60+ Winter Sports Trivia Questions + Answers

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How much do you know about winter sports? If you’re looking to test your knowledge, or learn a little more, look no further! With these winter sports trivia questions, you can put your knowledge to the test. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s something for everyone here.

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Winter Sports Trivia

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  • You can divide into equal teams or go head to head.
  • Each person or team will then read the other group a question. They have 1 minute to answer it or whatever amount of time you decide. If they get it right they get a point. The other team then goes.
  • When you run out of trivia questions or you reach a predetermined score a winner is declared!
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Tips and Tricks to Playing Trivia

Trivia games are always a hit when you’re looking for something to do with friends or family. But how do you play trivia at home? It can be tricky, but we’ve got the tips to make it easy for everyone.

  • Create clear rules before you start
  • Prizes always make things more fun
  • Evenly divide the teams by age and ability
  • Print and have questions ready before each game begins
  • Have a place to write down the score

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The Best Winter Sports Trivia Questions

Q: In Skiing, what is another name for cross-country racing?

A: Nordic
Winter Sports Trivia: In Skiing, what is another name for cross-country racing? A: Nordic on gray background

Q: How many competitors form a team in Bobsleigh racing?

A: 2 or 4

Q: Katarina Witt has been one of the world’s brightest skating stars, what country did she represent?

A: East Germany

Q: In ice hockey, what is the sin bin?

A: The penalty box where players infringing the rules sit out

Q: What is a piste?

A: A downhill ski trail.

Q: In which year were the first winter Olympics?

A: 1924

Q: What name is given to a toboggan with metal runners, but no steering or brakes, ridden in a sitting or face up lying position?

A: Luge

Q: In ice-skating what is tracing?

A: The marks made on the ice by the skate.

Q: What is the crouched position in downhill racing on smooth straight slopes called?

A: Egg position

Q: In which country did Ice Hockey originate?  

A: Canada
Winter Sports Trivia: In which country did Ice Hockey originate? A: Canada on blue background

Q: Which game is similar to ice hockey and is played almost exclusively in the Scandinavian countries, the Baltic states, and Mongolia?

A: Bandy

Q: Which game is similar to lawn bowls but is played on ice?

A: Curling

Q: Which of these is a form of small-sled racing in which the sled is ridden in a supine position (lying on the back) and steered by subtle leg and shoulder movements?

A: Lugeing

Q: What was the first organized international competition involving winter sports?

A: Nordic Games

Q: Where did speed skating originate?

A: The Netherlands

Q: What sport consists of sliding down an ice-covered natural or artificial incline on a four-runner sleigh?

A: Bobsledding

Q: Which kind of ski race follows a winding course between pairs of poles topped with flags?

A: Slalom

Q: What winter sport evolved from skateboarding and surfing?

A: Snowboarding

Q: What winter sports event combines cross-country skiing with rifle marksmanship?

A: Biathlon

Q: What figure skater of the 1970s, known for his balletic style, was nicknamed “the Nureyev of the ice”?

A: John Curry
Winter Sports Trivia: What figure skater of the 1970s, known for his balletic style, was nicknamed “the Nureyev of the ice”? A: John Curry on blue background

Q: Which of these sports involves acro, aerials, and moguls?

A: Fresstyle Skiing

Q: Who dominated dogsled racing in the 1980s and early 1990s, winning the Iditarod four times?

A: Susan Butcher

Q: Who won gold medals for the downhill, slalom, and giant slalom races for men at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France?

A: Jean-Claude Killy

Q: What is the name of the sledding sport that requires riders to travel headfirst with their faces just inches above the icy course?

A: Skeleton

Q: Which country will host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games?

A: China

Q: How often do the Winter Olympic Games take place?

A: Every 4 years

Q: Which is the only indoor sport in the Winter Olympic Games that does not involve ice skates?

A: Curling

Q: Which historical event in the 1940s interrupted both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games?

A: The Great Depression

Q: Which county has hosted the Winter Olympic Games 4 times, more than any other country?

A: The United States

Q: From 1924 to 2018, which athlete won the most medals at the Winter Olympic Games, with 8 golds, 4 silvers, and 3 bronzes?

