Quiz: What’s Your Summer Olympics Event?

On your marks, quiz fans, because the race is on to discover which is the Olympic event for you!

Don’t worry, this is not an actual race (wow, how stressful would a timed quiz be?!) and unlike real sports you get unlimited do-overs. It really is the taking part that counts!

Note: this quiz will just be covering events from the summer games, so before all you Tonya Harding fans start waving your crowbars around, rest assured that we will be back with a winter version next year!

What's Your Summer Olympics Event?

Your Olympic event starts next week and you’re feeling a bit rusty. You need to get back in shape with a training montage! Pick your training montage soundtrack:(Required)
You’ve made it to the next round of competition and found out your opponent will be your ex! How will you deal?(Required)
You are in desperate need of an accessory to keep hair/sun/sweat out of your eyes. How about one of these?(Required)
Please could you pick a film. Thanks!(Required)
After a routine drugs test, your sample has been flagged up because of abnormal levels of…(Required)
Where is your off-season training location?(Required)
In your opinion, who is the greatest athlete of all time?(Required)
You are so amazing at your sport that you have your own officially recognised signature move! What’s it called? (Feel free to provide a description of your move in the comments)(Required)
Pick a (American) Gladiators event:(Required)
Who's your dream sponsor (aside from Subaru)?(Required)
Oh no! You’ve picked up a sports injury that’s going to keep you out of your next competition. What’s the injury?(Required)
Your sports injury from the last question has ended your career as an elite athlete! Pick a new job:(Required)
Your BFF has baked you a birthday cake - what a star! Pick your cake:(Required)

Before you go! It takes funding to keep this publication by and for queer women and trans people of all genders running every day. And A+ members keep the majority of our site free for everyone. Still, 99.9% of our readers are not members. A+ membership starts at just $4/month. If you're able to, will you join A+ and keep Autostraddle here and working for everyone?

Join A+


Sally does something with computers for a living. Beyond this, she enjoys making gifs, dreaming up stories, and overthinking. She lives over a river in the South of England, but her heart belongs forever to the North.

Sally has written 33 articles for us.


  1. I feel so seen as a no-sports-person. I am not an artist myself but I do love me a nice sculpture at a weirdly specific modern arts exhibition at a first date where I am going to completely alienate the girl with unnecessary knowledge

  2. Basketball! I’m the least athletic person in the world but I guess the quiz knew how tall I am?

    Also I would love to know what the search terms were to find the cake pictures (“gay sports cakes”?) and how hilarious the runner-up cakes that did not make it into the quiz were.

  3. I filled this out on the way to football (soccer) practice and got gymnastics.

    Not much of a leotard fan but maybe I will use this as an excuse to work on my overhead kicks haha.

    An enjoyable quiz once again, thank you

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!