MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMPTS

Olympic gold medal, 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, RussiaLutz. Axel. Luge. Faceoff. Fakie. Must be time for the Winter Olympics!

According to the International Olympic Committee, six new events have been added to this year’s competitions: ski halfpipe (men and women), women’s ski jumping, biathlon mixed relay, figure skating team event and luge team relay. Click here to read what those new events are and why they chose them.

The events chosen are not new to the world of sports. They’ve been around a long time but were just added to the list of official Olympic competition in 2011.

If you were to devise a new event for the Winter Olympics, what would it be?

As any competitor knows, a new event is worthy of a new award or medal. So, along with your event, create the prizes the winners will win.

Now it’s your turn: Name and describe your new event in a paragraph and explain why you chose that one. Then name and describe your new prize and explain why this prize is perfect for the new event.

Click here for a slide show of the 2014 Winter Olympics medals.

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