Olympic Games — recent and historic

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We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to the Olympic Games, both Ancient Olympics and present; Paralympics and Olympic heroes. SCIS 1550960

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Winter Games

PyeongChang 2018

Presents highlights, news and information on the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics


Summer Games

Ancient Greece: The Games at Olympia

Part of the British Museum website, the Games at Olympia story allows students to experience the early 5 day Olympic events through an interactive activity.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/festivals/story/sto_set.html


BBC: Primary History, Ancient Greeks

Excellent BBC School site which covers a brief history of the Ancient Games. Includes information on events at the games, spectators and women at Olympia.  There are also a few activities including a short quiz. 

Suggested level: primary
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/the_olympic_g...


Fact Monster: Sports: Olympics
The Olympics section within the Fact Monster website presents a range of easy-to-read information about the Olympic Games ideal for primary and intermediate school levels. Readers can follow a timeline from the first Olympic Games to the present day.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0114094.html


ManyAnswers
To discover information on different aspects of the Olympic Games type the word ‘Olympics’ in the search box.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/searchresults.aspx?q=Olympic&t=all&x=22&y=10


New Zealand Olympic Committee

This official site of the New Zealand Olympic Committee has information on the New Zealand contribution and effort at the Olympic Games. The site features athlete biographies, popular past games and teams and results. An Education section offers downloadable educational resources.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://www.olympic.org.nz/


Olympic Movement

This is the official site of the Olympic Movement. It offers a searchable database that allows you to find information on past games, medalled athletes, participating countries, sports involved from the 1896 games to present.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.olympic.org


Olympism/Olympic Values

This link explores the values, philosophy and qualities of body, mind and will the Olympics are based around.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.olympic.org/documents/reports/en/en_report_670.pdf


Olympics 30 Great Olympic Stories
The ‘Olympics 30’ site aims to share stories from past and future Olympian heroes to inspire and motivate. This website has compiled Olympic specific lists for ‘Top 30 Inspirational Stories’, ‘Top 30 Runners’ and ‘Top 30 Gold Potentials’. Detailed information is offered for each contender.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.olympics30.com


Rio 2016
The official site for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics includes news, photos, information about how to take part in the event, top tips about Rio de Janeiro plus facts and figures of how sustainability is supporting the Games.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.rio2016.com/en


Paralympic games

International Paralympic Committee
This site has a wealth of Information about the paralympic games, sports and athletes.  It includes blogs, biographies and interviews with athletes and also an athlete of the month profile.  It explains about the different classes of paralympic athletes too.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://www.paralympic.org/?gclid=CJinsfzbqLoCFc1XpQodCAsA7Q


Paralympic games
This site has a wealth of Information about the paralympic games, sports and athletes. It explains about the different classes of paralympic athletes and the history of the games. Also includes blogs, biographies and interviews with athletes and an athlete of the month profile.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://www.paralympic.org


Olympic and Paralympic Values
“It takes more than being an exceptional sportsman or woman to become part of the Olympics or Paralympics.”

Suggested level: Intermediate, secondary
https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/warm-up-for-the-games/competition-theme-2


EPIC

Britannica Online School provides a range of information on the ancient and modern Olympic Games, as well as some extra information about Olympic Games’ politics, heroes and more. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books

Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Geronimo Stilton saves the Olympics, by Geronimo Stilton, 2012 (junior fiction)
Pirate Gran goes for Gold, by Geraldine Durrant, 2010 (picture book)
Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics, by John Feinstein, 2012 (young adult)

Video
10 intriguing facts about the Olympic Games Alltime10s. YouTube. 2.06
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGJVyGWnws0