Olympiad 2016 results

Organised by the International Quizzing Association and held from 3 to 6 November 2016, the 2016 Quiz Olympiad in Athens was the inaugural Quiz Olympiad. Replacing the annual European Quizzing Championships, the event was open to quizzers from all over the world, with representatives of 26 nations competing.


The event hosted quizzes that combined awarded 132 medals.

The following were the official quizzes at the 2016 Quiz Olympiad:

  • Individual Quiz
  • Nations Team Quiz
  • Pairs Quiz
  • History Quiz
  • Sport Quiz
  • Literature Quiz
  • Business Quiz
  • Sciences Quiz
  • Digital Quiz
  • Visual Arts Quiz
  • Television Quiz
  • Geography Quiz
  • Film Quiz
  • Performing Arts Quiz
  • Pop Music Quiz
  • Pentathlon Specialist Quiz
  • National Specialist Quiz
  • High Brow Specialist Quiz
  • Populist Special Quiz
  • Speed Quiz
  • Knockout Quiz

Some quizzes have similar standing with IOC demonstration sports. These were awarded medals, but do not feature on the overall medals table:

  • Aspirational Team Quiz
  • World Club Team Quiz

There were 201 participants from 26 nations at the 2016 Quiz Olympiad. Some notable participants included Nico Pattyn and Ronny Swiggers of Belgium; Dorjana Širola of Croatia; Kevin AshmanOlav BjortomtPat GibsonIan Bayley, David Stainer, Paul Sinha, and Jenny Ryan of England; Tero Kalliolevo of Finland; Holger Waldenberger of Germany; Anne Hegerty and Barry Simmons of Scotland; Ed ToutantKen Jennings, and Shane Whitlock of the United States; and David Edwards of Wales.

Individual QuizOlav BjortomtKevin AshmanPat Gibson
Nations Team QuizEngland
Kevin Ashman
Ian Bayley
Olav Bjortomt
Pat Gibson
Gerben Smit
Stijn Gyselinckx
Nico Pattyn
Ronny Swiggers
Tore Heliks Van Dahl
Ole Martin Halck
Thomas Kolåsæter
Geir Kristiansen
Pairs QuizKevin Ashman
Pat Gibson
David Stainer
Olav Bjortomt
Nico Pattyn
Ed Toutant
History QuizKevin AshmanNico PattynOve Põder
Sport QuizIgor HabalPerica ŽivanovićIllar Tõnisson
Literature QuizOlav BjortomtKevin AshmanIgor Habal
Business QuizUjjwal DebLeslie ShannonAbel Gilsing
Sciences QuizPat GibsonIan BayleyKevin Ashman
Digital QuizMichael-Dennis BiemansKnut HegglandBrandon Blackwell
Visual Arts QuizKevin AshmanRonny SwiggersOlav Bjortomt
Television QuizLorcan DuffBrage NordgårdJenny Ryan
Geography QuizPaul ArtsNico PattynKevin Ashman
Film QuizOlav BjortomtKen JenningsMark Grant
Performing Arts QuizKevin AshmanPat GibsonKathryn Johnson
Pop Music QuizLorcan DuffDavid StainerRonny Swiggers
Pentathlon Specialist QuizKevin AshmanOlav BjortomtRonny Swiggers
National Specialist QuizEngland
Kevin Ashman
Paul Sinha
Olav Bjortomt
Tim Westcott
Pat Gibson
Jenny Ryan
David Stainer
Lars Heggland
Jon Inge Kolden
Thomas Kolåsæter
Brage Nordgård
Ole Martin Halck
Knut Heggland
Eivind Moskvill
Leif-Atle Heen
Nico Pattyn
Stijn Gyselinckx
Ronny Swiggers
Gerben Smit
Paul Arts
Luc Venstermans
Ivo Geyskens
High Brow Specialist QuizKevin AshmanPat GibsonNico Pattyn
Populist Special QuizLorcan DuffMichael-Dennis BiemansMircea Zaharia
Speed QuizBrandon BlackwellDavid StainerTanay Kothari
Knockout QuizTore Heliks Van DahlIgor HabalShane Whitlock
Medal Table
2Ireland (IRL)3003
3Netherlands (NED)2114
4Belgium (BEL)144.59.5
5Norway (NOR)1315
6United States (USA)113.55.5
7Estonia (EST)1135
8Croatia (CRO)0101
8Finland (FIN)0101
10Romania (ROU)0011
Totals (11 nations)21212163


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