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How much do you know about the winter

  1. 1. How Much Do You Know About The Winter Olympics?<br />
  2. 2. How did the Olympics Start?<br />The first written records for the Olympic Games show that they were held in 776 BCE although historians believe they had been held for many years before that. The first winner of the Olympics was a naked runner, Coroebus (a cook from Elis) who won a run of about 210 yards. He was the first Olympic champion.<br />The ancient games grew and continued to be played every four years for nearly 1200 years.<br />In 393 CE the Roman emperor Theodosius 1 Abolished the Games because of their pagan influences.<br />
  3. 3. How did the Winter Olympics Start?<br />About 1500 years later a young Frenchman named Pierre de Coubertin began to revive the games. He believed that France was overrun by the Germans during the War of 1870 in part because the soldiers lacked “vigor.” He examined the education of the German, British, and American Children and decided that it was exercise and sports that made a well-rounded and vigorous person. He spent several years working to convince people that the Olympics should begin again. He helped to form the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the planning began. The first “modern” Summer Olympics were held in April 1896 in Athens Greece.<br />People started thinking about winter games in 1908 when there was a figure skating even at the<br />Summer Olympic Games in London. Ulrich Salchow of Sweden (one revolution backwards<br />jump) won for the men.<br />The 1916 Olympics were supposed to be in Berlin and organizers were planning on having a “Skiing<br /> Olympia” up in the Black Forest in the mountains, but the Olympics were cancelled because <br />WW1 broke out in 1914<br />The Summer Olympics were back in 1920 in Belgium, and figure skating and Ice Hockey were<br /> included (Canada won gold, USA silver, Czechoslovakia Bronze)<br />The first Olympic Committee sanctioned an “International Winter Sports Week” at Chamonix<br /> France was in 1924. Events included nordic skiing, speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey<br /> and bobsledding. This week later was called the first Winter Olympic Games.<br />
  4. 4. 1924 Chamonix France<br />1928 St. Moritz Switzerland<br />1932 Lake Placid USA<br />1936 Garmisch Germany<br />1940<br />1944 <br />1948 St. Moritz Switzerland<br />1952 Oslo Norway<br />1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy<br />1960 Squaw Valley USA<br />1964 Innsbruck Austria<br />1968 Grenoble France<br />1972 Sapporo Japan<br />1976 Innsbruck Austria<br />1980 Lake Placid USA<br />1984 Sarajevo Yugoslavia<br />1988 Calgary Canada<br />1992 Albertville France<br />1994 Lillehammer Norway<br />1998 Nagano Japan<br />2002 Sault Lake City US<br />2006 Turin Italy<br />2010 Vancouver Canada<br />2012 Sochi Russia<br />How Often?<br />The Olympics were held every 4 years until 1992, except for the cancellation in 1940 and 1944 during World War II.<br />In 1994 the Olympics began a new <br /> schedule where the summer and<br /> winter games would not take place<br /> in the same year, but would instead<br /> alternate every two years. This <br /> made only a two year gap between <br /> Winter Olympic games.<br />
  5. 5. Events at the First Winter Olympics<br />Bobsleigh<br />Curling<br />Figure Skating<br />Ice Hockey<br />Military Patrol<br />Nordic Skiing<br />Cross-country skiing<br />Nordic Combined<br />Ski jumping<br />Speed skating<br />
  6. 6. Parade of Athletes for Opening Ceremonies<br />
  7. 7. Speed Skating<br />
  8. 8. Skiing<br />
  9. 9. Military Patrol<br />Curling<br />
  10. 10. Canada vs USA Hockey GameCanada won goldUSA won silver<br />
  11. 11. Figure Skating<br />
  12. 12. 2010 Winter Olympic Events<br />Alpine skiing (10)<br />Biathlon (10)<br />Bobsleigh (3)<br />Cross-country skiing (12)<br />Curling (2)<br />Figure skating (4)<br />Freestyle skiing (6)<br />Ice hockey (2)<br />Luge (3)<br />Nordic combined (3)<br />Short track speed skating (8)<br />Skeleton (2)<br />Ski jumping (3)<br />Snowboarding (6)<br />Speed skating (12)<br />
  13. 13. Who is Participating in 2010?<br />
  14. 14. Olympic Symbols<br />The Olympic flag has interlocking circles to show that all countries are connected and friends. The colors were chosen because at least one of them appears on the flag of every country in the world.<br />Motto: "Swifter, Higher, Stronger"<br />
  15. 15. The Olympic Flame<br />The Olympic flame is lit at the ancient site of Olympia by women wearing ancient-style robes and using a curved mirror and the sun. The Olympic Torch is then passed from runner to runner from the ancient site of Olympia to the Olympic stadium in the hosting city. The flame is then kept alight until the Games have concluded. The Olympic Torch relay represents a continuation from the ancient Olympic Games to the modern Olympics. <br />
  16. 16. Medals<br />