The Olympics is the perfect opportunity to learn about different cultures and countries. You can visit the official Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics website and click on the different countries participating to learn more about their athletes and history in the Olympics.
Have your English Language Learners follow their native country during the games. You could have them research an athlete from their homeland and share their findings with the class.
One interesting fact I found was that Brazil is sending 13 athletes to Sochi which is the highest number of athletes from a country that doesn’t get any snow.
Please share an interesting Olympic fact about a foreign country.
Here is a fascinating fact stated in the article "Norway is a nation of 5 million people, about the same as the population of Alabama. Per capita, the nation has won one Winter Olympic medal for every 16,556 residents. The United States, on the other hand, has one medal for every 1,237,154 residents." "The Norwegians have a record 107 golds in Winter Olympics competition."