WINTER OLYMPICS 2014 BY: AMERICA S. and CHARITY H.
Background • The winter olympics is an event held once every four years consisting of different sports and countries going against one another. • The first winter olympics was held in France 1924. • The Winter Olympics have been hosted in only three continents, but never in a country in the southern hemisphere. • TheUS has hosted the Games four times;France has been the host three times;Austria,Canada,Japan,Italy,Norway andSwitzerland have hosted the Games twice. • The previous winter olympics was held in Vancouver, Canada. (2010)
more infomation... • Up until 1936, the winter olympics only had five games: alpine and cross-country skiing, ski jumping, figure skating, and speed skating. • The games in the Winter Olympics were held every four years until they were interrupted by World War II. Quick Fact: The United States was an ally with Russia in this war.
Location The XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 will be held in Sochi, Russia. At the Caucasus Mountains and along the Black Sea.
Sport Progression Figure skating: The first winter olympics to today (1924-Present) Skeleton: Made a comeback in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Luge: Fastest sport in the Winter Olympics. Reaches 160 kmph. Started in 1964 in Austria. In the last Winter Olympics a Georgian athlete died hours before the opening ceremony.
Sports in 2014 Winter Games: • Alpine Skiing • Biathlon • Bobsleigh • Cross Country Skiing • Curling • Figure skating • Freestyle Skiing • Ice Hockey • Luge • Nordic Combined • Short Track Speed Skating • Skeleton • Ski Jumping • Snowboard • Speed Skating
Short Track Speed Skating Skaters race for 8 laps around the ice rink best time wins. These is also the relay.
Bobsleigh - The 4 man Four guys all pushing the sled as fast as possible from the top of the hill.One by one all get in: driver, Crewman 1, Crewman 2, and the brakeman, This all happens in 5 seconds.
Snowboarding Shaun White, Men’s half-pip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak_29sPEMc0 • Giant parallel slalom • Half-pipe • Parallel slalom • Slopestyle • Snowboard Cross
Selection • Sochi, Russia selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). committee • The IOC Executive Board shortlisted three cities—Sochi,Russia;Salzburg,Austria; andPyeongchang, South America. • President of Russia, Putin, spoke kindly of Sochi in 2007 “Sochi is a unique” One of the few times that the President spoke english publicly. President of Russia
When and Where will these Olympics take place??? • The game will be held on Friday, February 7- Sunday, February 23.(16 days) • From Chicago to Sochi, Russia it’s a 14 hour time difference. You can watch the winter olympics on channel 5,NBC in Chicago, even if you don’t have cable.
Preparations • Vladimir Putin spent $51 billion on a new olympic stadium • The olympics is planned to be showcase at the president’s favorite ski area/resort, Caucasus Mountains along the Black Sea.
Your safety matters….. • Six people were killed last week when a suicide bomb exploded on a bus in Volgograd. The attack was blamed on a 30-year-old woman from Dagestan, the North Caucasus province at the centre of an insurgency. • It was the deadliest such blast outside the volatile North Caucasus region in nearly three years, according to Reuters, and raised fears of further Islamist attacks ahead of the Winter Olympics in February in Sochi, close to the mainly Muslim North Caucasus. • The Islamist fighters’ leader plans for them to still try and attack at the games. President Vladimir Putin has been directing security forces to crack down on radical Islamists, the women bombers. The draft law debated on further public discussion on security measures for the Games that requires all demonstrations scheduled for that period to be held before or after the Olympics. EVERYONE BOW YOUR HEADS FOR PRAYER
Criticism Russia doesn’t want • The Games have been widely criticized by local residents because of their record high costs and alleged damage to the area’s environment, as well as rights violations of workers and local residents. • Amid calls from LGBT advocates for countries to boycott the Olympics, the IOC stated in August 2013 that ithad "received assurances from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the Games"; this was contradicted in a statement three days later made by Russia's Ministry of the Interior, which stated that the anti-propaganda laws would still be enforced in Sochi. The IOC also confirmed that they would enforce Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter, which forbids political protest, against athletes who make displays of support for the LGBT community.
The anticipation is killing us Women's figure skating is the most popular figure skating event at the Winter Olympics. Some people are having concerns on if hockey will be available at the olympics this upcoming year. What we recommend: • snowboarding: sliding on a board with sticks in the snow is awesome. • figure skating: it one of the few sports that has been in the olympics since they started and it would be great to see the changes it has had due to modern times. • short track speed skating: multiple people skating at once so closely, it cool, duh.
URL Sources http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/why-sochi-is-a-terrible-choice-for-the-olympics/461797.html http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/europe/russia/The-Zoich-Olympics.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Olympic_Games http://www.olympic.org/sports http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/winter-olympics-2014-russian-president-vladimir-putin-takes-on-the-black-widows-in-sochi-security-crackdown-8916428.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXXzf6zpUZo
All work done by yours truly: America and Charity…… You may now clap and ask your questions