Beijing Olympics

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Beijing Olympics

  1. 1. Beijing Olympics By Jenna Morningstar and Haley Everhart
  2. 2. What it is: • The Beijing Olympics is a multisport event that combines different countries together.
  3. 3. WINTER SPORTS • Alpine Skiing • Nordic Combined • Biathlon • Short Track • Bobsled • SkeletonSki Jumping • Cross –Country • Snowboarding • Curling • Speed Skating • Figure Skating • Freestyle Skiing • Ice HockeyLuge
  4. 4. SUMMER SPORTS • Archery • Rowing • Badminton • Sailing • Baseball • Shooting • Basketball • Soccer • Beach Volleyball • Softball • Boxing • SwimmingSync. • CanoeKayak • Swimming • Cycling • TableTennis • Diving • TaekwondoTennis • Equestrian • Track &Field • Fencing • Trampoline • FieldHockey • Triathlon • Gymnastics • Volleyball • Handball • Water Polo • Judo • Weightlifting • Modern Pent • Wrestling • .Rhythmic Gym.
  5. 5. Why is it important • The Olympics are important because they combine different countries and their abilities. Also it makes the countries interact with each other causing peace.
  6. 6. HOW In ancient times Hera gave Hercules 12 tasks to do as punishment but when Augeas tried to cheat Hercules ,Hercules killed him and founded the Olympics. This honored the God of all Gods, Zeus In the beginning they only had one event after 50 yrs there was two races and then added more through the years.
  7. 7. When • August 8 to the 24, 2008
  8. 8. Where • Its held at a different place every year. This year it was at Beijing, China.
  9. 9. Michael Phelps • Swimmer from United States. • Won 14 Olympic gold medals. • Earned the World Swimmer of the Year Award. • He was a part of the sports illustrated magazines.
  10. 10. Shawn Jonshon • Gymnasts from U.S. • Was enrolled in gymnastics at age 3 • Trained 20-25 hrs a week. • Won many medals including cold medal in balance beam. • Her and her roommate Liukinboth took the silver and gold medals home to the U.S.
  11. 11. TOP 4 COUNTRIES THAT WON MEDALS RANK NAME GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL MEDALS 1 CHINA 51 21 28 100 2 UNITED 36 28 36 110 STATES 3 RUSSIA 23 21 28 72 4 GREAT 19 13 15 47 BRITAN
  12. 12. Citations • http://en.beijing2008.cn? • www.foxsports.com.au/beijing_olympics • www.olympics.org/uk/games/beijing/index_uk. asp • www.unep.org/Documents.multilingual/default. asp?documentID=562&articleID=6086&l=en

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