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Ancient Games Issue Date: 08-07-2016

Cool Spots image Nearly 3,000 years ago in Olympia, Greece, the Ancient Greeks began celebrating the Olympic Games, bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/the_olympic_games, as part of a religious festival. While the modern Games did not begin until 1896, many traditions we observe today were inspired by those Games. For instance, they are played every four years, and spectators come from all over the world. The first Olympic Games lasted one day. Can you guess what the only event was? Only unmarried women were allowed to attend the early Games, and specific rules had to be followed. Visit Women at Olympia to find out more.

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Rio Olympics Issue Date: 08-07-2016

Cool Spots imageStep behind the scenes to find out all of the information you need about the 2016 Olympics hosted by Rio at olympic.org/rio-2016. When you select an event in Sports you will uncover its history and featured athletes. Did you know that Equestrian Jumping originated from adaptations to foxhunting? Meet the fascinating contenders in this and past yearsí games in Athletes. Greg Louganis is considered the greatest diver of all time. Did you know that Michael Phelps began swimming when he was just 7 years old? You can relive hundreds of Olympic moments that are captured in Videos.

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Top 100 Issue Date: 08-07-2016

Cool Spots imageWriters at NBC Sports share a list of The Top 100 Olympic Athletes at tinyurl.com/j472wcn. While itís impossible to choose a single greatest athlete, many fascinating stories can be found throughout the Gamesí history. Can you name the pastry chef who was a marathon runner? The oldest swimmer ever to compete in the Olympics was 41. Learn her name and the Games she competed in. The Dream Team changed the Olympics for all time. Youíll recognize some of the names. Ray Ewry spent part of his youth in a wheelchair. Read what he went on to accomplish later in life.

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Play Ball Issue Date: 12-13-2015

Cool Spots imageDo you enjoy basketball? Whether you play or watch, Jr. NBA, jr.nba.com, wants to help you enjoy the game. Professional coaches share their wisdom about ball handling, shooting, rebounding, passing and more. Learn About the Game and check out Basketball Basics, How to Read a Box Score and Sportsmanship. Brush up on terminology in the Dictionary. Take a look back at the history of basketball and read about Wiltís 100-Point Game in Know Your Numbers. Head over to the FunZone to see Bloopers and Trick Shots, and Lebronís ďUnstoppable Move.Ē

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Olympic Games Issue Date: 09-27-2015

Cool Spots imageScholasticís Go for the Gold, teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games, takes a look at what is required to compete in the Olympics. Did you know that the first recorded Olympic Games occurred in ancient Greece in 776 B.C.? A cook won the only event. Find out what it was in History of the Games. In My Backyard outlines the rigorous process cities go through to be chosen to host the Games. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was selected to be the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now itís time for you to show off your skills when you Get in the Game and play Itís Greek to Me.

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