Tag Archives: Olympics

Olympic Gold Medal Demography Table

Now that the excellent Rio Olympics have concluded – some of the medal data may be used in the geography classroom. I like this twist on the gold medal table – redrawn with the country’s population for each gold medal … Continue reading

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Recreate Olympic Races In Your Home Area

Having really enjoyed the recent Olympic Games in Rio – I found this web site a load of fun. It is also a great way to teach scale in the classroom. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/18/sports/olympics/olympic-races-near-you.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0 It allows you to type in an address … Continue reading

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The Olympic Torch Relay – Coming To a Street Near You?

Where Is The Olympic Flame Going? The planned torch relay will bring the Olympic Flame within 10 miles of 95% of people in the UK. It will enable local communities to shine a light on the best their area has … Continue reading

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London Olympic Site Tour

Link: gu.com/p/35bnp/tw The forthcoming London Olympic events have provided a range of opportunities for school geographical study. This recent article from the Guardian newspaper is an up-to-date interactive tour of the site, with maps and links to short films. I … Continue reading

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