You might also be interested in my “Best” lists about previous Olympic games:
Here’s what I have so far:
Here are official teaching materials for the games.
The Guardian is collecting and updating all their related stories here.
Breaking News English Lesson on 2020 Olympics is for ELLs.
“The ancient origins of the Olympics” is a TED-Ed lesson and video:
Check out the first post I wrote for The New York Times — focusing on the Olympics. It was written during the London games, but many of the ELL activities are still applicable.
The Olympic Museum’s Heroes! site is a must-see.
The BBC’s Primary History site on the ancient Greek Olympics is very good.
Scholastic’s Go For The Gold has some dated activities, but also a number of still useful resources.
Word Hurdles is a game for English Language Learners on the history of the Olympics.
50 stunning Olympic moments comes from The Guardian.
How much were the original Olympics like the modern Games? is from The BBC.
“Science Of The Summer Olympics” is a series of videos NBC has produced with the National Science Foundation.
Fists of Freedom: An Olympic Story Not Taught in Schools is from GOOD.
The Smithsonian Magazine has tons of Olympics resources, and I especially like the “Cheat Sheets” they have for each sport.
Infographic: discontinued sports of the modern Olympics is from The Telegraph.
INFOGRAPHIC: Olympic Physics is from NPR.
ESPN has great animations about all the sports – click on “Fan Guide.” They’re from the 2012 Games, but still live and useful.
What Are The Worst Olympic Sports? is from Five Thirty Eight.
How The Olympic Medal Tables Explain The World is from NPR.
You will find more infographics at Statista
33 sports. 339 events. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to proceed on July 23.
Here’s the lowdown on every sport, including the Olympic debuts of surfing, skateboarding, karate and sport climbing. https://t.co/fpPNRrTGXy
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 7, 2021
Here are new additions to A Beginning List For Learning About The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics:
From ancient Korean archers to the “Blood in the Water” match to oil wrestling, history has everything to do with why some countries practically own some Olympics sports https://t.co/Ec28TzKZRB
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) July 26, 2021
Great thread on the first Hmong Olympian! https://t.co/qtmSXoOUvn
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 27, 2021
Over two dozen New York Times journalists created a series of interactive articles that break down the extraordinary techniques of four athletes competing in the #Tokyo2020 Olympics: Simone Manuel, Sunisa Lee, Dalilah Muhammad and Adam Ondra. https://t.co/BgtZOGizXP
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 28, 2021
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 8, 2021