A: Marit Bjorgen (Norway)
Winter Sports Trivia: From 1924 to 2018, which athlete won the most medals at the Winter Olympic Games, with 8 golds, 4 silvers, and 3 bronzes? A: Marit Bjorgen (Norway) on blue background

Q: Which animal was the mascot for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea?

A: A white tiger

Q: Before the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924, which two winter sports were competed in the Summer Olympic Games?

A: Figure skating and ice hockey

Q: As of 2021, how many sports are currently completed in the Winter Olympic Games?

A: 15

Q: Sports at the Winter Olympic Games are categorised into 3 main groups. Which of the following is one of these groups?

A: Nordic events

Q: Military patrol used to be a medal sport in the 1924 Winter Olympic Games. It is seen as the precursor of which modern-day winter sport?

A: Biathlon

Q: What is the common thing about ice hockey, curling, figure skating, and speed staking?

A: They are held indoor

Q: Which country has won the most medals overall and the most gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games?

A: Norway

Q: Who is the oldest athlete to win a medal in the Winter Olympic Games?

A: Anders Haugen

Q: Which of the following is a real movement in figure skating, which is named after a former gold medallist in the Winter Olympic Games?

A: The Hamill Camel

Q: When was the last time when the Summer and Winter Olympic Games were held in the same year?

A: 1992
Winter Sports Trivia: When was the last time when the Summer and Winter Olympic Games were held in the same year? A: 1992 on blue background

Q: The 1993 movie “Cool Runnings by Disney was inspired by which Winter Olympics team?

A: Jamaican bobsled

Q: What is the body position of an athlete when competing in the skeleton, a sport featured in the Winter Olympic Games?

A: Lie face down

Q: How old was Tara Lipinski when she became the youngest athlete to win a gold medal in figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games?

A: 15 years old

Q: What made the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, different from previous events?

A: They were held indoors

Q: Which incident threatened the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria?

A: Too little snow

Q: After winning one gold and one silver medal at the Winter Olympic Games, what did the Finnish cross-country skier Mirja Hietamies work for a living?

A: A bus driver

Q: Which part of the world has never hosted the Olympic Winter Games?

A: The southern hemisphere

Q: Up to now, how many countries have participated in every Winter Olympic Games?

A: 12

Q: At the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, the US ice hockey player Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson score 2 goals in how many seconds?

A: 6

Q: Which two animals once participated in the Winter Olympic Games?

A: Dogs and horses
Winter Sports Trivia: Which two animals once participated in the Winter Olympic Games? A: Dogs and horses on gray background

Q: What is the record for the most appearances in the Winter Olympic Games, which is held by the Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai?

A: 8 times

Q: Austria has won a record 31 gold medals in this sport since 1936.

A: Alpine Skiing

Q: Name the event, which can trace its origins to training under taken by Norwegian soldiers in the 1890s.

A: Nordic combined

Q: Name the sport in which “Body Checking” is allowed.

A: Ice Hockey

Q: One minute may be added to a competitor’s time for failing to hit targets in which sport?

A: Biathlon

Q: Name the winter sport that has a combined maximum weight for the men’s event of 115kg.

A: Skeleton

Q: Name the winter sport that involves two teams of four players.

A: Curling

Q: Which Sport became a Winter Olympic event in 1908?

A: Figure skating

Q: This sport has been contested at every Winter Olympics since 1936. Name it.

A: Alpine skiing

Q: Which sport is track designer Udo Gurgel most associated with?

A: Bobsleigh
Winter Sports Trivia: Which sport is track designer Udo Gurgel most associated with?A: Bobsleigh on blue background

Q: Visors, gloves and finger spikes are worn in which Olympic sport?

A: Luge

Q: Name the winter sport that has a variation called “Men’s Individual Large Hill”.

A: Ski jump

Q: Winner of two medals including a gold, Jennifer Heil was a leading figure in which Sport?

A: Freestyle skiing

Q: Name the Olympic sport that has a two-man and two-woman variation.

A:Bobsleigh

Q: Name the sport in which competitors travel face first.

A: Skeleton

Q: Name the winter sport in which kicking out would lead to a disqualification.

A: Speed skating

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