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Literacy Year 6: The Olympics

The Olympics

Olympic Symbol

Five rings linked together represent the sporting friendship of all people.  They symbolize 5 geographic areas: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.  Each ring is a different color - blue, yellow, black, green or red.

Olympic Oath

"In the name of all competitors I promise that we will take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams."

Olympic Flame

The modern version of the flame was adopted in 1936.  The torch used to kindle it is first lit by the sun's rays at Olympia, Greece, then carried to the site of the Games by relays of runners.

Olympic Creed

"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 Motto

"Citius, Altius, Fortius, Communis." (Latin)

"Swifter, Higher, Stronger, Together."

Recent Sites of the Summer Olympics

1980  Moscow, USSR                       

1984  Los Angeles, CA                     

1988  Seoul, South Korea                

1992  Barcelona, Spain                     

1996  Atlanta, GA                              

2000  Sydney, Australia   

2004  Athens, Greece     

2008  Beijing, China     

2012  London, England  

2016  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2020 - 2021 Tokyo, Japan




Recent Sites of the Winter Olympics

1980  Lake Placid, NY                                 

1984  Sarajevo, Yugoslsavia                     

1988  Calgary. Canada                             

1992  Albertville, France                            

1994  Lillehammer, Norway                   

1998  Nagano, Japan                            

 2002  Salt Lake City, UT   

 2006  Turin, Italy

 2010  Vancouver, BC, Canada

 2014  Sochi, Russia

2018 PyeongChang, Republic of Korea