Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Some Marathon Facts

How many drinks are they allowed in a marathon? Most marathons have about water stops every 2-3 km

How long does a marathon take? For an average person, about 6 or more hours

How many stops are they allowed? About 11-13 every 2-3 km

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Olympic Creed

The Olympic Creed: " The most important thing in the the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not to triumph but to struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well."

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Bee's Sting

It is rare when a bee stings. The time it is most likely to sting is when it is being provoked. They are then alarmed if either being driven away or murdered. Using self defence, the bee uses its sting that nature has given to them.

A bee’s sting can be pretty painful when injected into the skin. After being stung, the worker bee’s fine barbed stinger it stuck into the skin, injecting poison.

A bee often dies after stinging a person. Usually, after a person flicks the bee off after being stung, makes it badly injured. Generally, it’s stinger is teared out, causing it to die.

We now know that a bee can sting as often it wants, as long as we do NOT pull the stinger away from its body.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Artistic Gymnastics

Artistic Gymnastics

Artistic gymnastics was first introduced to the Olympics in the 19th century. This year, there are about 196 competitors for the London Olympics. Some of the equipment used for this category in gymnastics are the uneven bars, the pommel horse, the rings and the vault. The rules for the rings, (which you can see on the images above) is that the gymnasts are not allowed to bend their arms or spin too much, or else their points will be deducted. I hope you like my photo that I have produced for you.

The Flame

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Used for the Olympic Games, the motto for the competition is “Swifter, higher, stronger.” The point of this saying is to try and boost up the athletes confidence for the games that can help them to victory. This is compared to another well-known motto “ The most important thing is not to win, but to take part.”

The flame is lit up by the sun’s rays in Olympia Greece, MONTHS before the games. This is a tradition to remember the ancient Olympics. It is then carried by relay from Greece, all the way to the host city of the competition.

On the opening day of the Olympics, the torch is brought into the stadium. The flame is then transferred from the torch to the cauldron. It is then extinguished on the closing day of the games.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Olympic Flag

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The connected rings used for the Olympic symbol, have the colours of red, blue, yellow, green, and black with a white surrounding. All the colours are on every flag of the world's nations.  Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the man who created both the ring symbol, and the flag.

With the ring symbol on it, the Olympic flag is taken into the stadium for the opening ceremony. It is then raised up to the flag pole for the rest of the games. During the olympics, the flag will still be flying until the closing ceremony.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ancient Chariot Racing

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Ancient greek chariot racing was a sport that was from the Olympics about 20,000 years ago. You had to have lots strength to play this sport, which is now not apart of our olympics that we know now. Strength would help you with control over the horse that pulled your chariot.

The origin chariot racing began, as I said, in ancient times. Although no one know who created this dangerous sport. Competitors race in a hippodrome, which is an oval shaped arena for the horses to race in. Chariot racing is a REALLY dangerous, yet exciting sport. I think that we are very lucky to not have this in our olympics this year.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Being An Olympian

This photo edited on PicMonkey. As you can see, it is a photo of my best friend, Tyla-Marie, PUNCHING MY FACE. (not really though) Hope you like it :)