Summer Olympics- Beijing 2008

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					Summer Olympics- Beijing 2008
Learn about the History of the Olympics and the Summer Games with
this fun cyberhunt...

1. The first Olympic Games were held in ____________in the
country of ____________.
The only events at the first Olympic Games were_____________.
Eventually, ___________and ___________ were added to the
games played.
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2. In _________the first Modern Olympics were held in
_________, the capital of Greece. ______countries took part in
________events. Why didn’t Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who
founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894, allow women
to participate? _____________________________
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3. Ancient Greeks thought fire was given to man by the god of fire
named ________________. ___________________and
____________were used to create fire by early Greeks.
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4. The original games were held in honor of the Greek’s chief
Winners received a wreath made of ___________ called a

__________were not allowed competing in or attending the

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5. The Olympic flag with five interlocking rings (on a white
background) are the following colors________________ and
represent the continents which participate in the Olympics. Which is
the only continent not represented at the games?__________ Why
were these colors selected?____________________
Which three continents have yet to host an Olympic
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6. Which pair of sports are NOT parts of the summer Olympics?
(Gymnastics and archery) (Track and field and cycling) (Curling and
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7. Where will the next summer Olympics be held and
Where will the next winter Olympics be held and
Which United States cities have hosted winter and summer Olympics
to date? _______________________
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8. What is the name for the Official mascots of the Beijing Olympic
Games? __________.
Which four popular animals do the mascots represent?
_____________________. If you place the names of the mascots
together they say what in Chinese? _______________ Go to this
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9. In which year did the first women complete in the
Olympics?_________ Which event did women
Who was the first woman to win an Olympic
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10. What is the slogan of the 2008 Summer
How many countries will be participating?________
How many NEW sports will be added to this summer
What will be a new event for women at the summer games?

11. What is the nickname for the National Stadium in Beijing?
_____________ How is the structure "'green" in its
construction?________ Go to this site for answers:

12. What is the name of the world's largest public square found in
What was some of the names previously used for the city of Beijing?
With about a population of______________, Beijing is the
_________largest city in the country of China.
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