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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
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The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5 – 21, 2016. This year’s games boast a record number of countries competing in a record number of sports. Kosovo and South Sudan are new participants; golf and rugby sevens are new Olympic sports. Learn more about the games, the sports and the athletes with this week’s web picks.
Activity Village: Olympic Games
“When were the first Olympic Games? The first known Olympic Games was recorded in around 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. They were celebrated until 396 AD.” Activity Village has an impressive lineup of Olympic activities that can used at home or in the classroom including coloring pages, puzzles, printables, recipes, worksheets, games, and tips on how to host your own Olympics.
NBC Olympics: 2016 Rio Olympic Games
For news, results, and schedules, NBC Olympics is the go-to site. They also host athlete profiles, videos, details about Team USA, human-interest stories and sport overviews. “Unlike many Olympic sports, tennis did not have players compete in Trials to earn spots at the Games. Instead, 56 singles players of each gender were culled from the official world rankings lists provided by the International Tennis Federation; they received direct acceptance based on their positioning as of June 6, 2016.”
Rio 2016: Mascots
Vinicius (a mixture of Brazilian animals named after a Bossa Nova poet) and Tom (named after a Brazilian musical maestro) are the mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Games respectively. Visit their site for fun and games that include coloring, downloads, stories, and videos. What is Vinicius’ special power? “I can stretch and stretch and stretch myself, as much as I want. And since I’m a mixture of Brazilian animals, I can do all the best things they can do: I can run faster, jump higher and be stronger.”
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