SHARED READING Main Idea What is the main idea of this article? (hint: use what, when, why, where, how and who to answer) Adams may be facing a long wait for gold Olympic shot-put champion Valerie Adams is anxious to get her hands on the gold medal she was denied by a drug cheat but is steeling herself for what could be a long wait. Her manager, Nick Cowan, said Adams was keen to celebrate her medal. "If a medal was available today she wants it today, which is fair enough. But we don't know if she will receive it in a month's time, three, 10 or 12 so therefore we are preparing ourselves for a long haul." The International Olympic Committee told the Herald that the Belarus National Olympic Committee would return the medal from disgraced athlete Nadzeya Ostapchuk to its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, but it gave no indication of when this would happen. However it seems doubtfulAdams would receive her gold medal this year. "The fact that the Belarus athlete is defending her charge might prolong things," she said. If Ostapchuk wanted to keep the medal she would have to prove the original test results were wrong. "That is the only way.” Distance runner Nick Willis enduredan 18 month wait before his bronze medal was upgraded to silver after the 1500 metre final in Beijing four years ago. Context Clues: What do these terms mean? Steeling herself Long haul Defending her charge Unscramble: damel Bcerleate taehc lethate vorep gnwro Vocab: Match these words anxious main office deny not sure keen withhold disgrace uneasy, worried headquarters first doubtful loss of respect prolong eager original to take a longer time endure looking forward to Questions Use Question stems to create 5 questions that you would like to ask Valerie Adams e.g. What would you like to do to celebrate your gold medal win? Personal Response What do you think of this article? Use SEEC to write a response to this article.