The Winter Olympics excitement is underway and I have always loved the Olympics since I was a little kid.
You will be glad you found the time to enjoy one or two with your family.
I found this awesome Olympic Fact-A-Day idea over at Premeditated Leftovers. Here’s how it works
Olympic Fact A Day:
Write the following 17 facts out on index cards. Each day pick a fact to read and discuss.
If your children find one of the facts particularly interesting, follow it up by helping them search for more information on the internet and find You-Tube videos to watch.
1. The very first winter games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924
2. The Winter Olympics used to be held in the same year as the Summer Olympics. The games changed to alternating every 2 years in 1994.
3. Norway has won the most Winter Olympic medals at 303.
4. There are 4 athletes who have won medals in both the Winter and Summer Olympics in different sports.
5. The famous Jamaican bobsled team was formed only 4 months before the Calgary games in 1988.
6. The Winter Olympics have never been held in the Southern Hemisphere.
7. The US has hosted the most Winter Olympic games with 4 (2 at Lake Placid, Squaw Valley, and Salt Lake City)
8. The 1998 Nagano games were disrupted by too much snow!
9. The town of Sochi is roughly the same size as Omaha, Nebraska.
10. 2014 is the second time Russia has hosted the Winter Olympics. The first was in 1980 which the US team boycotted due to Cold War tensions between US and Russia.