All About The Olympic Games
From Activity Village.co.uk
The Ancient Greek Olympics
From History for Kids: A free history network
Summer Olympic Games Facts
Resources from the 2014 Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi, including educational resources
NBC Sochi 2014
Olympic news and live streaming from NBC
Official Olympic website listing all sports in the Sochi games, profiling athletes, and more
Road to Sochi 2014
From TeamUSA.org, Road to Sochi profiles the US Olympic Team and gives coverage from a US perspective.
2014 Winter Olympics: 10 U.S. athletes to watch
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Space Travel
DigitalGlobe satellite images of the Sochi venue. A treat for science lovers.
Free activities for kids from Activity Village
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Crafts
Countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
Educational resources from Education World.com
Gateway to the Summer Games
The EdGate brings you cross-curricular official Olympic-themed lesson plans developed by Griffin Publishing Group and approved by the USOC.
Beijing Embraces 2008 Olympics
People's Daily Online
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Australian Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
The official website of the IOC
United States Olympic Committee
Team USA Fan Guide
Make Your Own Olympics
Backyard Olympic activities for the whole family.
The Games have always brought people together in peace to respect universal moral principles. The upcoming Games will feature athletes from all over the world and help promote the Olympic spirit.
Olympics Blog Posts
I'm cautious about twisting every interesting thing into a "learning opportunity" that can turn off otherwise interested kids, but the Olympic Games are compelling, and your kids will probably want to know more.
Watching actual competitions on television or via internet is surely the hook. Competition is its own drama, and the personal stories of athletes who have trained for so many years are interesting.
But with the 2016 Olympics in Rio set for August 5 - 21, what are some good resources for additional learning?
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