britain - Each Olympic badminton match is played to the best of three games.
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