The Olympic torch
The Olympic torch
 
 
Athletes from around the world compete in the Olympics.
Athletes from around the world compete in the Olympics.
 
 
Opening celebration of the 2008 Summer Olympics
Opening celebration of the 2008 Summer Olympics
 
 
President Bush at the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games
President Bush at the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games
 
 
Gold medals
Gold medals
 
 
Team victory
Team victory
 
 
Celebrating individual medals
Celebrating individual medals
 
*Summer Olympics*
Topic(s):   Summer Olympics
Quick Facts
Year started Ancient Olympic games - 776 B.C.
Place Ancient Olympics - plains of Olympia, Greece
Year started Modern Olympic games - 1896
Place Modern Olympics - Athens, Greece

The Summer Olympic Games are held every four years. The Summer Olympic Games are held at a different world city each time. There are many people at the games. The people are from all over the world.

Men and women win medals. Gold is for first place. Silver is for second place. Bronze is for third place.

People take part in many sports. The sports are called events. Some of the sports have more than one event. Some events are for both men and women. Some events are for men only. Other events are for women only.

It is important to take part. It is less important to win. The games are about the fun. The Olympics are about playing sports. The games are also about friendship. The Summer Olympic Games are like a big party for the world.

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