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The olympics


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a quick and easy explanation of the Olympics for grades 1-6. Nathan Prime is introduced to the world.

a quick and easy explanation of the Olympics for grades 1-6. Nathan Prime is introduced to the world.

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  • 1. The Olympics A background to the worldwide sporting event.
  • 2. Introduction • Hi everyone my name is Nathan Prime I am an explorer for facts. You and I will be exploring the Olympics and major facts relating to the world’s greatest sporting event.
  • 3. Let me introduce you to my dog; his name is Trekker because he likes to dig up facts.
  • 4. Ok, let’s move on to the Olympics. The first games were held in ancient Greece’s city named Olympia in 776 BC. Athletes across the known world would compete.
  • 5. The Modern History • The games were discontinued until 1896; they resumed in the city of Athens, Greece. They are held every four years with the winter and summer games rotating opposite each other every two years. So, 2014 is the year of the Winter Olympics. Can you name the year of the Summer Olympics? ________
  • 6. Help Trekker name the winter sport depicted in the pic. Write your answer below the pic.
  • 7. The Olympics ring was created in 1902 by Pierre de Coubertin. He is commonly credited as the father of the modern games. Trekker just sniffed out this fact about the rings. Each ring represent each land mass of the earth.
  • 8. The History of the medals. To reward the competitors in Ancient Olympics, a wreath of olive branches was placed on the winner's head (in Greek, this is called a kotinos). The modern system was created in 1902. This standard of using three medals; each represented the place the athlete made remains today. Gold is 1st place, Sliver is 2nd place and Bronze is 3rd place. • Match the pic using the information given.
  • 9. The Olympic Torch To honor the ancient Grecians, a torch is lit in Athens and travels around the world to the host country. Can you name this year’s host nation and what continent?
  • 10. Well fellow explorers, Trekker and I want to thank you for helping us discover facts about the Olympics. Until next time keep exploring.