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

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the biggest sporting event in the world. In just a few years’ time, London will be holding the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


• Visit the links on the Olympic Games and do the quizz.

• Visit one of the official websites for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and answer the questions.

o How many people live in London?
o How many languages are spoken in this city? Which are the most common?
o How many different ethnic communities are there in London?
o What is the Olympic Park?
o How many athletes will compete at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games?
o Find the names of at least four olympic sports and four paralympic sports.
o What does the Olympic Village offer the athletes?

• After answering and learning about London and the Olympic Games, think about what Nelson Mandela, the former South African President, said of London and show in a poster the main ideas which support this quotation:
“I can’t think of a better place than London to hold an event that unites the world”.



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