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A: Someone on the other side could still walk.

The Olympic Games (or Olympics/however you say it!!) is a competition where people from all over the world come to a central location to compete in different sports.  Each country has a team and the team consists of the best players that country has selected.  The event takes place every two years alternating from summer to the winter games.

The Summer Olympics is the main Olympics and includes a wider range of sports.  The Winter Olympics is less known because it has less sports.

The Olympic games started out in ancient Greece, then were revived by a French nobleman, Pierre Frèdy, Baron de Coubertin in the late 19th century. The Games of the Olympiad, also known as the Summer Olympics, have been held every fourth year since 1896, with the exception of the years during the World Wars.

A special edition for winter sports, the Olympic Winter Games, was established in 1924. Originally these were held in the same year as the Summer Olympics, but starting with 1994 the Winter Games are in between, two years after the Games of the Olympiad.

The next Olympics in 2008 will be held in Beijing, in 2012 in London.

Different sports are played in the Summer and Winter Olympics, including:

Q: How many aerobics instructors does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Four!…Three!…Two!…One!

Summer sports:

  • Aquatics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Canoe / kayak
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Winter sports

  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Curling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Luge
  • Skating
  • Skiing

For more information, visit the official website at: http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/index_uk.asp

Q: What’s the difference between an aerobics instructor and a dentist?
A: A dentist lets you sit down while he hurts you.

Q: What do you call an aerobics instructor who doesn’t cause pain & agony?
A: Unemployed.

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