Winter Olympic Games
Let the Games Begin
The XXI Winter Olympic Games begin in Sochi, Russia on February 7, 2014 and continue through February 23rd. During the competition, thousands of athletes from dozens of countries will take part in fifteen different sports. The Olympic torch will continue to burn, as from March 12-20 competitors in the Paralympic Games will take center stage in Vancouver.
Olympics Governing Bodies
- IOC — The official site of the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic movement, with summaries of all events, profiles of athletes past and present, a tour of the Olympic Museum and multi-media gallery.
- USOC — The official site of the United States Olympic Committee, with bios of every member of the U.S. Olympic team, news updates, schedules and results.
- IPC — The official site of the International Paralympic Committee, with listings of sports, records and rankings, schedules, multi-media and more.
History of the Olympic Games
- Winter Olympics Through The Years — Capsule histories of each Winter Olympic Games, which were first held in Chamonix France in 1924, from Infoplease.
- Sochi 2014: A brief history of the Winter Olympics — From CNN
News, Statistics, and More about the Games
- NBColympics.com — Features news, athlete profiles, images, descriptions of each sport, and schedules of television coverage for the upcoming Vancouver Olympic Games.
- Winter Olympics — News, features, videos, and images from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver from SportsIllustrated.com
- Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics — Coverage of the Games from Boston.com, including a complete schedule of events, profiles of New England Olympians, and an interactive venue map.
- Sports Reference.com — A comprehensive source for statistics from all modern Olympic Games.
- Science of the Winter Olympic Games — “NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, has teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to produce Science of the Olympic Winter Games, a 16-part video series that explores the science behind individual Olympic events…”
The Olympics for Kids
- Winter Olympics Book List — Everything you want to know about Winter Olympic events and history
- Winter Olympics for Kids — Games, worksheets, crafts, recipes and more from ActivityVillage.com.uk.
- The Olympic Games Games, puzzles, activities, and learning resources about the Olympic Games from the Enchanted Learning site.
- Winter Olympic Games for Kids — A variety of Olympics-themed activities for kids from the Make and Take blog