TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT SECTION 3 SHARING THE VALUES THROUGH SPORT AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES TEACHING VALUES55 ACTIVITYSHEET Carry out a research project on the way that Paralympic athletes compete in one of the sports listed in the box below. Topics could include: types of disabilities special equipment training methods famous athletes. Invite a person with a disability to come to your class to discuss the challenges they have, and to suggest ways to make life easier for people with disabilities. CHECKLIST ACTIVITY 1 ACTIVITY 2 1 2 EVENTS Summer Games – Athens 2004 Archery Athletics Bocia Cycling Equestrian Football 5- a- side Football 7- a- side Goalball Judo Powerlifting Sailing Shooting Swimming Table Tennis Volleyball Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Fencing Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Tennis Winter Games – Turin 2006 Alpine Skiing Ice Sledge Hockey Nordic Skiing Wheelchair Curling TopAthens 2004:( L- R) Louise Sauvage ( AUS), Eliza Stankovic ( AUS), Tanni Grey- Thompson ( GBR) and Chantal Petitclerc ( CAN) compete in the T53 800m exhibition race at the Olympic Games. MiddleAthens Paralympic Games 2004: David Hall of Australia plays a backhand during the final of the Men's Open tennis gold medal match. BottomSalt Lake City Paralympic Games 2002: Alpine Skiing.
READING Let the Games begin! Vancouver wins 20103 2 July, 2003 – Vancouver's winning bid for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was announced this morning to cheering crowds dressed in a sea of red and white… When IOC President Jacques Rogge made the announcement, GM Place erupted in a roar – streamers fell from the ceiling and the crowd of thousands jumped to their feet in excitement, waving Canadian flags and white towels. The cheering continued for several minutes. FOR DISCUSSION What are the emotions of the people that you see in the picture above. Why do you think so many people are feeling this way? What Olympic values are demonstrated in this story? READING London beats Paris to 2012 Games 6 July, 2005 – The 2012 Olympic Games will be held in London, the International Olympic Committee has announced. London won a two- way fight with Paris by 54 votes to 50 at the IOC meeting in Singapore, after bids from Moscow, New York and Madrid were eliminated. Prime Minister Tony Blair called the win " a momentous day" for Britain. FOR DISCUSSION What are the emotions of the people in the picture below? Now that they have won the Games, what are some of the things that the city of London has to do to plan and prepare for the Olympic Games in 2012? Do you think this is a difficult job? Why? LeftVancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2003: People celebrate the announcement that Vancouver has won the right to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Fifteen thousand people gathered in the stadium to hear the International Olympic Committee make the announcement. Below London 2006: One year after winning the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games, then London Mayor Ken Livingstone ( L), then British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Tessa Jowell, then Secretary of State for Media, Culture and Sport, celebrate with citizens and climb aboard the 2012 double- decker touring bus. WELCOMINGTHEWORLD: HOSTINGTHE OLYMPICGAMES HOST CITIES TAKE ON A HUGE ORGANISATIONAL AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WHEN THEY AGREE TO HOST AN OLYMPIC GAMES. TASKS OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR AN OLYMPIC GAMES4 To choose and, if necessary, build the required sports facilities, competition venues, stadiums and training halls To arrange for the required equipment To pay attention to environmental and sustainability issues To give equal treatment to every sport on the program and ensure that competitions are held according to the rules of the International Sports Federations ( IFs) To provide accommodation for the athletes, their support group, and the officials To organise medical services To solve transport problems To meet the requirements of the mass media in order to offer the public the best possible information on the Games To organise cultural and educational programmes that are an essential element of the celebration of the Olympic Games To ensure that no political demonstration or meeting is held in the Olympic City or its surroundings To write the Games Report on the celebration of the Games in the two official languages ( English and French) and distribute it within two years after the end of the Games 3 Vancouver Board of Trade. " The Spirit of Vancouver, 24 July, 2006. Online: http:// www. boardoftrade. com/ sov_ page. asp? pageID= 938. Sourced 24 July, 2006. 4 Adapted from the International Olympic Committee: 2004. Pamphlet on the Olympic Movement. Online: http:// multimedia. olympic. org/ pdf/ en_ report_ 670. pdf Sourced 5 July, 2006. 56TEACHING VALUES SECTION 3 SHARING THE VALUES THROUGH SPORT AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES