This resource is a fully editable and informative 91 slide powerpoint on the Olympic Games, their origin and development and on the forthcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in August 2016.
The powerpoint includes a wealth of information and contains references to
• How the Olympics began in Ancient Greece and why they were held. The events that took place.
• The banning of the games by the Roman Emperor, Theodosius I.
• The revival of the games by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1896 and the forming of the Olympic Committee.
• The Olympic logo - the rings and their significance. The origins of, and the inspiration for, the 'Olympic Creed' and the 'Olympic Motto - ' Cistius, Fortius, Altius'.
• The New Olympic Games in Athens - the events (which included the tug of war!) and competitors, the medals given - silver and copper. The absence of women from the first games.
• The inclusion of women for the first time in the Olympic Games in the 1900 Paris Olympic Games.
• Information on the 28 sports that will be included in the Rio Games.
• Notable Olympic achievements - Usain Bolt's Olympic records in 100 metres and 200 metres, Michael Phelps - the most 'decorated' Olympian with 22 Olympic medals, 18 of which are gold and Bob Beaman's' longest standing' Olympic record for the long jump.
• The stadiums and venues at Rio de Janeiro - Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana Beach, Maracanã and Deodoro.
• The significance of the Rio 2016 symbols, the Olympic flame and torch journey.
The resource also contains hyperlinks to videos of:
- Usain Bolt's Olympic record-breaking 100-metre race in London 2012
- Bob Beaman's long jump
- The Olympic Mascots - Vinicius and Tom, the inspiration behind their design and naming (Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim, the pioneers of the ‘bossa nova’ genre of music)
- A 'sneak' preview of Rio' to whet you and your studentls' appetite!
Inspire and Educate!