"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."
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 Olympic Games resources My Pinterest board
The Olympic Flame arrived and started its 70-day journey around the UK.
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
The Olympic Flame, Torch and Relay draw on a history going back to the ancient Olympic Games in Greece.
- 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 )
CAP Online projects
Write a biography of an athlete attending the games
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
Image from: http://www.bkzone.com.au/
Ideas for Olympathon :
Cotton Ball Shot Put
Paper Plate Discus Throw
Teddy Bear Handfuls
Find the Mass Race
Paper plane folding and throwing
Discus (using paper plates)
Simple gymnastics displays
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!
Running races or all sorts, including distance races, three legged races, egg and spoon races, sack races and relay races!
Discus using Frisbees
High jump and/or long jump
Simple gymnastics displays
Olympics Timeline from factmonster
download from Promethean
GEOGAMES -National Geographic
Olympic Action Games