- Easier - The
Olympic Games are a competition in summer and winter
sports held every four years for athletes from all
over the world.
- Harder -
Olympic Games are the world's most important
international athletic competition. The Olympics bring
together thousands of the finest athletes to compete
against one another in a variety of individual and
- Ancient Olympic Games originated in Greece and
were held from 776 B.C. to A.D. 393. The modern
Olympic Games began in 1896 when organizers revived
them to encourage world peace and friendship and to
promote healthy sporting competition for the youth of
the world. Winter Games were originated in 1924.
Beginning in 1994, the Winter and Summer Games were
divided and scheduled on four-year cycles, two years
Games from the International Olympic Committee
- This is the official website of the organization that directs the modern day olympic games; here you can find lots of information on the history of the games, the sports of the competitions, the atheletes and more.
- Other Olympic History Sites:
- 2) Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum
(Use requires free registration)
- 3) Ancient and Modern Olympic Sports http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/
- 4) Brief History of the Olympic Games http://www.nostos.com/olympics/
- 5) Greek Olympic Games from History for Kids http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/games/olympics.htm
- 6) History of the Olympics from About.com http://history1900s.about.com/library/weekly/aa081000a.htm
- 7) Index to the Olympics from Hickok Sports http://www.hickoksports.com/history/olympix.shtml
- 8) Olympic Games from the International Olympic Committee http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/index_uk.asp
9) Olympic Games from The History Channel (UK) http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/features/the_olympics.php
10) Olympic History from CBC.CA http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/history/
- 12) Olympics Through Time from Foundation of the
Hellenic World http://olympics.fhw.gr/
13) Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games
(Univ. of Pennsylvania) http://www.upenn.edu/museum/Olympics/olympicintro.html
- 2006 Winter Olympics
- Here you find coverage of the Olympic events by
the sports network.
- Related Websites:
- 2) NBC Olympics http://www.nbcolympics.com/
3) Torino 2006 from CBC.CA http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/
- Olympics: Science of the Sporting Life at The Why
- Science and technology played a small role in the
original Olympics, which prompted a brief truce in any
wars the Greeks happened to be fighting. These days,
science and technology play a dominant role in the
- Torino 2006
- This is the official Olympics site, August 13-29,
2004, offering details on scheduled events from the
opening ceremony to the closing of the winter games,
biographies and interviews of athletes, the latest
articles and lots, lots more.
- Websites for Future Games:
- 2) Bejing, China 2008 http://en.beijing2008.com/
- 3) Vancouver, Canada 2010 http://www.vancouver2010.com/
4) London, Great Briton 1012 http://www.london2012.com/en
After visiting several of the
websites, complete one or more of the
- Complete an Olympics WebQuest.
Follow or adapt the procedures found at
one of the following sites.
- 1) Ancient Olympic Games by R. Jefferies and M. Davison http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/ict/specialprojects/tunwells/history/Ancient%20Greeks/
Drug Use at the Olympics http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/researchskills/drugQuest.htm
- 3) Going for the Gold! by D. Frederick
- 4) Olympic Games of Ancient Greece by
M. Baker, S. Doubrava, and B.
- Complete the Internet Treasure Hunt
on Olympic Games. Try any or all of
the treasures hunts found at the The
- Graph the Medal Wins. Create a
bar graph showing the number of gold,
silver, and bronze medals that nation's
athletes have won in the Olympic
- Make An Olympic Games Timeline.
Create a timeline that shows the history
of the Olympic Games down through the
- Try An Olympic Quiz. Go to Quiz on the Olympics from Enchanted Learning's Little Explorers and see how well you do . . .
Create An Olympic Poster. After exploring several of the websites for the Olympic Games, design and create your own original Olympic poster. You can choose to create a poster for an upcoming Olympics, one for the summer or winter games, one for the paralympic games, a historical competition, or upcoming events.
