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1 Opening Speeches Prof. Sergio Font Milián, PhD.

2 Today’s contents The Olympic Oath Olympic Games Opening Speeches

3 Vocabulary review VERBS Hold / Held / Held Found / Founded / Founded Cancel / Cancelled / Cancelled Win / Won / Won Lose / Lost / Lost Medal / Medalled / Medalled

4 Examples The next Olympics will be held in London. The IOC was founded by Pierre De Coubertin in The Games were cancelled in 1916, 1940 and 1944.

5 The Cuban women’s volleyball team lost the first two sets in their gold medal match versus Russia in Sydney 2000, but won three sets in a row to win their third Olympic title. Wilma Rudolph medalled four times in the Olympics: a bronze in 1956 and three gold titles in 1960.

6 The Athletes Oath was first taken at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp by a fencer/water polo player “In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.”

7 The Original Oath “We swear we will take part in the Olympic Games in a spirit of chivalry, for the honour of our country and for the glory of sport.” (1920) We swear I promise (1961) the honour of our the honour of our teams (1961) countries without doping and without drugs (2000)

8 In the name of / On behalf of take part / participate / compete abide by / conform to / comply with a sport without doping / a doping-free sport

9 The Judges Oath In the name of all the judges and officials, I promise that we shall officiate in these Olympic Games with complete impartiality, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them in the true spirit of sportsmanship.

10 The 2004 Opening Speeches Given by: The President of the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki The President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge

11 Predicting the content of the opening speeches Words: welcomeathletes Greecepreparation idealsachievement volunteersdoping fair play

12 Complete using the right word / words Welcome to the Games of the _______ (38th / 28th / 23rd) Olympiad. And now, you will ___________ (become / be kind / be called) olympians here, in Greece, where _____________ (the show / all sports / it all) began.

13 Welcome to the Games of the 28th Olympiad. And now, you will become olympians here, in Greece, where it all began.

14 Citizens of the ____________, for the second ___________ in 108 years, Greece stands before you, as ____________ country of the greatest celebration of _______________. Last night the ___________ lit in Acropolis. __________ it will complete its global journey.

15 Citizens of the world, for the second time in 108 years, Greece stands before you, as host country of the greatest celebration of humanity. Last night the flame lit in Acropolis. Tonight it will complete its global journey.

16 Copy and then read as you listen Our thanks also go to the Greek public authorities who have created an urban legacy that has transformed Athens. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Olympic Games and special thanks to the wonderful volunteers without whom nothing would be possible.

17 Provide the missing words Our world today is in need for________. Athletes, I turn to you now. This is the moment you ___________ to enjoy, the culmination of your hard work and ____________. Athletes, through your conduct, give us _________to believe in sport, that is increasingly credible and pure, by refusing _________and respecting _____________.

18 Provide the missing words Our world today is in need for peace. Athletes, I turn to you now. This is the moment you deserve to enjoy, the culmination of your hard work and dedication. Athletes, through your conduct, give us reasons to believe in sport, that is increasingly credible and pure, by refusing doping and respecting fair play.

19 We need peace, we need tolerance, we need brotherhood. Athletes from the 202 countries, show us that sport unites, by overriding national, political, religious and language barriers. May the Games be held in peace in the true spirit of the Olympic truce that was created here!

20 Other Games held in the Americas Central American and Caribbean Games – held every four years, two years before the Olympic Games. Pan American Games – held every four years, one year before the Olympic Games. South American Games – held every four years, in the same year as the Central American and Caribbean Games.

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