Spain at the Olympics • Spain first participated in the 1900 Olympics. • Since 1920 Spain has participated in most Summer Olympics and most Winter Olympics since 1936. • Spain boycotted the Summer Olympics in 1936 and 1956 due to political reasons.
Olympics held in Spain • The 1992 Summer Olympics were held in Spain in the city of Barcelona. • This is the first and only time the Olympics have been held in Spain. Barcelona
Spanish Olympic medals • Spain has won a total of 115 Olympic medals. Only 2 of these were won at the Winter Olympics (both for alpine skiing). All the rest were won at the Summer Olympics. • Of the 113 Summer Olympic medals, 34 were gold, 49 were silver and the rest were bronze. • The most successful sports have been sailing and cycling.
Spain at the Paralympics • Athletes from Spain have competed at the Paralympic Games since the 1968 Summer Games. • Spain hosted the 1992 Summer Paralympics. • Spanish athletes have won a total of 588 medals at the Paralympics, including 191 gold medals.
Los 26 Deportes Olímpicos Words in blue are masculine Words in red are feminine
Spanish Olympics Topic PackGames, Activities and Resources to Teach Spanish • The enthusiasm and excitement surrounding the Olympics makes it an ideal topic for teaching Spanish. • The Spanish Olympics Topic Pack contains photocopiable activities and resources which include: • Flashcards and picture flashcards • word searches, crossword puzzles and other word games • listening activities • bingo and other games • sentence building activities • background information on Spain at the Olympics For more information see: www.brilliantpublications.co.uk/book/spanish-olympics-topic-pack-384