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The Winter Olympics in Italy



The Winter Olympics in Italy
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.6

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    vague, invaders, military, newly, beginning, tribe, original, hosts, history, fell, capital, price, hosting, century, general, household
     content words:    Olympic Games, Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics, Roman Emperor Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, International Space Station


The Winter Olympics in Italy
By Ekaterina Zhdanova-Redman
  

1     The modern Olympic Games have a long history. Beginning in 1896, athletes from all over the world have gathered every four years to compete in the Summer Olympics. The Winter Olympics began in 1924, and like the Summer Olympics, happen every four years. The modern games are based on Olympic Games that took place in ancient Greece almost 2,800 years ago. Any city that hosts the Olympics is also hosting a lot of history.
 
2     Torino, Italy was the host city for the 2006 Winter Olympics. Like the Olympics, it, too has a long history. In fact, the history of Torino is nearly as long as the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece!
 
3     Torino - known as Turin in some other countries - is a city in northwestern Italy. It is a center for winter sports, from skiing to snowboarding. Its location makes it suited for winter sports, since it is located in the Alps mountain range.

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