This winter was the first ever Olympic games to be held in Sochi, Russia. Some of the sports in the winter Olympics are Alpine skiing, biathalon, cross country skiing, curling, freestyle skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, snowboarding, luge, ski jumping and speed skating.
There were many athletes competing this year including Californians like snowboarder Shaun White, and figure skater Ashley Wagner. One of the Russian athletes is a girl by the name of Yulia Linkitskaya, who is the youngest competitor from Russia. She is 15 years old and won a gold medal in singles figure skating. How amazing!
The opening ceremony for the Olympic games was so amazing! The fireworks were really bright and pretty. If you missed watching the opening, you should try to find it online.
One tradition in all Olympic games is the passing and lighting of the Olympic torch. Many people think the torch itself is passed from one athlete to another but truthfully it is the flame that is passed. Everyone in the torch lighting relay gets their own torch and pass the flame to the large torch, which represents the start of the Olympic games.
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