by Luke Burns The Winter Olympics
CONTENTS • EVENTS • WINTER OLYMPIC HISTORY • MEDALLISTS FOR AUSTRALIA • DEATH AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS • 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS • MAP SHOWING SOCHI IN RUSSIA • CONCLUSION
EVENTS • Alpine skiing • Biathlon • Bobsleigh • Cross country • Curling • Figure skating • Freestyle skiing • Ice hockey • Luge • Nordic combined • Short track • Skeleton • Ski jumping • Snow boarding • Speed skating
WINTER OLYMPIC HISTORY • In that first Olympic Winter Games, 16 nations participated, bringing 258 athletes (11 women, 247 men) to compete in 16 events. • During the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, many more athletes – approximately 2,500 – will compete in 15 sports and over 86 separate medal events.
MEDALLISTS FOR AUSTRALIA • Gold Medallists • Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Aerials • Australia LASSILA Lydia • Snowboard - Ladies' Half pipe • Australia BRIGHT Torah • Silver Medallists • Freestyle Skiing - Men's Moguls • Australia BEGG-SMITH Dale
DEATH AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS • Georgian luger NodarKumaritashvili was killed in a horror crash in training at the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Friday after he was thrown from his sled at high-speed before smashing into a metal pillar.
2014 WINTER OLYMPICS • The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will be the next Winter Olympics held from February 7 to February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. The city was elected on July 4, 2007, during the 119th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Guatemala City, Guatemala. • This will be the first time that the Russian Federation will host the Winter Olympics; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow.
CONCLUSION • The 2010 Winter Olympics came to an official close during a closing ceremony on February 28, 2010. • The 2010 Olympic Opening and closing ceremonies were the first in Olympic history to be held indoors.