Monday, April 28, 2014

X is for the XXII Olympics

X is for XXII Olympics
This girl was mortified when she pulled X out of the hat.  All of the other students in her World Geography class at Cedar Ridge Academy Private International Therapeutic Boarding School started to brainstorm ideas.  Someone suggested doing something with Roman numerals.  We had just gotten done with the Sochi Olympics so we quick looked up the Roman numerals for this Olympics and sure enough she had an X.

The five rings in the Olympic symbol represent Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and America. There are over sixty events in the winter Olympics. Two thousand athletes come together from over sixty countries. Athletics in ancient Greece have played a role in many religious festivals. These festivals began from 1896-2014. The games begin when the opening ceremony starts. The flame is extinguished when the Olympics come to an end. Olympic National Park is near Seattle, Washington and the park contains campgrounds and winter sporting activities. Many athletes spend most of their time dedicated to finally reach the Olympics. America has always had many Olympians on their team. Some of the big names are athletes Ted Ligety, the hockey twins and many more. The Americans had many victories and were a strong and powerful team.
We saw this a lot as we watched the coverage at school!
One of the greatest names in the sport of skiing is Ted Ligety. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1984. His hometown is Park City, Utah and he was a part of the Park City Ski Team. Ligety was involved in the 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 worlds. Ted has also been involved in the 2006 and 2010 winter Olympics. On top of this he has seven championship titles.

One of the logos of the Olympics
Monique and Jocelyn Lamoureux, hockey twins have lead the U.S women’s hockey team to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. These two sisters have been playing hockey since they could walk. On ESPN’s Sports Center Monique gets into a brawl with a Canadian hockey player. She was upset that one of the players on the women’s Canadian team threw an elbow at one of her fellow teammates. For the first time women’s hockey was next to NBA and NFL highlights. Lamoureux stated that it was really an exciting and cool experience to be on ESPN! During the twins childhood they played on an all-boys hockey team. These two iconic pair could definitely hold their own in the sport of hockey. Both sisters are extremely grateful that they received the opportunity to compete in the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Sources: World Book and Time Magazine

1 comment:

  1. We love the Olympics, especially the winter Olympics. We love the skiing and snowboarding.New Zealand had a big team this year.