WORLD North Korea and South Korea will march together at the opening ceremony under a unification flag. (NPR) Who will not be marching at the Olympics? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas In a historic move, North Korea and South Korea will march together in next month’s Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Why … Continue reading Koreans Will March Together at the Olympics
WORLD The International Olympic Committee has suspended the Russian Olympic Committee “with immediate effect,” effectively banning the country from the upcoming Winter Olympics. (NPR) What Winter Olympic athletes are the most fit? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why has the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the Russian Olympic Committee for the upcoming 2018 Winter … Continue reading What Does the Ban on Russia from the Winter Olympics Mean?
SPORTS This month, competitors representing the nations participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics will be joined by a small group walking without a national flag—refugee athletes set to make history on the global sporting stage. (Geographical) Use our resources to learn more about refugees. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive … Continue reading What is the Refugee Olympic Team?
WORLD The International Olympic Committee has cited serious challenges facing the two bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Associated Press) Learn more about sports of the Winter Olympics with our short article. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s polls and MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas According to the AP, what are some advantages and disadvantages … Continue reading Olympic-Size Challenges for Host Cities
SPORTS The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet later this week to make some key decisions about the 2020 Summer Olympics. One of the most contentious decisions is whether to add a new sport to the existing roster: wrestling, squash, or baseball-softball. Right now, the IOC can only add one sport to keep the number of sports to 28—but that rule could be overturned, too. … Continue reading Sports Seek 2020 Olympic Spot