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LEARN ABOUT THE OLYMPIC GAMES 1. Match the name of each athlete to their claim to fame at the Olympics. a. Usain Bolt [ ] the top scorer in basketball b. Michael Phelps [ ] the greatest Olympic champion c. Daiane dos Santos [ ] the gymnast with the most medals d. Torben Grael and [ ] the youngest athlete to win a medal Robert Scheidt [ ] the greatest Brazilian medalists e. Larisa Latynina [ ] the fastest man in the world f. Oscar Schmidt [ ] the oldest athlete to win a medal g. Henry Clundey [ ] the executor of Arabian double front somersaults h. Oscar Swahn 2. Complete the sentences with the name of the corresponding sport. a. _______________ is also known as “bicycle motocross”. b. _______________ was originally held in open waters, but since 1908 it has been held in swimming pools. c. In _______________, there are three weapon categories: saber, foil, and épée. d. _______________ is an exclusively female discipline. e. _______________ is also known as “football with hands”. f. _______________ has two styles: Greco-Roman and freestyle. g. _______________ comprises swimming, cycling, and running. h. _______________ is a popular sport in China. 3. Choose the correct option to complete the sentences or answer the questions. I. The first South American woman to participate in the Olympics was: a. Daiane dos Santos. c. Zara Phillips. b. Maria Lenk. d. Kerri Strug. II. The Israeli delegation was attacked at the Olympic Games in: a. Munich 1972. c. London 1908. b. Barcelona 1992. d. Berlin 1936. © RICHMOND Material editável para uso exclusivo de professores adotantes da obra Learn about the Olympic Games. Autorizadas a edição, a adaptação e a reprodução para os alunos usuários da obra. III. Which sport is played only at the Winter Olympic Games and not at the Summer Olympic Games? a. rugby c. alpine skiing b. taekwondo d. triathlon IV. Which of the following is not a sport in the Paralympic Games? a. powerlifting c. football 5-a-side b. sitting volleyball d. football 7-a-side V. Eric Liddell did not compete in the 100-m race because: a. his mother was ill. c. he was very sick. b. he died on the day of the race. d. of his religion. 4. Answer the questions. a. Why were the Olympic Games of 1940 and 1944 canceled? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ b. Why does the symbol of the Olympics consist of five rings? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ c. What were Jacques Rogge’s goals when he created the Youth Games? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ d. What was the goal of the first Paralympic Games? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ e. What is the most traditional sport at the Olympics? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ © RICHMOND Material editável para uso exclusivo de professores adotantes da obra Learn about the Olympic Games. Autorizadas a edição, a adaptação e a reprodução para os alunos usuários da obra. LEARN ABOUT THE OLYMPIC GAMES Answer key 1. 2. [f] a. Cycling BMX [b] b. Swimming [e] c. Fencing [g] d. Rhythmic gymnastics/Artistic swimming [d] e. Handball [a] f. Wrestling [h] g. Triathlon [c] h. Table tennis 3. I. b II. a III. c IV. d V. d 4. a. The Olympic Games of 1940 and 1944 were canceled because of World War II. b. The five rings of the Olympic symbol represent the five continents that participate in the games. c. Jacques Rogge’s goals were to motivate young people to practice sports in order to improve their health, therefore fighting obesity in children and young people, and to strengthen the role of Physical Education in the school curriculum. d. The goal of the first Paralympic Games was the rehabilitation of wounded World War II veterans. e. The most traditional sport at the Olympics is athletics. © RICHMOND Material editável para uso exclusivo de professores adotantes da obra Learn about the Olympic Games. Autorizadas a edição, a adaptação e a reprodução para os alunos usuários da obra.