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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.
Go to this site to find the answers:
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/olympicstimeline.html

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? _____________________________
Go to this site to find the answers:
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/olympicstimeline.html


3. Ancient Greeks thought fire was given to man by the god of fire
named ________________. ___________________and
____________were used to create fire by early Greeks.
Go to this site to find the answers:
http://www.factmonster.com/sports/ol...pic-torch.html


4. The original games were held in honor of the Greek’s chief
god______________
Winners received a wreath made of ___________ called a
_____________.

__________were not allowed competing in or attending the
Olympics.

Go to this site to find the answers:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/olympics/
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
Game?_________
Go to this site to find the answers:
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/oly...orts/2260.html


6. Which pair of sports are NOT parts of the summer Olympics?
(Gymnastics and archery) (Track and field and cycling) (Curling and
skeleton)
Go to this site to find the answers:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/olympics/


7. Where will the next summer Olympics be held and
when?_____________
Where will the next winter Olympics be held and
when?_______________
Which United States cities have hosted winter and summer Olympics
to date? _______________________
Go to this site to find the answers:
http://geography.about.com/od/countr...mpiccities.htm


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
site for answers:
http://en.beijing2008.cn/spirit/beij...14068254.shtml


9. In which year did the first women complete in the
Olympics?_________ Which event did women
participate?_________________
Who was the first woman to win an Olympic
event?________________
Go to this site for answers:
http://www.topendsports.com/events/summer/firsts.htm

10. What is the slogan of the 2008 Summer
Olympics?_________________
How many countries will be participating?________
How many NEW sports will be added to this summer
Olympics?_______
What will be a new event for women at the summer games?
__________
http://summerolympicsnews.com/index....lympics-facts/

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:
http://en.beijing2008.cn/cptvenues/v...14452647.shtml


12. What is the name of the world's largest public square found in
Beijing?____________
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.
Go to this site for answers:
http://beijingtrip.com/facts