- Websites By Kids For Kids
- Atlanta 1966: The Centennial Olympic Games (1997 ThinkQuest Project)
This web site describes what occurred at the Centennial Olympic Games. It lists the American athletes, explains the sports events, and tells about drug use in the Olympics.
For the Gold: Summer Olympics (1999 ThinkQuest Junior Project)
- This project focuses on Olympic history, famous
athletes, sports, the torch relay, and more.
- Gold, Silver, Bronze:
Welcome to the Olympics (2001 ThinkQuest
- Learn about the Olympiads, the Ancient Olympics,
the Olympic flame, the history of the Olympics, the
medal winning countries of 2000, and the world records
broken in 2000.
Youth Olympics is Back in Action (1998
ThinkQuest Junior Project)
- Native Youth Olympics is an Alaskan sport activity
that uses exercises to be stronger and therefore
become better hunters.
Games (1999 ThinkQuest Project)
- Here you can learn about the past, present, and
future of the Olympic Games; everything from famous
athletes, to torches, to the tragedy in 1972 is
Journey: Welcome To Australia (1998
ThinkQuest Internet Challenge)
- Find all sorts of information on the Olympics,
like the sponsors, the cost of the event, the
competitions, and even the three unique Australian
Olympic mascots. Also read about the ancient Olympics
and other upcoming Olympic venues.
- Similar ThinkQuest Project:
- 2) Olympic Fever (1999 ThinkQuest Internet
Past and Present (1999 ThinkQuest Internet
- This site presents information on the events of
the modern and historic Olympics. There is a brief
history plus the equipment and rules governing
Olympic Games (1998 ThinkQuest
- The first Olympic games were held in ancient
Greece, an event of spiritual significance as well as
a test of athletic excellence. The first modern-day
games were held in Athens in 1896. This site provides
a sketch of every summer Olympic competition in the
past hundred years.
- Other Related ThinkQuest Projects:
- 2) eOlympic: Discover the Games of the
- (1999 ThinkQuest Internet Challenge) http://library.thinkquest.org/27850/
Sports in the Olympics (Gold Award, 2000
ThinkQuest Junior Project)
- This informative site honoring unusual sports of
the Olympics allows for interactivity through games, a
vote, and a guest book.
Olympics for Kids (Kids at Pocantico Hills
- This wonderful day contains information on the
winter events, activities, and three cyberhunts
(ancient, Salt Lake 2002, Scholastic) and lots of
great links. A great starting part of students!
- Lots More Sites
- This site offers news and sports, reports and
training, programs, constitution details, meeting
minutes, regulations and organizing tips, medical and
sports science information.
- Related Website:
- 2) Torino 2006, Paralympic Winter Games http://www.paralympicgames.torino2006.org/ENG/ParalympicGames/home/index.html
Information Center at Amateur
- This site includes a history of the Olympics, the
Olympic movement, symbols of the games, athletes and
the Olympics, issues and other related sites.
- Not-to-be-Missed Section:
- 2) Olympic Games Primer http://www.aafla.org/6oic/primer_frmst.htm
- The mission of the Museum is to make visitors
aware of the breadth and the importance of the Olympic
Movement; to show them by means of images and symbols
that Olympism is not merely a matter of sports
competition but rather a philosophy of life.
- The Centre's objectives include research,
education, documentation and dissemination of the
Olympic Movement's ideals.
- This links-site connects to lots of Olympics
- Similar Websites:
- 2) Olympic Games http://www.ArlingtonSchools.org/olympics.html
- Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
- Websites for Teachers
Greek Olympics in the Classroom by Mr. Donn
- In this simulation, it's around 480 BC. Each
student is an Olympian contestant, representing a
city-state at the games! How would they behave? Let's
- Quest for Gold from the New Zealand
Ministry of Education (Grades 5-6)
- This unit plan involves students in explore a
range of sites learning about Olympics in the past and
present. They track events and issues as they
- Here you can find lots of activities and lesson
plans about the Olympics.
Salt Lake City, Utah
International Olympic Committee
rules of the games