Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics



This is a brief CST activities page to help celebrate the start of the 'Beijing Winter Olympics 2022', which runs from 4-20 February.


Ask who enjoys following the Winter Olympics? Who prefers the Summer Olympic Games?


Has anyone a favourite winter sport?


Has anyone ever tobogganed, skied or skated?


What about non Winter Olympic Games, e.g. snowball fight, snowman building, cold water swimming or making snow angels. Has anyone had fun recently with these?


What do people think of this years mascots, what do people think they represent?





Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon

A Giant Panda and an anthropomorphic Chinese Lantern




REMINISCENCE



Does anyone remember this TV theme?


Hopefully, it will help us get in a wintry mood for the forthcoming music and picture quiz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOEO_fgG3-I





MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ



ROUND 1. Identify These 10 Winter Olympic Sports


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ROUND 2. Identify These 10 Host Nations



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ROUND 3. Some Winter Sporting Memories



21. Name this British Olympian?

He was a British figure skater. and the 1976 European, Olympic and World Champion. He was noted for combining ballet and modern dance influences into his skating.


Here are his highlights (Spoiler alert) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bwX7rLyju8




22. Name this British Olympian?

He is a British former competitive figure skater. He was the 1980 Olympic champion, the 1980 European champion and a three-time World medalist (1978–1980). He was head judge on ITV's 'Dancing On Ice' show from 2006 to 2014.


Here are his highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmeohxAYKv4




23. Name these British Olympians. They won gold at Sarajevo in 1984.


Here is their winning performance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Til6Pv3NgCI




24. Name this British Olympian?

In 1988, he became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.


Here are some of his best moments (Spoiler alert) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1aWsFpg3To




25. What was the name of the 1993 movie about a Jamaican Bobsleigh team completing in the 1988 Winter Olympics?




26. Which ex 'Eastenders' star featured in ITV's 'Dancing On Ice' in 2009?


Here is his most memorable performance (Spoiler alert) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeA879IROik




27. Who is this famous cyclist that appeared on 2017's 'The Jump' ITV show? (He broke his leg!)




28. Which TV reality show celebrity 'went flying' on ITV's 'Dancing On Ice' in 2019?


Here is her infamous fall (Spoiler alert) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scQgQrzZIR8





29. Lizzy Yarnold is the most successful British Winter Olympian. She won consecutive gold medals in 2014 and 2018, but in which discipline?


Here is her most recent gold medal winning performance (Spoiler alert) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKF0vVwoiRY




30. Gus Kenworthy, the British-born American skier, failed to add to his silver from Sochi 2014, but a historic kiss with his boyfriend on USA primetime network TV may have made an even bigger impact back home.


This Winter Olympics he competes for the UK for the first time, but in what discipline?


Here is some of his best work (Spoiler alert) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noKRTO2sgT0




ROUND 4. Some Snowy Songs



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rog8ou-ZepE


31. What is social entertainment and drinks after winter sports called?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySb1f9zWJkQ


32. If freezing point is 0 degrees Celsius, what is it in Fahrenheit?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3nswy0LNsE


33. True or False. No country in the Southern Hemisphere has ever hosted the Winter Olympics?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aK6JnyFmk


34. True or False. The Winter Olympics were hosted in California?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOW-shJrPKA


35. When does Spring start? (First official day)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GemKqzILV4w


36. What substance is sprinkled on roads to help keep traffic moving in the snow? And what does it turn snow into?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU


37. How do you make a 'Snow Angel'?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE3uRRFVsmc


38. The Met Office define a BLIZZARD as moderate or heavy snow falling with winds exceeding what speed?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pDDLlF0k1g


39. Aside from love, how would YOU keep warm in the winter weather?


Indoors -


& Outdoors




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GUzJ7fQBtg


40. To finish, here is 'Troika' by Prokofiev. The 'Troika' is a three horse sled in Russia. The music depicts a fast sleigh ride.


Perhaps finish by asking members what they would like to do on holiday if they went to a cold and snowy place?






PRACTICAL ACTIVITY






You could help members to make an individual or group Winter Olympics collage by printing off some images, or bringing in some related magazines.


Or, thinking of members' lifetime sporting achievements or interests, you could make medals out of air drying clay and ribbon.







REFRESHMENTS



You could finish the session with some snowballs, or a fondue with some mulled wine.










WINTER SPORTS



1. Curling



2. Skeleton



3. Speed Skating



4. Bobsleigh



5. Slalom



6. Ice Dancing



7. Snowboarding



8. Ski Jumping



9. Ice Hockey



10. Luge




HOST COUNTRIES



11. Austria



12. USA



13. Bosnia and Herzegovina



14. Canada



15. France



16. Norway



17. Japan



18. USA



19. Russia



20. South Korea




MEMORIES



21. John Curry



22. Robin Cousins



23. Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean



24. Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards



25. 'Cool Runnings'



26. Todd Carty



27. Bradley Wiggins



28. Gemma Collins



29. Skeleton



30. Freestyle Skier




SONGS



31. Apres Ski



32. 32 degrees Farenheit



33. True



34. True. Squaw Valley Resort, 1960



35. 20th March - 21st June



36. Grit is actually Rock Salt / Slush



37. Like this ...



38. 30 MPH



39. Make a list ...


Coal fire, central heating, warm soup, thick socks, jumper, hat, double glazed windows, insulation in the roof


Thermal underwear, hat, gloves & scarf, boots, jacket, goggles etc



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