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Olympic Games: History
These sites are about the history of the Olympics. Find out where and when the original Olympics were held. Read about the various mascots, see the symbols of the Olympics, and watch a short movie on the history. Included are eThemes Resources about the summer and winter Olympic games, athletes and records, and ancient Greece.
Learn about the "Site" of the past Olympics, read about the "Spirit," and find out about the "Sports." This online exhibit compares ancient and modern Olympic sports. You can read about the athletes who were famous in ancient times, or take a virtual tour of Olympia as it looks today.
This primer is for teachers, students, and interested individuals who want to learn and teach others about the Olympic Movement. There is information on Olympic history, athletes, mascots and other symbols, as well as links to games, lesson plans, and oral histories.
This interactive site has information about athletic events from prehistoric times to the Athens Olympics of 1896. Read a first person account, view 3-D reconstructions of Olympia, and learn about the neighboring Pythian games.
These sites have information about the people, architecture, government, and daily life in ancient Greece. View images of Greek ruins, learn the Greek alphabet, and read about the famous city of Athens. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on mythology.
Learn about some famous Olympians and how they trained for their events. See Olympic records from various countries and sporting events. View video clips, play games, and take quizzes. Includes eThemes Resources on the Olympic Games Winter 2002 and Olympic Games: History.
Learn about the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Watch video clips of athletes and read their biographies. Take interactive quizzes about the different sports. Also includes maps, activity ideas, and news stories. There are links to eThemes Resources on the 2002 Torch Relay, Olympic History, and Olympic Athletes and Records.
These sites are about the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Includes information about the Olympics, summer sports, Greece, and the ancient Olympics. There are handouts, pictures, and video clips. Includes links to eThemes Resources about the Olympics and ancient Greece.
These are sites about the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino (Turin)Italy. Learn about the different sporting events that take place during a Winter Olympiad, read news stories, or athlete's biographies. There are games, quizzes, videos, and classroom activities. Included are eThemes resources about Olympic history, athletes and records, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the 2006 host country of Italy.