Lessons in the "OlympicGames" Category

Paris and Los Angeles to host Olympics in 2024 and 2028

Paris and Los Angeles have been confirmed as host cities to stage the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games. The announcement was made by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in Lima, Peru on Wednesday 13th September 2017. He said, “This historic double-allocation is a win-win-win situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC”

Paris last hosted the Olympic Games in 1924. In its bid, it said it wanted to host the 2024 Olympic Games. The city had indicated it didn’t want to host the 2028 games. LA was happy about this and had sent signals it was open to going second.

Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Today, let’s talk about the Winter Olympic games that are being held in Sochi in February 2014. It will be the first time the Russian Federation will have hosted a winter games. Sochi, population 400,000 is situated in Krasnodar, which is in the third largest region in Russia.

Snow is already covering the mountains. There’s lots of it down by the ski jump. February is the best time for snow in the resort. Metrologists have warned that rather than a lack of snow, avalanches and poor visibility are potential problems for the games that begin on the 7th February and end on the 23rd February.

Category: Sport / Olympic Games / Sochi 2014

Olympic Games 2020 – It’s Tokyo!

Tokyo has won the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games. The Japanese city beat Madrid and Istanbul after what turned into a thrilling finish. The decision took place at the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Buenos Aires. Tokyo was always the strong favourite but there had been concerns over the Fukushima nuclear power plant and the radiation leakages.

Category: Olympic Games / Tokyo 2020 / IOC

The Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Did you see it? The Olympic Games opening ceremony – live from London. ‘The greatest show on earth’ proved to be exactly that. It was breathtaking! The event was unveiled to the world at 9pm BST on Friday 27th July. The London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony was watched by an estimated billion TV viewers. Danny Boyle’s 3-½ hour epic showpiece made compulsive viewing.

Category: Sport / Olympic Games / London 2012

The Olympic Games – London 2012

The countdown to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London continues. Final preparations are being made. The excitement is building. The Olympic flame continues its journey around the UK. Giant Olympic rings have been unveiled across the UK including at Tower Bridge in London.

Athletes are moving into the Olympic Village that will become home for more than 17,000 athletes during the games. Athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees are expected to take part. Billions of people are expected to watch the opening ceremony on TV on Friday 27th July that will be broadcast live from London at 9pm.

Category: Sport / Olympic Games / London 2012

Olympic Torch Tours UK

The Olympic torch relay is currently touring the United Kingdom for 70 days ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Large crowds gather everyday to watch it pass their doorstep. Wherever it goes it appears to cause great excitement!

Since the 19th May, when the torch started its journey at Lands End in Cornwall, the Olympic torch has been touring the UK. In all, it will be carried by 8,000 torchbearers. Organisers say 95% of the country’s population should be able to be within one hour of the route, which ends on 27th July with the lighting of the cauldron during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London.

Category: Sport / Olympics / Olympic Torch in UK