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Olympic Games: Summer 2008

These sites are about the upcoming Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. There are facts, statistics, activities, printouts, pictures, and more. Includes links to eThemes Resources about ancient Greece, Olympic History, athletes and records, the Olympic torch relay, and China.


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This is the official Olympic Movement website for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Here you can find an overview of the sporting events and venues, athletes, participant countries, medal standings, videos, and images.
Read about the five Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, what they symbolize, and how they were named.
This site has lots of information about the Olympic torch relay. Learn about relay traditions, themes, torch designs, and more.
Click on the cards to find the matching torch pictures. NOTE: This site contains ads and a pop-up.
Read this story about Liu Meng, a member of the Chinese Gymnastics Team, and how she trains for Olympic competition.
Try your skill at these seven sports and see how well you can compete.
This site is about the history of women in the Olympics. Learn facts and statistics, or listen to audio clips of female athletes a they recount their experiences.
Here are Olympic-themed facts, activities, and printouts to use in the classroom.
Read this article about Summer Olympics through the years and the modern Olympic games. Includes a quiz.
This site has lots of information about Olympic torches, how they are designed and constructed, the history of the torch and the torch relay. Includes photographs and illustrations. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links and ads.
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 eThemes Resources on famous Greeks, mythology, and connecting literature to ancient civilizations.
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 some famous Olympians and how they trained for their events. Compare Olympic records from various countries and sporting events. Includes eThemes Resources on the summer and winter Olympic games and Olympic history.
These sites focus on the Olympics torch relay for the summer 2004 games and the winter 2002 and 2006 games. Includes interactive maps, biographies of the torchbearers, videos, photographs, and answers to common questions about the torch. There are links to eThemes Resources on the summer and winter Olympics.
These sites are about the upcoming 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.
Learn about China's geography, language, culture, food, and history. Take a virtual tour of the Great Wall or view numerous photographs of Chinese people and places. Try writing Chinese characters or listen to audio files of Chinese word pronunciations. Includes many craft and classroom activities, plus interactive quizzes. There are sites for students of all ages. Referenced is an eThemes Resource on panda bears.



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