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Chester W. Barrows School Library: Olympics

Sochi, Russia

This year, the Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia.

Russia Fun Facts:

Population:  Over 142,000,000

Capital City:  Moscow

 

 

 

 

Check out the current weather in Sochi!

Olympic Symbols

The olympic rings is an important olympic symbol.  Each country that participates in the games is represented in the colors of the Olympic rings.

The olympic flame is another important Olympic symbol.  The flame commemorates the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus.  Every Olympics, the torch makes its way from Greece to the host country in the weeks prior to the games.

 

Take a look at the gold, silver, and bronze medals for the Sochi games!

Acknowledgements and Attributions

Many thanks to Ms. Tanner, librarian at Edgewood Highlands and Stone Hill schools, for creating the activities and curating the resources in this Guide.

Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia from February 7 - February 23, 2014.  

Check out the video below to see some of what Sochi has to offer!

Winter Sports

What winter sports are in the Olympics?

Snowboarding

Figure Skating

Skiing

Hockey

Bobsled

Speed Skating

Luge

Enjoy the games!

Research Olympic Sports!

What is curling?

How fast can a bobsled go?

When did snowboarding become an Olympic sport?

 Find out here!  

 

You can look up information  about any winter olympic sport that interests you!

Directions:

1.  Go to http://www.olympic.org/sports

2.  Choose a WINTER sport to research.

3.  Enjoy your voyage of discovery!

4.  For more fun, use the links in the "More Information" box to discover more about the Olympics.

History of the Olympics