TRUE OR FALSE: 1.Both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games are held every four years. T 2. The modern Olympic Games began around the year 776 BC. F 3. In the old times, both men and women were allowed to take part in the Olympic Games. F 4. The first modern Olympic Games happened in the year 400 AD. F 5. The Olympic Games were born in Greece. T
6. The 24 th Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona in Spain. F 7. In Barcelona the Chinese team won 12 medals.F 8. Horse-riding is one of the usual sports in the Olympic Games. F 9. In the 1988 Olympic Games, Carl Lewis won 4 medals ---- in the 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump and high jump. F 10. There is another competition between countries ---- the competition to hold the Olympic Games. T
Read the text and find something about the numbers here: 4 years 776 BC 393 AD 1896 311 The Olympic Games are held every 4 years. The old Olympic Games from which the Modern games came began around the Year 776 BC. After 393 AD the Olympic Games stopped. The first Olympic Games in modern times Happened in 1896. In the 1896 games there were 311 competitors From just 13 countries.
8,000 250 1984 16 In 1992 over 8,000 competitors from more Than 150 countries went to Barcelona for The 25 th Summer Olympics. There are over 250 different sports in the games. In the 1984 Olympic Games, Carl Lewis won four gold medals. In Barcelona the Chinese team got 16 gold medals, of which 12 were won by women.
Fill in the missing word: Every 4 years ___________ from all over the world take part in the Olympic Games. Both the Summer and Winter _____________ are held every 4 years. The old Olympic Games began ____________ the year 776 BC in ___________. Many of the _________ were the same as they are now: running, jumping and ___________. Women were not _____________ to take part in the games. The first Olympic Games in ______________ times happened in 1896. There were 311 ___________ from just 13 countries. After that more and more countries ________in the games. In 1992 more than 8,000 competitors from 150 countries went to Barcelona for the 25 th _________ Olympics. athletes Olympics around Greecesports wrestling allowed modern competitors Summer joined
Discussion What do you think about the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in Beijing? Do you believe that China will succeed in holding the Games? Why?