Winter Olympics 2002

The first Winter Olympic Games took place in Chamonix, France in 1924 with sixteen nations participating in thirteen events in five sports. This year in Park City, Utah (from February 8 to February 24) there will be athletes from at least eighty nations competing in eighty events in fifteen sports. The Paralympic Winter Games will follow, running from March 7 to March 16. Let the snow fly!

Winter Olympics 2002 Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Olympic Primer4 stars

The five interlacing rings of blue, yellow, black, green, and red became the official Olympic logo in 1913. "The Olympic rings represent the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes throughout the world at the Olympic Games. However, contrary to a popular misconception, the colors themselves do not represent any single continent. The colors were chosen because at least one of these colors is found in the flag of every nation." Chock full of historical tidbits, this concise site is great place to find answers to your Olympic questions.

Winter Olympics for Kids3 stars

The fourth grade class at Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, New York has created a fabulous Winter Olympics site. The students studied the Winter Olympics, and created two slide shows: one about the history of the winter games, and other about the winter sports. My favorite clicks are the two Olympic Cyberhunts with fill-in the blank questions and URLs to explore for answers. Another fun section is Activities, where you'll find links to dozens of online Olympic games.

Winter Olympics 2002 Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

CNNSI.com: 2002 Winter Olympics

NBC Olympics

US Olympic Team


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Feldman, Barbara. "Winter Olympics 2002." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 30 Jan. 2002. Web. 1 Sep. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/olympics2002/ >.


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