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Title: Showcase China

Showcase China the Olympics!
By Katelyn Shenae!
Facts about China
China is sometimes one day ahead of the USA
Ice-cream was invented in China around 2000B.C
when the Chinese packed a soft milk and rice
mixture in the snow.
When a Chinese child loses a baby tooth, it
doesn't get tucked under the pillow for the tooth
fairy.  If the child loses an upper tooth, the
child's parents plant the tooth in the ground, so
the new tooth will grow in straight and healthy. 
Parents toss a lost bottom tooth up to the
rooftops, so that the new tooth will grow upwards
, too.
Unlike the 26 letters of our alphabet, words
cannot be sounded out letter by letter.
Each year is represented by an animal.  There are
twelve animals which represent the twelve
Red is considered a lucky colour in China.  At
one time wedding dresses were red.  New Year's
banners, clothing, and lucky money envelopes are
still red.
China is the forth largest country in the
1.3 billion people
Tourist Attractions The Forbidden City, The
Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, and The Bund
The written history of China begins with the
Shang Dynasty (ca. 1600 BC - ca. 1100 BC).
Capital City
Facts about China
Jiaozi, that is boiled or steamed dumplings
Guotic or fried dumplings Xia Long Bao or the
soup dumplings Noodles, both fried and soup
noodles Baozi or steamed and filled buns Soy
egg cooked in Soy Sauce Tea Egg prepared by
soaking or stewing in tea
(1)Basic fried rice (2)chicken chow mein (3)Crab
rangoon (4)Chicken fried rice (5)Egg
rolls (6)Sweet and sour sauce (7)Hot and Sour
Soup (8)Orange Chicken (9)Sweet and sour
pork (10)Egg drop soup
Language Spoken Mandarin
Climate Being 24.4
Tourist attractions Great wall of china,
Forbidden city, Summer Palace and the temple of
History of the Olympics!
The very first modern Olympic Games opened in the
first week of April 1896. Since the Greek
government had been unable to fund construction
of a stadium, a wealthy Greek architect, Georgios
Averoff, donated one million drachmas (over
100,000) to restore the Panathenaic Stadium,
originally built in 330 BCE, with white marble
for the Olympic Games.
The competitive events added to the Olympic games
include throwing the discus and the javelin, the
long jump, boxing , wrestling, chariot and horse
racing and a challenge to test all-round ability
- the pentathlon. The ancient pentathlon begins
with competition in four disciplines - running,
jumping, throwing the discus and the javelin. The
winners emerging from these encounters then meet
in a fifth and decisive contest, wrestling.
According to legend, the ancient Olympic Games
were founded by Heracles (the Roman Hercules), a
son of Zeus.
History of the Olympics
  • Only men and boys may enter the games and
    women may not even be among the spectators (the
    contestants compete entirely naked). An exception
    is made for priestesses of the com goddess

Have you ever wondered how the Olympics started?
In Olympia, Greece the Olympic Games were held
every four years. First Olympic game was recorded
in 776 BC that was about 3,000 years ago. At
that time this great festival took place to
honour the Greek gods. Olympics were held during
the great festival. My resources say Olympics
were held to please the various gods. One God, in
particular, the most important was called Zeus.
The Olympics were called Olympiad in Greece.
History of the China
The Opening Ceremony
The 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony was
held at the Beijing National Stadium, also known
as the Bird's Nest. It began at 808 pm China
Standard Time (UTC8) on 8 August 2008 because in
Chinese culture, 8 is considered to be a lucky
number. The number 8 is associated with
prosperity and confidence in Chinese culture.
Organisers claim that the stadium was full to its
91,000 capacity
The Olympic symbol (five interlocked rings) 
represents the union of the five original major
continents (Africa, America, Asia, Australia and
Europe) and the meeting of the athletes from
throughout the world at the Olympic Games. The
five colours of the rings from left to right are
blue, black and red across the top and yellow and
green along the bottom.
History of the Olympics
The Closing Ceremony
The Games came to the end of their 17-day run
after a ceremony -- a party, really -- featuring
bouncing and flying men, drum carts, rotating
poles, light wheels precisely 2.008 meters in
diameter and 1,148 silver bell-wearing dancers in
yellow dresses, all of it a lead-up to the entry
of the athletes of the world, who by tradition on
the night of closing ceremony mingled together,
without regard to nationality, in the centre of
the stadium.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics
Beijing host of the 2008 Olympics
Tourist Highlights
Badaling Great Wall, is located more than 70
kilometres northwest from the centre of Beijing
City, with more than 1000 meters above sea level,
occupies a commanding and strategic position.
