The time to celebrate the Olympic spirit is right now. The Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London are Friday, July 27. Think how excited the athletes must be to finally have an opportunity to represent their countries well and show the world how hard they’ve worked in their chosen sport. The training it takes to reach this point is truly impressive and wonderfully inspiring!
As a resident of Lincoln Park 2550, you have everything you need to embrace your inner athlete. While you may not earn a medal, you can certainly achieve your fitness goals with the state-of-the-art fitness center, pool, and access to Lincoln Park for running, biking, rollerblading and more. Periodically, along the Chicago Park District paths, you’ll find stationary equipment allowing you to challenge yourself even further. Do pull ups, sit ups, lunges – whatever comes to mind. You CAN go for the gold!
What do the five interlocking Olympic rings represent?
The five continents: Africa, North/South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania
What are the colors of the Olympic rings and do they have significance?
Left to right, the rings are blue, yellow, black, green and red. Yes, the flag of each country participating in the Olympics contains one of the colors in the rings.
How many sports are represented?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes 26 medal sports, though there are 39 disciplines. For example, “Aquatics” includes diving and swimming.
How many medals does swimmer Michael Phelps have? 16
8 gold from the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and 6 gold and 2 bronze from the Athens Olympics in 2004.