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Showcase China & the Olympics! Facts about China Ice-cream was invented in China around 2000B.C when the Chinese packed a soft milk and rice mixture in the snow. Population: 1.3 billion people Tourist Attractions: The Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, and The Bund History: The written history of China begins with the Shang Dynasty (ca. 1600 BC - ca. 1100 BC). Capital City: Beijing Facts about China Jiaozi, that is boiled or steamed dumplings Guotic or fried dumplings Xia Long Bao or the soup dumplings Food: Noodles, both fried and soup noodles Baozi or steamed and filled buns (1)Basic fried rice Soy egg cooked in Soy Sauce (2)chicken chow mein Tea Egg prepared by soaking or (3)Crab rangoon stewing in tea (4)Chicken fried rice (5)Egg rolls (6)Sweet and sour sauce Language Spoken: Mandarin (7)Hot and Sour Soup (8)Orange Chicken (9)Sweet and sour pork (10)Egg drop soup Climate: Being 24.4 Tourist attractions: Great wall of china, Forbidden city, Summer Palace and the temple of heaven History of the Olympics! The very first modern Olympic Games opened The competitive events added to in the first week of April 1896. Since the Greek the Olympic games include government had been unable to fund throwing the discus and the construction of a stadium, a wealthy Greek javelin, the long jump, boxing , architect, Georgios Averoff, donated one million wrestling, chariot and horse drachmas (over $100,000) to restore the racing and a challenge to test all- Panathenaic Stadium, originally built in 330 round ability - the pentathlon. BCE, with white marble for the Olympic Games. The ancient pentathlon begins with competition in four According to legend, the ancient Olympic disciplines - running, jumping, Games were founded by Heracles (the Roman throwing the discus and the Hercules), a son of Zeus. javelin. The winners emerging from these encounters then meet in a fifth and decisive contest, wrestling. History of the Olympics Have you ever wondered how the Olympics started? Only men and In Olympia, Greece the Olympic Games were held boys may enter every four years. First Olympic game was recorded in the games and 776 BC; that was about 3,000 years ago. At that time women may not this great festival took place to honour the Greek even be among gods. Olympics were held during the great festival. the spectators My resources say Olympics were held to please the (the contestants various gods. One God, in particular, the most compete entirely important was called Zeus. The Olympics were called naked). An Olympiad in Greece. exception is made for priestesses of the com goddess Demeter. History of the China The Opening Ceremony The 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony was held at the The Olympic symbol (five Beijing National Stadium, also interlocked rings) represents the known as the Bird's Nest. It began union of the five original major at 8:08 pm China Standard Time continents (Africa, America, Asia, (UTC+8) on 8 August 2008 because Australia and Europe) and the in Chinese culture, 8 is considered meeting of the athletes from to be a lucky number. The number 8 throughout the world at the is associated with prosperity and Olympic Games. The five colours confidence in Chinese culture. of the rings from left to right are Organisers claim that the stadium blue, black and red across the top was full to its 91,000 capacity and yellow and green along the bottom. History of the Olympics The Closing Ceremony The Games came to the end of their 17-day run after a ceremony -- a party, really -- featuring bouncing and flying men, drum carts, rotating poles, light wheels precisely 2.008 meters in diameter and 1,148 silver bell- wearing dancers in yellow dresses, all of it a lead-up to the entry of the athletes of the world, The 2008 Beijing Olympics who by tradition on the night of closing ceremony mingled together, without regard to nationality, in the centre of the stadium. Beijing host of the 2008 Olympics Tourist Highlights: Badaling Great Wall, is located more than 70 kilometres northwest from the centre of Beijing City, with more than 1000 meters above sea level, occupies a commanding and strategic position. Badaling is the best- preserved section of the Great Wall. 370 foreign leaders and very important persons have come to climb Badaling successively. Beijing, Host of the 2008 Olympics Beijing: The name means "Northern Capital." (Nanjing is the "Southern Capital.") Population: 15.38 million Beijing’s Tourist Attractions: The Summer Palace, & the Forbidden City The History of Beijing: Beijing was forbidden initially built over 3000 years City ago. In BC 1045, the city of Beijing initially formed. For thousands of years, more than 6 dynasties set Beijing as