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Sochi 2014

sochi winter olympics 2014
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Simranpreet Sahota

on 23 February 2014

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Sochi 2014
In summers temperature is average 24-28 degrees
Sochi 2014
Sochi was chosen for the 2014 olympics because of popularity among tourists, historic characteristics and cultural parks, monuments and architecture.
The Winter Olympics
Population is 343,334
In winters temperature is average 4-11 degrees
Area is 3505 km
Sochi founded in 1838
On the Black Sea Coast
Alex Gough
Birthplace and hometown is Calgary, Alberta
Achievements
The first Canadian luger to win gold in the world cup race
Won a bronze medal in 2011 and 2013 in the World Championships women's singles
2012 World Championship bronze medalist
2013 World Championship silver medalist
Sochi
Luge
Luge is an olympic sport
Track has many sharp turns and curves
You can control steering by feet and shoulder moments
The sled has a fast speed of 98 or more mph
It's a sled used to slide down an ice track
Riders lie on their backs on the sleigh
The leader of a Canadian luge team
Born on May 12 1987
Height is 171 cm
weight 70 kg
Career
When Alex Gough was a child she would go skiing with her family and friends and her current teammate Sam Edney. Edney started to participate in luge so when Alex was 13 her mother signed her up for luge camp at Canada Olympic Park and she loved it. Then at 18 she started to compete in the olympics.
Andrew Poje
Figure Skating
Weight 85 grams
A Canadian Figure Skater
Born February 25 1987
Birthplace Kitchener, Ontario
Hometown Waterloo, Ontario
Height 191 cm
Achievements
Came in 5th place in the 2011 World Championships
Came in 4th place in the 2012 World Championships
Won a bronze medal in the 2007 World Jr. Championships
Career

Andrew Poje started skating in 1992 when he was only 6 years old.His mom figure skated and so Andrew would skate with her too and that's when he started to love skating. When he was 18 he joined the olympics with his former partner Alice Graham.
Was considered a sport in 1876
Figure skating is a combination of skating and dancing
Perform steps, spins, and jumps while skating on ice
Requires many years of training
Mostly common in Scandinavia, Russia
The Singing Fountains
One of Sochi's wonderful monuments
Located in the city center near the Sochi Trade Gallery
It's a small pool with so many streams of water
It has special visual and sound systems
Only switched on during the summer in the evening
The fountain was built in 1970
Dendrariu Park
A subtropical park
Also known as The Sochi Arboretum
Has about 1000 species of trees growing inside
In the center there is a house called Italianite Villa, which was once home to the park founders
Designed and built in 1892
Bobsleigh
Originated in Switzerland in 1890 and became an olympic sport in 1924
Teams of two or four drive the sled down an ice track
The fastest sled wins
The person at the front steers and the person at the back stops the sled
Womens bobsledding was created in 2002
The sled goes to the speed of 90 mph
Snowboarding
Snowboarding is like surfing
Is a winter olympic sport
It evolved from skiing in the late 1960's
You slide downhill
It's freestyle
A snowboard is a straight board with two straps on top that hold your feet
Many jumps and spins in the air
Can be very dangerous
Customs and Beliefs
Believe that starting something new on a Friday can lead to misfortune
If you traveled somewhere and you want to go back home then sit on your luggage
A person's birthday shouldn't be celebrated before their actual birthday or else it's bad luck
The End
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