The Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Information and Activity Sheets on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to use in the classroom.
The modern Olympic Games have existed since 1896. Based on shared values and rituals which are repeated at all the Games, each edition nonetheless has its own identity, thanks to the culture of the host country and the context in which the Games take place.
It is therefore possible, by working on one edition of the Games, to look at how differences are expressed within a universal event like the Olympic Games.
These sheets focus on:
• How the specific characteristics of the Rio 2016 edition are expressed.
• The evolution of the Olympic programme, with two new sports in Rio.
• The importance placed on legacy aspects in the process of bidding to host the Olympic Games today.