Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Pierre de Coubertin

After a gap of hundreds of years the Olympics returned to Athens in 1896, the reason behind the recreation of the Olympics was because of one man, Pierre de Coubertin. He admired the Greek ideas of fitness and sporting competitiveness amongst different communities, and he hoped that the modern Olympics would bring countries closer together.

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The first Olympic games

The Olympics of 1896 in Athens in Greece had fourteen countries taking part, with most of the athletes in Greece. This first modern Olympics was the largest meeting of international competitors that had ever occurred. The next Olympics, held in Paris four years later, was the first to allow women competitors, this time the Olympics were part of a much bigger event and lasted several months.

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Friday, 26 August 2016

Ben Johnson drug Story

                                Ben Johnson drug story

In the 100m sprints final 1988, Ben Johnson the superstar runner for all times in the Olympic games, but Carl Lewis was still a superstar too.
The ref called out and said “ ready, set,” boom!

The cap blasted in the air, the whole world had their eyes on Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis.  Ben Johnson sprinted as fast as he could possibly run but Carl Lewis wasn’t far behind.

His muscles were so massive that he could run so fast that he even won the gold medal.
Then they tested Ben Johnson they did a urine test they said “ wow this guy's been taking lots of drugs".

Once they found out that Ben Johnson was taking drugs, they took the gold medal off Ben Johnson and gave it to Carl Lewis, Carl Lewis was now the real winner.

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The end

Monday, 8 August 2016

Mount Ruapehu Snowboarding Part 1 2016

Mount Ruapehu
Snowboarding 2016

Kia ora my name is Toby and this is a story about an interesting trip to a snow mountain where me and my family went to snowboard.

Race ahead and read
this interesting story!..

As I rose up from my bed, I felt a soft windy breeze fall onto my face. My big brother, Levi, the tallest of our family, had sleepwalked into my comfortable bed.
He had lay straight on my lap and stole my pillow! Me and my cousin, Jonte were laughing very hard - but we realised that he was just pretending.
Levi even hugged me as a teddy bear. It was disgustingly funny! Once Levi had pretended to wake up from all the crazy laughter, Mum finally came into the door to wake up all of the crazy boys.
At that point, I even pretended that I was asleep, but then I got out of bed and went downstairs to have my breakfast.
As I crunched the juice out of my energetic Nutri grain and milk, I was thinking about snowboarding and carving down the snowy breeze on the tight tracks of the

I got changed into a special kind of pants designed to keep you warm. I also had a delicate comfy jacket - it keeps me warm for ages, I even wanted to take it off because it’s too hot to wear a massive jacket like this one.

Anyway, once I had eaten my breakfast all up my stomach was rumbling, it was like pins and needles, ( stomach is full ).
“ Mum i’m full ” I shouted, “ well then go lie on the couch “ she replied in a polite way, so I lay down on the squishy blanket and the bouncy couch, I had snuggled straight in the blanket and rolled myself up in it.

After a while I woke up from the sun glistening in my eyes I had looked and heard that everyone else was getting ready for Snowboarding and Skiing,
So I had quickly gotten up and started
to work my pants off I had worked so hard that in a minute I was finished (because I was ready for the next adventure to the snowy and windy Mountain.

Here is what our bach looks like!        
Thank you for reading this story I hope you enjoyed it!!!

Hey guys, do the dad (it’s really the dab)!

Get ready for Part... Two!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Olympic Flame Origins

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The Ancient Greeks started the tradition of having an Olympic flame. In Olympia a sacred flame is lit by the sun's rays, and stays alight until the games have ended. The flame symbolized a request for protection from Zeus, and the athletes’ struggle for victory.

The modern flame symbolizes the light of the spirit, knowledge and life. To this day, the torch is still lit in Olympia in Greece, then carried by a relay team, passing runner to runner until it reaches the host-city of the games. There, the cauldron will be lit and stay alight until the closing ceremony.