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2014 Sochi Olympic Sports Explained


I will continue to update this page until all the sports have resources…

These are the resources I am using to discuss the different sports with my Kindergarten class.

Social Media: Olympics Facebook Page, Olympics Twitter, Olympics Instagram

Venue ResourcesVenue Map, Shayba Arena outside, Shayba Arena inside, Bolshoy Ice Dome outside, Bolshoy Ice Dome Inside, Adler Arena outside, Adler Arena inside, Ice Cube outside, Ice Cube inside, Skating Palace outside, Skating Palace inside, Mountains

Olympic Village: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4, Pic 5

Science of the Olympics: Videos here

Olympics Interactive Schedule: Here

Olympic Torch Journey: Here



(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Beginners Guide to Curling

Wonderopolis: What is Curling

Ice Hockey


Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Ice Hockey explained
Team USA Highlights Vancouver 


Canada World Cup Skeleton

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)

Beginners Guide to Skeleton

One of the things we noticed with the helmets and uniforms is that the artwork often had symbols of the countries the athlete represented. Some good examples of that for the USA can be found here, here and here.


USA Luge

USA Luge

Olympic Game Debut: Luge Relay 

Men’s Luge Singles Highlights – Vancouver 2010

Skiing Mogul

Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Ladies highlights dual moguls 2013 Voss/Oslo 

Ladies Mogul Final 2010 Vancouver 

Snowboard Cross

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Snowboard Cross: Vancouver Highlights

Short-Track Speed Skating

Julian Finney/Getty Images

Julian Finney/Getty Images

Short Track 500m Final Vancouver

Vancouver Women’s 500m Highlights

Ski Jumping

Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Olympic Debut: Women’s Ski Jumping

Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle

Nickk Goepper

Julie Jacobson/Associated Press

Olympic Debut: Ski Slopestyle

Freestyle Skiing Half Pipe


Camilla Stoddart/Getty Images

Olympic Debut: Skiing Half Pipe

Freestyle Ski Cross


RIA Novosti. Mikhail Mokrushin

Vancouver Freestlye Cross Men’s

Freestyle Skiing Aerial


Ramil Sitdikov

Vancouver Freestyle Aerial Men’s Final Highlights

Alpine Skiing

Previews - Winter Olympics Day -1

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Alpine Skiing Men’s Vancouver

Cross Country Skiing


Clive Rose/Getty Images

Men’s Cross Country Skiing Vancouver

Ice Skating


via Sochi Olympics

Olympic Debut: Team Figure Skating



Wikimedia Commons

Men’s Bobsled Highlights Vancouver



Olympic Debut: Biathlon Mixed Relay 

Speed Skating


Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Vancouver Women’s Speed Skating Highlights

Snowboard Slopestyle

Australia's Scotty James performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

Olympic Game Debut: Slopestyle

Snowboard Parallel Slalom


Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Olympic Game Debut: Snowboard Parallel Slalom

Snowboard Half Pipe


Vancouver Men’s Snowboard Half Pipe Highlights 

9 Responses to 2014 Sochi Olympic Sports Explained

  1. andrea says:

    This is fabulous. Thank you!

  2. Mrs. Carter says:

    Thank you!!!
    We are doing a lesson in my art class and this is perfect!!!

  3. Christine Lederer says:

    Fantastic! Thank you!

  4. So excited to learn about the Olympics with my little ones! It’s one of my favorite things. What an awesome way to bring Global Learning into our rooms!! Thanks Matt!!!

  5. M. Graffy says:

    I teach Kindergarten PE in students’ regular classrooms and was looking for some way to make it interesting. A fellow teacher showed me this – so now we are doing a mini-Winter Olympics! Thank you!

  6. bob says:

    Please do all the sports Matt…great stuff!

  7. Teachers………………………..What an awesome breed!

  8. Renee Applebee says:

    Thanks so much! This was perfect for my Winter Olympics wrap-up unit with my Kindergarten class!

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