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November 3, 2011

2018 PyungChang winter Olympics

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 3:00 am

Glossary

1. committee:(noun) Committee is a group of people who meet to make decisions or plans for a larger group or organization that they represent.
2. vote:(noun) Vote is a choice made by a particular person or group in a meeting or an election.
3. overwhelmingly:(adv.) physically or metally crushing. intensely powerful.
4. competition: (noun) The competition is the person or people you are competing with.
5. preparatory: (adj.) serving to prepare for something.

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Our presentation is about the PyungChang winter Olympics.
The winter olympics is an international sports event which is held every 4 years by the International Olympic Committee(IOC).[1]
We failed twice to get the Olympics. Vancouver and Sochi won the 2010 and 2014 Olympics respectively. But we finally succeeded in getting the 2018 Olympics.[2]

This time, our competition for the Olympics were Munchen in Germany and Ansi in Russia. We got 63 votes as compared to 25 votes for Munchen and 7 votes for Ansi. So we won overwhelmingly.[3]

We have a presentation to introduce PyangChang. The presentation`s speaker was Yu-Na Kim, a famous figure skater, who is a gold medalist in Vancouver 2010 Olympics.[4] And president Lee also participated in the presentation, so he encouraged people to vote for Pyangchang.

Pyungchang 2018 Olympics will be held from Feb 9 to Feb 25 in Gangwondo, Pyungchang. So now we have a preparatory period for Olympics. Pyungchang 2018 Olympic`s slogan is `new horizon`. And Olympic Mascot is not yet decided. But lots of netizen want `Pororo` to be the mascot for Pyungchang Olympics.[5] There are 15 sports events in the winter Olympics.
Many people look forward to holding the Pyungchang Olympics.

Reference

[1]: http://www.olympic.org
[2]: http://www.pyeongchang2018.org
[3]: http://news.naver.com/sports/index.nhn?category=general&ctg=news&mod=read&office_id=014&article_id=0002470653
[4]: http://korea.kr/newsWeb/pages/brief/categoryNews2/view.do?newsDataId=148714762&category_id=subject&section_id=EDS0305004&call_from=extlink&subjectName=culture
[5]: http://star.fnnews.com/news/index.html?no=15192

Discussion Question

1.What is the most anticipated Event in the Pyungchang 2018 Olympics? why?
2.What do you think the economic effects of hosting the Pyungchang 2018 Olympics will be?
3.Why do tou you think Pyungchang was selected to hold the Olympics?
4.Do you think Pororo should be the Olympic mascot? why or why not?

Class #93 group 4
Kim byeo-ri, Back ji-sun, Lee woo-mi

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