Winter Olympics - Pilbara Style

Thanks to Kaa of 3rd Karratha Dingo Cubs in W.A.


A quick talk about the Winter Olympics (which are being held at the moment - if timed right).
The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. They feature winter sports held on snow or ice, such as Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, bobsledding and ice hockey. Cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and speed skating have been competed at every Winter Olympics since 1924. Other athletic events have been added as the Games have progressed.
Fewer countries participate in the Winter Olympics than the Summer Olympics. The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. Prior to this, figure skating and ice hockey had been events at the Summer Olympics. The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1940 when they were interrupted by World War II. The Winter and Summer Games resumed in 1948 and were celebrated on the same year until 1992. At that time the Winter Games split from the Summer Games, and were begun to be celebrated on alternating even years. The first Winter Olympic Games to be held on this new schedule was in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.
Many countries have hosted the Winter Olympics multiple times. The United States has hosted the Games four times, more than any other country. France has been host three times. Austria, Canada, Italy, Japan, Norway, and Switzerland have hosted the Games twice. The next Games will be hosted by Sochi, Russia in 2014. This will be the first time that Russia hosts the Winter Olympic Games.

Event 1 - Ice Hockey

(aka bash hockey on grass)
Sixes compete against each other to determine the gold medallist. Two sixes compete at a time.

Event 2 - Bob Sled Racing

(aka billy cart races)
Cubs compete in their sixes to see who can roll the greatest distance to determine the gold medallist.
Depending on how many carts are available, you might have some races as well depending on time!

Event 3 - Tug of War

(Not exactly winter Olympic sport, but fun none the less)
Sixes compete against each other to see who is the strongest six.

Event 4 - Link arm chasey.

Cubs pair off and link arms, one cub is nominated to be it and another cub in nominated to be a chaser. Chaser has to try and tag it , it can link arms with another cub who is already linked up the other cub from the linked pair now becomes it.

The above events could also be run as bases to keep everyone busy depending on numbers and available leaders and/or parent helpers.

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Last updated 11th May 2011.

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