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The Olympics and
Paralympics
What are the Olympics and
Paralympics?
• The Olympics and Paralympics are some of
the biggest sporting events in the world!
• Athletes from all around the world come
together to compete in lots of different
events.
• More that 200 different countries take
part!
Olympic and Paralympic
History
• Which country did the Olympic games start in?
• The modern Olympic
games started in Greece
in 1894. They were based
on games that were in
Ancient Greece over
2000 years ago!
The first Paralympic games were held in Rome
(Italy) in 1960.
There are summer and winter
Olympic and Paralympic games
There are 47 different sports
at the summer Olympics and 22
at the summer Paralympics
There are 15 different sports
at the winter Olympics and 6 at
the winter Paralympics
How often do the Summer
Olympic and Paralympic games
happen?
Every 2
years
Every 4
years
Every 6
years
2 4 6
Opening Ceremony
Why are the Olympics and
Paralympics important?
• To celebrate the
achievements of different
athletes.
• To let athletes compete and
see who is the best.
• To inspire other people to
take up different sports.
• To entertain people.
• To bring different countries
around the world together.
The Olympics and Paralympics
want to show all of the
different sports that people do
around the world.
New for 2020!
•Karate
•Surfing
•Skateboarding
•Sport Climbing
•Baseball (returning)
•Softball (returning)
Where are the Olympics and
Paralympics this year? (2020)
When is it?
• The 2020 Summer
Olympics will begin on
Friday 24th July and ends
on Sunday 9th August.
• The 2020 Summer
Paralympics will begin on
Tuesday 25th August and
ends on Sunday 6th
September.
Mo Farah
Mo Farah is a
British long
distance runner.
He competes in the
5000m and
10 000m athletic
events.
He has 4 Olympic
gold medals.
Ellie Simmonds
• Ellie Simmonds is a
British Paralympic
swimmer.
• She won 2 Paralympic
gold medals when she
was only 13 years old.
• She competes in lots
of different swimming
events and has won
medals in all of them.
Sky Brown Sky will be the
youngest Olympian
to compete for
Great Britain at the
summer Olympic
Games.
She is 11 years old.
Sky will compete in
the new
skateboarding event
in 2020.
T20
• Watch the video about the new sports in the
Olympic games in Tokyo 2020.
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK3NDyRkwd
s
• Which sport would you compete in? Discuss why.
Extra things
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dBn-IhS3sk
• Sky Brown skateboard run at world championships!
The Olympics and Paralympics
want to show all of the
different sports that people do
around the world.
New for 2020!
•Karate
•Surfing
•Skateboarding
•Sport Climbing
•Baseball (returning)
•Softball (returning)

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Olympics Paralympics Guide

  • 2. What are the Olympics and Paralympics? • The Olympics and Paralympics are some of the biggest sporting events in the world! • Athletes from all around the world come together to compete in lots of different events. • More that 200 different countries take part!
  • 3.
  • 4. Olympic and Paralympic History • Which country did the Olympic games start in? • The modern Olympic games started in Greece in 1894. They were based on games that were in Ancient Greece over 2000 years ago! The first Paralympic games were held in Rome (Italy) in 1960.
  • 5. There are summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic games
  • 6. There are 47 different sports at the summer Olympics and 22 at the summer Paralympics
  • 7. There are 15 different sports at the winter Olympics and 6 at the winter Paralympics
  • 8. How often do the Summer Olympic and Paralympic games happen? Every 2 years Every 4 years Every 6 years 2 4 6
  • 10. Why are the Olympics and Paralympics important? • To celebrate the achievements of different athletes. • To let athletes compete and see who is the best. • To inspire other people to take up different sports. • To entertain people. • To bring different countries around the world together.
  • 11. The Olympics and Paralympics want to show all of the different sports that people do around the world. New for 2020! •Karate •Surfing •Skateboarding •Sport Climbing •Baseball (returning) •Softball (returning)
  • 12. Where are the Olympics and Paralympics this year? (2020)
  • 13. When is it? • The 2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday 24th July and ends on Sunday 9th August. • The 2020 Summer Paralympics will begin on Tuesday 25th August and ends on Sunday 6th September.
  • 14. Mo Farah Mo Farah is a British long distance runner. He competes in the 5000m and 10 000m athletic events. He has 4 Olympic gold medals.
  • 15. Ellie Simmonds • Ellie Simmonds is a British Paralympic swimmer. • She won 2 Paralympic gold medals when she was only 13 years old. • She competes in lots of different swimming events and has won medals in all of them.
  • 16. Sky Brown Sky will be the youngest Olympian to compete for Great Britain at the summer Olympic Games. She is 11 years old. Sky will compete in the new skateboarding event in 2020.
  • 17. T20 • Watch the video about the new sports in the Olympic games in Tokyo 2020. • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK3NDyRkwd s • Which sport would you compete in? Discuss why.
  • 18. Extra things • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dBn-IhS3sk • Sky Brown skateboard run at world championships!
  • 19. The Olympics and Paralympics want to show all of the different sports that people do around the world. New for 2020! •Karate •Surfing •Skateboarding •Sport Climbing •Baseball (returning) •Softball (returning)