As athletes gather to compete in Rio de Janeiro, Discovery Education shares resources about the global sporting event, from its ancient history to the modern challenges of hosting the games, and how elite athletes prepare for competition at the highest levels.
On August 9, 1936, Jesse Owens became the first American to win four medals in a single Olympics. The Olympic Games were being held in Berlin, Germany that year, and the racist rhetoric being spread by Adolf Hitler at the time made African-American Owens’ success even more noteworthy. Owens set new Olympic records in the
I really look forward to the Olympics. It does not matter whether it is summer or winter Games I love learning more about the athletes, their sport and the host city. The sense of national pride is good for all countries. It brings out loyalty, sportsmanship, motivation and striving to be one’s best. Over the years
The Olympics provide an opportunity for countries from around the world to come together and compete peacefully in a variety of sporting events. The 2014 Winter Olympics, to be held next month in Sochi, Russia also provides an opportunity for you as a teacher to engage your students in real world learning across all subject