Showcase China and the 2008 Beijing Olympics! and Lauren By Anna Ning Ang Bei Rong Lei Ke
China The population in China is 1,321,851,888 Many Chinese people eat dumplings, noodles, rice and sweet and sour pork. They often use chopsticks to eat it. The main language spoken in China is Chinese The capital city of China is Beijing The Chinese dragon is a mythical creature. It is a symbol of good fortune to Chinese people. The great wall of China is a great tourist attraction. A little over 1 million people visit it each year.
Did you know? Ice-Cream was invented in China Shanghai and Beijing are the most popular cities in the world The Great Wall of China was built in about 200-220 BC 2008 is China’s year of the Rat China has 1/5 of the worlds population
Did you know? China manufactures about 70% of the world's toys China is called Zhongguo in Chinese 34 children are born every minute in China China has only about 200 different family names The Great Wall of China is about 4,000 miles long? There are 1.600 rivers in China
Did you know? In China there are more people who speaks English than in the U.S.? Chinese were the first to use paper China is the second largest fast food market after the United States China is the world's largest consumer of concrete Hong Kong International Airport is said to be the world's largest enclosed structure In China tree hugging is forbidden
History of the Olympics Medal presentations What is the Olympics? Medal ceremonies are one of the most exciting and important events in the Olympic games for the medal winning athletes. At medal ceremonies the medal winning athletes are presented with their medals. The gold winners countries national anthem is played. After the ceremony the athletes get photos taken and are presented with flowers. Usually they throw them up to the crowd. They are always proud. The Olympics is a series of sports played in a competition. In this competition countries compete to win medals. First gold, second silver, and third bronze. Countries send their best athletes to compete. Sports such as – rowing, basketball, gymnastics, swimming and cycling.
Ancient Olympics The Ancient Olympics were a bit different from the Olympics now, called the modern Games. This was because there was less events and only men who spoke Greek could compete. The Olympics were always held in Olympia instead of moving around to different countries. The events were Chariot racing, running, boxing, equestrian, discus, javelin, riding, pentathlon, pankration and jump.
Opening Ceremony Closing Ceremony The Olympics opening ceremony usually has lots of fireworks and music. In one of the countries they will choose a flag bearer to wave their national flag while they are walking. The athletes of the country competing walk behind them waving at the crowd and taking pictures. Then someone of the country the Olympics is being held in will sing the national anthem. All the flags of the country competing will go through where it is being held. Usually at an opening ceremony there is a very big crowd watching. Someone will have a name-board saying the country. The Olympic flame will be lit on its holder. The closing ceremony must take place in the stadium after the end of all the events. The flag bearers of the participating countries and the name-board-bearers enter the stadium in single file. Behind them march the athletes who competed. The closing ceremony also has lots of fireworks and music. Someone will also sing the national anthem of the country the Olympics was held in. The Olympic torch will be blown out for another 4 years.
The modern Olympics The modern Olympics, is one of the most watched sporting events around the world on TV. It is anticipated by many, and has lots of fire works and special effects. In the ancient Olympics, most of the events were held outside. But nowadays we have more technology, to build bigger and better stadiums, for events to be held in. The modern Olympics are more exciting to watch. This is because we have more modern equipment and better clothes for our athletes to wear. In marathons, we have a special machine, that allows water to spray on the athletes to keep them cool.
Beijing, host of the 2008 Olympics! The host of the 2008 Olympics was Beijing, China. The events were held in the birds nest stadium, the water cube, and around Beijing. But the equestrian was held in Hong Kong. The water cube was where the swimming and diving was held. The Bird’s nest stadium, was where the track and field events are held. Around the Beijing roads, marathons, triathlons, and cycling are held.
Beijing tourist attractions Forbidden City Some tourist attractions in Beijing are the forbidden city, the great wall of China and more. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government. It consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms. It is a rectangle 961 metres from north to south and 753 metres from east to west The Forbidden City, the culmination of the two-thousand-year development of classical Chinese and East Asian architecture
Great Wall Of China 2-3 million Chinese people died building the wall. It stretches over 6,700 km The Great Wall of China was Built around the 5th centaury BC. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world. The Great Wall of China was built mainly to protect the Chinese Empire from the Mongolians and other invaders. It is located in north China. The majestic Great Wall was built with wisdom, dedication, blood, sweat and tears. The Great Wall is the world's longest human-made structure
Olympic Sports Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength, agility and co-ordination. There are too different types of gymnastics – rhythmic, and artistic. In rhythmic gymnastics you usually use hoops, ribbons and balls. You perform to some music using this equipment. With artistic gymnastics you use the beam, bars, trampoline, volt and pummel horse. You can also use the floor and perform to the music. Some of the gymnastics is on ice.
Pole Vaulting Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole as a tool to help an athlete jump over a high set bar. which today is usually made either of fibreglass or carbon fibre. Athletes originally used bamboo sticks as their pole vault but then decided to use carbon fibre or fibreglass. Pole vaulting is a little bit like high jump, except you use a pole to vault your self over a higher bar.
Weightlifting Weightlifting is a sport in witch people put heavy weights on a metal bar. The weightlifter tries to lift it. Athletes start at a low weight, and as they achieve lifting small weights, they gradually add on heavier ones. The winner is the athlete that can lift the heaviest weights without dropping them. You also must hold the weight above your head for three seconds in order to pass that round. Weight lifting can be a very dangerous sport. If you drop the weight on your body, you could easily dislocate, break or fracture the body part that you dropped the weight on.
Olympic Athletes Bevan Docherty Bevan Docherty is a New Zealand athlete that has been to three Olympics so far. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he competed in a triathlon. A triathlon is running, swimming and cycling. In the sprint at the end he took bronze for New Zealand, and came third. So far, Bevan has won three medals. Bevan Docherty was born on March 27, 1977. He weighs 71 kilos and is ranked 4th in the world in his sport. He attended a Taupo college.
Nick Willis Nick Willis is a great kiwi athlete. He was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. He is famous for running. He won gold in the 2006, Melbourne, Olympics, and won bronze in the 2008, Beijing Olympics. He won both of these medals by running the 1,500 meter track. His personal best broke the New Zealand record for running the 1,500 meters. This time was 3 minutes, 32 seconds and 17 mille seconds.
Usain Bolt Usain Bolt is a Jamaican Olympic Athlete aged 22. He is world wide famous because he is the fastest man on earth. So far he has won 5 gold medals, 3 at the Beijing Olympics, 1 at the Kingston Junior world Championships and 1 at the Sherbrooke World Youth Championships. He has also won 4 silver medals. He was born in Trelawney, Jamaica and was born on the 22 August, 1986.
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