The first Olympic Torch Relay in the 16 th Olympic Games in 1928 in Athens ．
Work in pairs and ask each other the following questions. 1 Where did the ancient Olympic Games start? Olympia (Greece) 2 How many countries competed in the ancient Olympic Games? One (Greece)
4 When and where did the modern Olympic Games start? 3 Who could not take part in the ancient Olympic Games? Athens in 1896 Slaves and women (expect in chariot races)
6 What are the three words that show the spirit of the Olympic Games? 5 Who was China’s first gold medal winner and for what event? swifter, higher, stronger Xu Haifeng for shooting
Asia Africa Europe Oceania America 7 What do the five rings on the Olympic flag stand for? The five continents
Asia Europe AfricaAmerica Oceania The five rings stand for friendship of five continents. solidification equity open friendship 团结 平等 坦诚 友谊
8 What are the official mascots for the Beijing Olympic? The five mascots are officially called the Five Friendlies.
The Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games fish panda Tibetan antelope swallowtorch
Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, the Five Friendlies will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace——and blessings from China——to children all over the world.
10.How many medals did China get in the 2008 Beijing Olympics? A. 50 B. 100 C. 51 9.What is the theme slogan of Beijing Olympic games?
In Beijing; In 2008. It is a great honor to host the Olympic Games. To hold the Olympic games is a rich prize for a country. And it can make a country known in the world.
The torch is 72 centimetres high, weighs 985 grams and is made of aluminium. A torch can usually keep burning for approximately 15 minutes in conditions where the flame is 25 to 30 centimetres high in a windless environment.