Olympics

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part,

 just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. 

The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well."
Olympic Creed 


The 2012 Summer Olympics

The Olympics 2012 will be held in the capital of England- LONDON

 The Summer Olympics from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008

will be the XXIX Olympic Games.

2012 mascots

2012 Olympic Games resources My Pinterest board

The Olympic Torch Relay, 


The  Olympic Flame arrived and started its 70-day journey around the UK. 

We have now revealed where it went, when and who was carrying it.




This animated video shows some of the highlights of the route the Flame will take around the UK.                                  

The Torch is made up of an inner and an outer aluminium alloy skin, held in place by a cast top piece and base, perforated by 8,000 circles.

History of the torch

History

The Olympic Flame, Torch and Relay draw on a history going back to the ancient Olympic Games in Greece.

Summer Olympic Cities

  • Athens 1896, 2004
  • Paris 1900, 1924
  • St. Louis 1904
  • London 1908, 1948
  • Stockholm 1912
  • Antwerp 1920
  • Amsterdam 1928
  • Los Angeles 1932, 1984
  • Berlin 1936
  • Helsinki 1952
  • Melbourne 1956
  • Rome 1960
  • Tokyo 1964
  • Mexico City 1968
  • Munich 1972
  • Montreal 1976
  • Moscow 1980
  • Seoul 1988
  • Barcelona 1992
  • Atlanta 1996
  • Sydney 2000
  • Beijing 2008
  • London 2012

 

Clickable worksheets (based on Beijing but may be able to be adapted )

 Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

CAP Online projects

Australian Olympic Hall of Fame

Which Olympic Sport?

Aliens come to change the Olympics

 

The Lost Ring- an online Olympic adventure

 Find out about the rings and what they represent.- worksheet

Write a biography of an athlete  attending the games


ICLT activity

Olympics Data Handling Project

The project took place during the 2000 Olympics fortnight but can be adapted for the 2012 Olympics. Details of past winners were taken from the database of track and field events, published by the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching at Exeter University. The data was entered into a spreadsheet, then graphed to show trends in performance over the years. Graphs were also used to predict this year's results.

Classes in Years 4, 5 and 6 used an Excel workbook, with sheets for different events.  

Questions to answer about the data

(Kent NGfL)

                                             Boxing Kangaroo Zone  

                                               

                                             Image from: http://www.bkzone.com.au/  

 Teaching activities from abcteach

My olympic goals across all curriculum areas

Olympic Games Colouring pages

Olympic Games for Kids | Crafts

 Colouring page -mascots



Ideas for Olympathon :

Cotton Ball Shot Put
Giant Step
Paper Plate Discus Throw
High Jump
Side Step
Straw Javelin
Teddy Bear Handfuls
Sponge Squeeze

Find the Mass Race

Indoor Games:

  • Paper plane folding and throwing

  • Hoopla

  • Basket ball

  • Obstacle course

  • Discus (using paper plates)

  • Simple gymnastics displays

Outdoor Games:

  • Throw the bean bag or sock (push a tennis ball into the toe of a sock and tie the other end) - have competitions to see who can throw it the furthest. Of course you could throw practically anything - including wellies!

  • Basket ball

  • Running races or all sorts, including distance races, three legged races, egg and spoon races, sack races and relay races!

  • Obstacle course

  • Discus using Frisbees

  • High jump and/or long jump

  • Simple gymnastics displays 

from:http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/hold_your_own_olympic_games.htm

Olympic Symbols:

The Flag
The Charter
The Motto
The Anthem

Olympic Symbols

Olympics Timeline from factmonster

Olympic Games Trivia

download from Promethean

Use this fun quiz to test your students' knowledge of both the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
  • GEOGAMES -National Geographic

    Olympic Action Games

    Elephant Weight lifting game

     

                                                                                                         

     

                

      Beaver Badminton

                                           Interactive game-heptathlon (bbc.couk)





    Heron Javelin                                          

    Dolphin Diving

     

                                                      


                                                                                                                            


                                                  


    Monkey bars Gymnastics