There are 28 sports in this summer’s Olympics.
1. How many sports were included in 1908?
The five Olympic rings represent Earth’s continents.
2. What do those colors represent on the Olympic flag?
Nearly 22,000 bearers carried the torch this year.
3. Which Olympics used the fewest torch bearers?
Citius, Altius, Fortius is the Olympic motto.
4. What do those Latin words mean?
Russian gymnast Larissa Latynina won 18 Olympic medals.
5. How many of that record number are gold medals?
Today, gold metals are actually made of gilded silver.
6. What was the last year they were made of solid gold?
Answers: 1: 22; 2: Colors in all nations’ flags; 3: 1980 Winter Games (52); 4: Faster, Higher, Stronger; 5: Nine; 6: 1912
I'm so obsessed with the Olympics right now. You may see me here a little more consistently after the closing ceremony this week end. Did anybody see Beach Volleyball dream duet, Misty May and Kerri Walsh whoop up on the Chinese on their home turf? We got the gold!!! The two women were so happy and emotional, jumping and giggling like little girls. So cute! they also took time out to send a shout out to Presdent Bush who had visited them earlier in the week on the sand, taking a lesson or two from them. I also just finished watching the USA women's indoor volleyball team sweep out Cuba in the semi finals!
Here are a few more photos from our road trip to the mountains last month.
A pretty rest stop in North Carolina!
Our first view of mountains in a few years! I think I took this photo in North Carolina.
You just don't see rocks jutting out of hillsides or mountainsides in Florida! I'm always intrigued by the topographical variances from state to state!
Mom and Dad strike a pose!