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Olympic Games: Athletes and Records

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.


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Browse through the alphabetical listing of athletes to read their profiles. Includes images.
Choose a sport or a particular athlete to find photographs and audio or video clips. Searching by sport returns the most audio/video clips.
Read about the life of Dana, a young Olympic hopeful in figure skating.
This student-created site includes athlete biographies, a glossary, and activities. NOTE: There are many broken links on the "Link" page.
Read the stories and see how these Olympic gold medalists succeeded step by step. Click on the little yellow buttons next to a name to read a student's report.
What is the impact of technology on sports? In this article about how science and technology are changing the games students can learn about biomechanics, view an animation that shows how a computer can help you jump higher, read about how visualization can improve athletic performance, and imagine an Olympics without modern equipment.
This student-created site is about the Olympic Training Center and different sports.
Here are some math problems that relate to the Olympics. Includes games and reading comprehension questions.
Click on a year to view the track and field records. These numbers can be used in math problems.
Here are links that show the U.S. athletes with the most medals in summer and winter games. The links at the bottom include a listing of the countries with the most medals. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Find out who is the all-time leading Olympic medal winner by using the link in the box on the right. Also includes articles on Jesse Owens and other prominent Olympic athletes.
Enter this site and choose a gallery (Preparation, Release, or Consequence) to view photographs of athletes.
Read about this famous Olympian who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics.
Read about how Owens won his gold medals during the 1936 Olympics.
Read about this famous Olympian who had to overcome a physical disability to become an athlete.
Click on "About Kristi" to read about this figure skater and how she won the gold medal in the 1992 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 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 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.
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. Includes eThemes Resources on the summer and winter Olympic games and athletes.
These sites focus on the Olympics torch relay for the summer 2004 games and the winter 2002 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.

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