The Winter Olympics Have Begun!
The Olympics is a wonderful way to bring together culture and competition in an entertaining, fun, and engaging way. It celebrates athletes who have trained for years to share their gifts. It is exciting just to be a spectator from afar!
At 6 a.m. our time, the Winter Olympics had officially begun with figure-skaters Tessa Virture from London, Ontario and Scott Moir from Ilderton, Ontario representing Canada as our flag bearers. Go Canada!
The host city this time is Pyeongchang, South Korea. In class, we used Google Earth to find this destination and check out what it looks like. We even traced the journey of where the Olympic torch started in Greece and how it arrived in Korea.
Here is a fun video we watched in class today that introduces all of the events at the Winter Olympics using their mascot, Soohorang. Have a look:
What is the mascot?
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