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Word List
Olympic rings
bronze medal
closing ceremony
gold medal
opening ceremony
shot put
silver medal


Match each definition with a word.

1.   medal awarded as the third prize in a competition

2.   a sport in which two opponents grapple with each other in an attempt to trip the opponent or throw the opponent down

3.   a long distance race

4.   a slender wooden shaft thrown for distance in a track-and-field contest

5.   the loss of a contest

6.   a heavy disk that is thicker in the center than at the outside edge; it is thrown for distance in a track-and-field contest

7.   an ancient city; the capital of Greece

8.   a special event held at the end of the Olympics during which honors the winners

9.   prize given to the third place winner

10.   field event consisting of a vault for height over a crossbar

11.   a special event held to begin the Olympics and to honor the athletes

12.   the five rings represent the five major regions of the world (Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Oceania); every national flag in the world includes at least one of the five colors, which are (from left to right) blue, yellow, black, green, and red

13.   shooting with bows and arrows

14.   plunging into water, usually head first

15.   a flaming light that is usually carried in the hand

16.   a football game in which a round inflated ball is moved usually by kicking toward a goal

17.   prize given to the first place winner

18.   a much pleased feeling arising from some act

19.   sports performed on a racing track or the field next to the racing track

20.   a heavy metal ball thrown for distance in a track-and-field contest

21.   prize given to the second place winner

22.   medal awarded as the first prize in a competition