Showcase China And The Beijing Olympics
Amazing Facts About China!! All About China Bamboo is a fast growing plant and can grow up to one metre a day. The great wall of China was built over 2 and a half thousand years ago and is more than 5,000 km long. The Map Of China ( isn't it fascinating!!!) Population Of China 1.3 billion people live in China which is one fifth of the worlds population!!
All About China The most popular food in China are dumplings and noodles. Inside dumplings can be duck yolk, meat, vegetables etc… Chinese Mascots Beibei (blue) represents fish and the blue Olympic ring. Jingjing (black) represents the Chinese panda and the black Olympic ring. Haunhaun (red) represents the Olympic flame and the red Olympic ring. Yingying (orange) represents the Tibetan antelope and the yellow Olympic ring. Nini (green) represents the swallow and the green Olympic ring.
Did You Know Great Wall Of China Over 2 and a half thousand years ago, The Great Wall Of China was built. Reaching over 5,000 Km long it is an extremely popular landmark to visit in China. It was built by emperor Qin Shi huangdi. He was the first emperor of china. He built the wall for protection from the evil enemies lurking about in china. Forbidden City The forbidden city is located in the centre of Beijing. It is rectangular shaped and covers 74 hectares. The forbidden city is surrounded by a 6 metre deep moat and a 10 metre high wall. Since yellow is the symbol of the royal family the roofs are built with yellow glazed tiles.
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The Closing Ceremony In Beijing on the 22.08.08 the Olympics finished for another four years. The Olympics were amazing and the closing ceremony was great with all its beautiful fireworks!!! It was being watched by thousands in the audients and by millions more on the TV. The torch was put out by an extinguisher and was carried away to London for the next Olympic games.
History Of The Olympics The symbol of the Olympic Games is composed of five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white background. The five Olympic rings represent the five continents and were designed in 1913. They were designed by Baron Pierre De Coubertin.The reason that the rings are linked is because the five continents are being brought together to the Olympics!
History Of The Olympics The Olympics were created in Greece to help the soldiers stay strong and in shape while not at war with events such as shot-put. People were trained as human cannons .Pole-vault and high jump helped people get over large walls
Beijing, Host Of The 2008 Olympics The Summer Palace The Summer Palace is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. The Palace was built the 12 century. It was built as an imperial palace It covers the area of 304 hectares. The water and hill sceneries look awesome next to the palace. Map of Beijing
Beijing, Host Of The 2008 Olympics The Temple Of Heaven The Temple of heaven is located in the southern part of china. It is Beijing's largest existing complex of sacrificial buildings.Covering the area of 273 hectares, this lovely tourist attraction is great for wedding anniversaries or honeymoons. Highly recommended to visit for a nice peaceful holiday. Map Of China
High Jump The high jump technique has changed more than any other track or field event since the 1896 Athens games.Jumpers have jumped over feet first and head first belly down. Competers now enjoy jumping head first belly up. High jumpers must remain calm as later rounds put on pressure.
Netball Netball is a non-contact sport similar to basketball. Netball was created when a gym teacher at a high school misunderstood the rules of basketball. There are seven players in a netball team and seven different positions such as, centre, goal shoot, goal keep, wing attack, wing defence, goal attack, and goal defence. Netball positions
Discus Originally made of stone, later discuses were made of bronze, iron, or lead. The ancient discus looked a lot like the ones used today. It weighed between 1.3 and 6.6 kilograms and was anywhere from 17 to 32 centimetres in diameter. Boys threw a different, smaller discus than the men.Though it was not used as a weapon in war, the discus has a reputation for being an instrument of accidental death in mythology.
Tom Ashley Thomas John Mitchell Ashley (born 11 February 1984 In Auckland ) is a sailor from New Zealand , who won the gold medal in the men’s sailboard event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, he also won the 2008 RS:X World Championships . He is the Olympic champion and the 2008 World champion. Ashley placed 2nd two years previous at the 2006 World Championships. During the event the top-10 sailors were selected to sail the final race, called the medal race. Before the start of the medal race Ashley was in first position, only one point in front of Casper Bouman from the Netherlands. Bouman finished second in the medal race, one position in front of Ashley. Both sailors then had the same points (23), but Bouman was crowned as the World champion thanks to his better position during the medal race. Tom went to Kings Prep in Auckland.
Mahe Drysdale Alexander Mahe Owens Drysdale (born November 19, 1978) is a New Zealand rower and three-time World Champion single sculler. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Drysdale began rowing at university at the age of 18. He gave up rowing to concentrate on his studies, but began rowing again after watching fellow New Zealander Rob Waddell win gold at the 2000 Olympic Games.
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