The Summer capital. Beijing is also the Palace capital of People’s Republic of China. Volley Ball Athletes participating in Special Olympics Volleyball benefit from the camaraderie Special Olympics that comes from competing in a team Volleyball also offers sport, as well as the training that enables individual skills them to successfully serve and return a competition to allow volleyball. athletes to train and Volleyball Facts compete in basic Volleyball was introduced to volleyball skills. The Special Olympics in 1983. development of these 259 athletes from 20 teams key skills is necessary competed in volleyball at the prior to advancing to 2003 Special Olympics team competition. These World Summer Games in skills include volleying, Dublin, Ireland. serving and passing. As of the 2005 Special Olympics Athlete Participation Report, 71,982 Special Olympics athletes compete in volleyball. Soccer The first official men's While the modern game of football started Olympic soccer with the foundation of the Football tournament dates back to Association of England in 1863, its roots the 1908 London Games, extend to opposite ends of the earth. The where Great Britain ancient Chinese, Greeks and Romans defeated Denmark to played a similar game, long before English claim the first soccer gold kings in the 1300s and 1400s were trying to medal. Since that time outlaw the violent sport. soccer has been part of every Olympic Games Great Britain did not qualify for the 2008 Program, with the Olympic Games in Beijing. It won three exception of the 1932 Los Olympic titles: Paris 1900, London 1908 and Angeles Games. The Stockholm 1912. In 2012, Great Britain will 1940 and 1944 Olympic serve as organizer of the Olympic Games. Games were cancelled completely due to the political tensions surrounding World War II. Gymnastics If gymnasts are really serious about bringing home the gold, then the Olympic tests can be counted on to really put them through their paces. Whether the event involves swinging from rings, flying around the uneven bars, exhibiting artistic skills on the floor or balance beam - or any of the thrilling moves we've come to expect - this sport is always one of the most popular for summer spectators. Trampoline gymnastics debuted at the Gymnastics has a long, Sydney 2000 Games featuring both men's proud history. The sport can and women's individual events. The Russian Federation took home two gold be traced back to ancient medals at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Greece, where such skills as Alexander Moskalenko and Irina featured in the ancient Karavaeva were crowned with gold medals Olympic Games. A perfect fusion of athletics and aesthetics, gymnastics ranks among the defining sports of the Olympic Games. Mahe Drysdale Mahe Drysdale DOB: 19 November 1978 (29) – is the Place of Birth: Melbourne, current world Australia champion having taken the title and Age: 29 unprecedented Event: Rowing three times in succession in Height: 1.99m 2005, 2006 and Medals: 1 bronze in 2008 2007 and he goes to Beijing as the favourite. He has He set a world Olympic record with a time experience from of 6 minutes, 35.40 Athens (Coxless seconds in the Four) and is also a single sculls at the former winner of 2006 World the Halberg Championships. Supreme Award. Valerie Vili DOB: 6 October 1984 Valerie Vili, née Place of birth: Rotorua Adams, (born New Zealand October 6, 1984) is a shot putter from Age: 23 New Zealand. She Event: Shot-putter is the reigning Olympic champion, world champion Valerie Vili opened and with a throw of Commonwealth How nice then that record-holder, 20.56 metres heading towards which was never having thrown a Beijing, New Zealand distance of 20.56 bettered and she athletics has an had the luxury to m. outstanding medal decline her final prospect again – shot throw putter Valerie Vili. Matthew Mitcham A two-time Australian Youth DOB: 2 March 1988 Olympic Festival athlete, Place of Birth: Matthew competed in Brisbane, Queensland, trampoline at the 2003 AYOF Australia finishing sixth and in diving at the 2005 AYOF, winning Age: 20 three gold medals and one silver. Event: Diver A trampolinist since 1997, Matthew started diving in Matthew competed at the 1999 when he was 11 after 1999 World Junior AIS coach, Wang Tong Championships and again Xiang, saw him playing on in 2001, winning the Junior the board at a pool in World Champion title in the double mini apparatus. In Brisbane and he was the same year (2001) he impressed by his double won his first Diving somersault. National Age title in the 3m and platform events and was named 'Diver of the Year'. By Katelyn and Shenae Thanks to, Google, Mrs Seo, PowerPoint, Marina View School Thanks for watching!
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