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The London Olympics
Transcript of The London Olympics
And Traditional English Sports
By Dóra Kulik
Traditional English Sports
Thank you for the attention!
Host city: London, United Kingdom
Motto: Sport at Heart Inspire a Generation
Nations participating: 204 nations
Athletes participating: 10,568 (5,892 men, 4,676 women)
Events: 302 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony: 27 July
Closing ceremony: 12 August
Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II
The Super Saturday
GB's most successful day at the Olympics
Games of the XXX. Olympiad
3500 soldiers added by military
missile system near to Olympic Park
Much Wenlock is a town in Shropeshire
forerunner of the Olympic Games
Stoke Mandeville is a town in Buckinghamshire
forerunner of the Paralympic Games
1.The London Olympic stadium is the lightest stadium ever built.
2,500 tons of steel
recycled from old gas pipelines
2.The opening ceremony is based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.
ceremony named after "Isles of Wonder"
it is from a speech of Caliban
3.ArcelorMittal Orbit is the largest public art in Britain.
designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond
The project was expected to cost £19.1 million
main sponsor was ArcelorMittal steel company
1.The Flag Incident
South Korea's flag placed mistakenly ahead of North Korea's women footballers.
Religious athletic festivals
First was in 776 BC
Only naked men
The winners were admired
Only one winner
Last ancient games in 393 BC
Roman emperor Theodosius I. banned the games
Recreation in the 19th century
Baron Pierre de Coubertin
International Olympic Committee
First modern games in Athens in 1896
14 countries with 241 participants
Since then every 4 years
3 were canceled because of
the world wars
The longest Olympics in history
Originally Rome was chosen
22 nations, 2008 participants
Jeu de paume
Tug of war
25 miles marathon became 26 miles
Start from Windsor Castle
Windows of the Royal Nursery
26 miles (41.195 km) is a standard since 1924
Winter sports were included (Figure skating)
First African-American won gold in medley relay
Finland paraded without flag
Swedish did not take part of the opening ceremony
400m run was run by one athlete
First to be broadcast on TV
Games of Austerity
Károly Takács won gold in shooting after he lost his pistol hand
Youngest male winner ever won at the age of 17
Republic of China
2.China's national flag placed at bottom.
China's national flag was raised lower than South Korea's at the awards ceremony.
3.Hungarian anthem played off-key.
4.The nip slip incident.
Argentinean contestant accidently gripped the sports bra of her Mongolian competitor during the semifinal round.
We hope you were
My experience in the Rowing Village
Many of the world famous sports began in England
Traditional and popular
It's played all summer long
It's a behaviour -> "That isn't cricket"
11 player each team
It is a difficult ball game similar to baseball
The game rules formalized in 1791 in Marylebone
The first game was played in the 16th century
It invented in Rugby school
Similar to football, but played with an oval ball
Players can carry the ball and tackles with each other
It was played by the rich upper class, now it's open
Two big leagues:
Rugby league: North England
Rugby Union: Six Nations
American football derived from rugby
Most popular sport in Britain
The members of the Cambridge university made the rules of football in 1848
The length of the pitch can be between 90-120 meters
The width of the pitch can be between 45-90 meters
92 professional Clubs
There are lots of football clubs
Bill Shankly Quote
The English national team has won the World Cup in 1966
A game similar to tennis was played first in France in the
In the 16th century rackets came into use
Indoor sport at this time
The modern tennis started in the 19th century
Wimbledon one of the Grand Slam and the oldest tournament
It begins in the nearest Monday to June 22
In that time England usually have the finest weather
More than 1200 tennis venues
Single and Double
The sport of kings :) Very popular
The jockeys can't raise their whip over their shoulder
It generates £3.7 Billion for the economy
Flat Racing / National Hunt Racing
The Derby and The Grand National
Royal Ascot -> The Queen goes there every year, the track is only 6 miles from Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II. has got a lot racehorses and likes to watch racing.
Scotland is regarded as the home of the golf
There are more than 400 golf courses in Scotland in Hungary there are only 15
The first club formed in 1744 in St. Andrews -> "The home of golf"
First they hit pebbles with a bent stick or club...
Golf is a traditional and very expensive sport in the Uk
But nowadays the US is the home of professional golf.
There were prizefights in Great Britain from the 16th to the 18th century -> Bare Knuckle fight
The modern Rules were published by Marques of Queensberry in 1865
It mentioned gloves at first time
"You must not fight simply to win, you must win by the rules"
Both amateur and professional
It inspired the modern rules of boxing
24 foot ring
3 minutes per round and 1 minute between rounds
If a man falls down he have 10 seconds to get up again
Equestrian sport like horse racing
It is the fastest ball sport
It brought to Britain from India
1 Team: 4 men in horses
The field is 300yards long and 160 yards wide
Two referees on the field on ponies and one on the side line.
Solid Plastic ball, the players have mallets in their hands
Helmets are compulsory
Founded by the Persians approximately 600 bc.
British Airlines 'Don't Fly' campaign
"Don't Fly. Support Team GB."