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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

TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT TEACHING VALUES57 SECTION 3 SHARING THE VALUES THROUGH SPORT AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES ACTIVITYSHEET Pretend that your community wants to host a special event. Decide on your event. Make a list of the activities that will take place during your event. Write a letter to a government official explaining why you think your community should be able to host this event. How will it help the community? CHECKLIST ACTIVITY 1 ACTIVITY 2 ACTIVITY 3 12 Make a plan for the event that you want to host in your school or community. Your plan should include: purpose, proposed activities, facilities needed, equipment needed, people needed, money needed, benefit to the community. 3