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No More Tug of War!



No More Tug of War!

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.08

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     challenging words:    handball, occasionally, rugby, racing, polo, matches, badminton, judo, different, strive, place, early, every, since, official, city
     content words:    Summer Olympics, Olympic Games, London Olympics


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No More Tug of War!
By Erin Horner
  

1     Every four years, the Summer Olympics takes place in a different city around the world. The location is not the only thing that has changed over time. Many of the sports included in the Olympics have changed too. Occasionally, new sports are added. Many sports have been removed. From 1900-1920, tug of war was an official Olympic event. In 1908, powerboat racing was as well. In the early 1900s, polo matches were part of the Olympic Games. Not anymore. Polo hasn't been included since 1936. Now, Olympians may compete in more than thirty sports like fencing, judo, and rugby -- at the .....
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