Olympic Crossword

  1. 5. What is ignited several months before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece and transferred to the host city of the Olympic Games?
  2. 6. Oldest female medalist (Lida Peyton "Eliza" Pollock - represented USA, competed in the 1904 Olympic Games archery competition at the age of 63 years and 333 days, won gold)
  3. 7. Which god were the Olympic Games to honour when started by the ancient Greeks?
  4. 11. What city hosted the Games of the 1st Olympiad in 1896?
  5. 12. Why were there no Olympic Games in 1916, 1940, or 1944? (World War I and World War II)
  6. 13. The only nation to have won at least one gold medal at all the Summer Games
  7. 16. Which Olympian has won the most medals at the Olympic Games to date? (Michael Phelps - 22 total;18 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
  8. 17. Youngest Greek gymnast that competed at the 1896 Athens Olympics (Dimitrios Loundras - 10 years old, won a bronze medeal in a team event)
  9. 18. Host city of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games
  10. 20. Country with the lowest number of total Olympic medals per capita
  11. 22. The only city to host the Summer Olympic Games three times (1908, 1948 and 2012)
  12. 24. How many times has Canada hosted the Olympic Games?
  13. 25. 1936)
  14. 26. A sport recently added to the 2016 Summer Olympics
  15. 27. Which sport includes takedowns, escapes, and reversals?
  16. 29. A field sport discontinued in 2008 (Other sport - baseball)
  17. 31. Which Canadian city has hosted the Summer Olympics?
  18. 33. Sport involving an arrow
  19. 35. Racquet sport involving a rubber ball covered in felt
  20. 36. Host city of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games
  1. 1. Discontinued team sport played on a horse's back where the objective is to score goals against the opposing team by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled mallet
  2. 2. In 1928 Australian rower, Henry Pearce, stopped halfway through his quarter-final race to let a family of what animals pass in front of his boat?
  3. 3. Which of these was not one of the original Olympic sports - javelin throw, shot-put, wrestling, boxing?
  4. 4. Where did the Olympic Games originate? (Olympia, Greece)
  5. 8. What is the meaning of the motto 'Citius, Altius, Fortius' of the Olympic Games? Faster, higher, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  6. 9. In which Canadian city were the Winter Olympics held?
  7. 10. The oldest male Olympian competitor and medalist (Oscar Swahn - 72 years old representing Sweden in shooting)
  8. 14. Team sport involving 5 players playing on a rectangular court to have the highest score after 4 quarters
  9. 15. What ceremony is hosted prior to the Olympic Games?
  10. 17. A team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick
  11. 18. Where were the Olympics the year the world-famous American boxer Muhammad Ali won the light heavyweight boxing title?
  12. 19. The oldest woman to compete in the Olympics (Lorna Johnstone - British rider, participated in Equestrian at the 1972 Olympic Games, 70 years and 5 days old)
  13. 21. What object did the archers hit during the competition before the target board was introduced?
  14. 23. The only person to have won gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Games (Eddie Eagan - Boxing)
  15. 28. What ceremony is hosted after the Olympic Games?
  16. 30. Which country has won the most medals at the Winter Games? (263)
  17. 32. In what city did women compete for the first time in the Olympic Games? (1900)
  18. 34. Which sprinter became a legend at the 2012 Olympic Games in London by defending all three Olympic titles with 100m, 200m and 4x100m victories? (Usain Bolt)