The Olympics

"Citius, Altius, Fortius"
Swifter, Higher, Stronger

"In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams." And so the games begin.

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well." Olympic Creed 

We have prepared two Olympic Treasure Hunts for you and some added some links if you want to find out more about the Olympic Games, their traditions and history.

Olympic Coverage

Torino 2006
United States Olympic Committee
ESPN Covers the Olympics
NBC Olympics site

Ancient Games 
The Ancient Olympics
Ancient Olympics
Olympics: Everything you ever wanted to know
Olympic Museum
 The Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum

Modern Movement
The First Olympic Games: Athens 1896 
Olympics of the Cold War years
Olympics through Time
Pierre de Coubertin

The Summer Olympic Games
Unusual sports at the Olympics
Journal E. of Olympic History

Classroom Activities
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greek Olympics in the Classroom
Sports Science & the Olympics 

Nutritional Requirements
Nutrition, Science & the Olympics 
Olympic Nutrition
Winning Nutrition for Athletes

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