Badaling is the best-preserved section of the
Great Wall. 370 foreign leaders and very
important persons have come to climb Badaling
Beijing, Host of the 2008 Olympics
The name means "Northern Capital." (Nanjing is
the "Southern Capital.")
15.38 million
Beijings Tourist Attractions The Summer Palace,
the Forbidden City
The forbidden City
History of Beijing Beijing was initially built
over 3000 years ago. In BC 1045, the city of
Beijing initially formed. For thousands of years,
more than 6 dynasties set Beijing as capital.
Beijing is also the capital of Peoples Republic
of China.
The Summer Palace
Volley Ball
Athletes participating in Special Olympics
Volleyball benefit from the camaraderie that
comes from competing in a team sport, as well as
the training that enables them to successfully
serve and return a volleyball.
Special Olympics Volleyball also offers
individual skills competition to allow athletes
to train and compete in basic volleyball skills.
The development of these key skills is necessary
prior to advancing to team competition. These
skills include volleying, serving and passing.
Volleyball Facts Volleyball was introduced to
Special Olympics in 1983. 259 athletes from 20
teams competed in volleyball at the 2003 Special
Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin, Ireland.
As of the 2005 Special Olympics Athlete
Participation Report, 71,982 Special Olympics
athletes compete in volleyball.
The first official men's Olympic soccer
tournament dates back to the 1908 London Games,
where Great Britain defeated Denmark to claim the
first soccer gold medal. Since that time soccer
has been part of every Olympic Games Program,
with the exception of the 1932 Los Angeles Games.
The 1940 and 1944 Olympic Games were cancelled
completely due to the political tensions
surrounding World War II.
While the modern game of football started with
the foundation of the Football Association of
England in 1863, its roots extend to opposite
ends of the earth. The ancient Chinese, Greeks
and Romans played a similar game, long before
English kings in the 1300s and 1400s were trying
to outlaw the violent sport.
Great Britain did not qualify for the 2008
Olympic Games in Beijing. It won three Olympic
titles Paris 1900, London 1908 and Stockholm
1912. In 2012, Great Britain will serve as
organizer of the Olympic Games.
If gymnasts are really serious about bringing
home the gold, then the Olympic tests can be
counted on to really put them through their
paces. Whether the event involves swinging from
rings, flying around the uneven bars, exhibiting
artistic skills on the floor or balance beam - or
any of the thrilling moves we've come to expect -
this sport is always one of the most popular for
summer spectators.
Trampoline gymnastics debuted at the Sydney 2000
Games featuring both men's and women's individual
events. The Russian Federation took home two gold
medals at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games as
Alexander Moskalenko and Irina Karavaeva were
crowned with gold medals
Gymnastics has a long, proud history. The sport
can be traced back to ancient Greece, where such
skills featured in the ancient Olympic Games. A
perfect fusion of athletics and aesthetics,
gymnastics ranks among the defining sports of the
Olympic Games. 
Mahe Drysdale
Mahe Drysdale (29) is the current world
champion having taken the title and unprecedented
three times in succession in 2005, 2006 and 2007
and he goes to Beijing as the favourite. He has
Olympic experience from Athens (Coxless Four) and
is also a former winner of the Halberg Supreme
DOB 19 November 1978 Place of Birth Melbourne,
Australia Age 29 Event Rowing Height
1.99m Medals 1 bronze in 2008
He set a world record with a time of 6 minutes,
35.40 seconds in the single sculls at the 2006
World Championships.
Valerie Vili
DOB 6 October 1984 Place of birth Rotorua New
Zealand Age 23 Event Shot-putter
Valerie Vili, née Adams, (born October 6, 1984)
is a shot putter from New Zealand. She is the
reigning Olympic champion, world champion and
Commonwealth record-holder, having thrown a
distance of 20.56 m.
Valerie Vili opened with a throw of 20.56 metres
which was never bettered and she had the luxury
to decline her final throw
How nice then that heading towards Beijing, New
Zealand athletics has an outstanding medal
prospect again shot putter Valerie Vili.
Matthew Mitcham
A two-time Australian Youth Olympic Festival
athlete, Matthew competed in trampoline at the
2003 AYOF finishing sixth and in diving at the
2005 AYOF, winning three gold medals and one
DOB 2 March 1988 Place of Birth Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia Age 20 Event Diver
A trampolinist since 1997, Matthew competed at
the 1999 World Junior Championships and again in
2001, winning the Junior World Champion title in
the double mini apparatus. In the same year
(2001) he won his first Diving National Age title
in the 3m and platform events and was named
'Diver of the Year'.
Matthew started diving in 1999 when he was 11
after AIS coach, Wang Tong Xiang, saw him playing
on the board at a pool in Brisbane and he was
impressed by his double somersault.
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