Olympics (DK Eyewitness Books) by Chris Oxlade
By Chris Oxlade
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59 BIATHLON ICE-SLED HOCKEY ICE-SLED RACING SKIING Alpine Nordic Did you know? AMAZING FACTS Badminton is the world’s fastest racket sport, with shuttlecock speeds of up to 161 miles (260 km) per hour. 7 miles (6 km) in a single match. Ethiopian Abebe Bikila was born on the day of the 1932 Olympic marathon. Twenty-eight years later he won the Olympic marathon in Rome, running barefoot. In 1964, he won it again, but this time he wore shoes and socks. In 1984, Nawal El Moutawakel won the 400 m hurdles, becoming the first woman from an Islamic nation and the first Moroccan to win a gold medal.
The architects use computers to identify any possible problems raised by a design. The computers can even show the view from individual seats before the stadium is built. THE PLAYERS’ TUNNEL Marching into the Olympic stadium must be a thrilling experience. Ancient Greek athletes would have experienced much the same feeling as they walked up this tunnel to emerge into the stadium at Olympia. The tunnel was 35 yd (32 m) long. Movable seats in the lower seating bowl make it possible for the stadium to host rectangular-arena sports as well as oval-arena sports The Olympic soccer final was played on the grass infield In post-Olympic mode, a polycarbonate roof provides cover for 60,000 seats AFTER THE GAMES After the Olympics and Paralympics, the Sydney Olympic Stadium was adapted to make it suitable for a variety of sports, such as Australian football, rugby, and soccer.
4 oz (40 g) high-energy, balanced cereal Athletes in training should have a meal early in the afternoon to allowÂ€time for the food to be digested before a run. TheÂ€meal should contain carbohydrates, protein, and a little fat. Proteins and fatsÂ€build and repair the body. An orange every day supplies a good intakeÂ€of natural vitamin C. A diet should also include calcium for strong bones and teeth – milk, cheese, and yogurt are good sources. Some athletes feelÂ€that their diet does not contain enoughÂ€vitamins and minerals, so they 2 medium-size baked takeÂ€supplements.