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Olympic Numbers

Olympic Numbers - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Useless Olympic Facts

How far do ski jumpers jump? How salty is Salt Lake City? Kidzworld has the answers and even more useless information to prepare you for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

185 Miles Per Hour - Maximum speed at which skeleton racers fly down the course at. These sleds have no brakes and no steering wheel. The only way to stop is to run out of slope or crash into something.

1394 Feet - Distance Olympic ski jumpers will fly after launching themselves off the big Olympic ski jump.

12,400 - Number of athletes participating at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

14.9 Billion Tons - Amount of salt in the Great Salt Lake - the body of water which Salt Lake City is named after. That's enough salt to flavor all the popcorn and french fries that have ever been eaten by all the athletes to ever compete in the Winter Olympics.

111,500 - The number of people running in the Olympic Torch Relay to Salt Lake City. The run started in Atlanta on December 4th and finishes on February 8th in Salt Lake City.

142 Pounds - Weight of the rock used in curling. In case you were wondering, curling is that weird game where a player rolls a rock along the ice and other guys on the team sweep a broom around the rock to make it move faster.

13 - Number of Mascots for the 2002 Winter Games. The official mascots are Copper (a coyote), Powder (a hare) and Coal (a bear.)

1500 Inches - Average annual snow fall in the mountains around Salt Lake City.

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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