Winter Olympics 2014 Start

Sochi 2014The XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, are scheduled to take place from 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi,Russia. The Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympics in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR in 1991. The USSR was the host nation for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

A number of new competitions—a total of twelve accounting for gender—will be held during the Games, including biathlon mixed relay, women’s ski jumping, mixed-team figure skating, mixed-team luge, half-pipe skiing, ski and snowboard slopestyle, and snowboard parallel slalom.The events will be held around two clusters of new venues; an Olympic Park was constructed in Sochi’s Imeretinsky Valley on the coast of the Black Sea, with Fisht Olympic
and the Games’ indoor venues located within walking distance, and snow events will be held at Krasnaya Polyana.*

Australia is fielding it’s largest Winter olympics team ever. Sixty (60) athletes will represent Australia at Sochi 2014. This is the largest Winter Team in history and the first time an Australian Olympic Team has had
more women (31) than men (29). Check out the list of sports being contested at Sochi this year.

Sochi Winter sports

The time difference between Sochi in Russia and Adelaide is about 6 and a half hours. Adelaide is ahead.

Year 10 P.E. Students Research Soft Tissue Injuries

Today, Year 10 P.E. students used the Senior Library to investigate soft tissue injuries, their treatment and rehabilitation.

soft tissue injury

photo by vikisuzan

Pupils were asked to consider the following:– Choose a soft tissue in the body

– Describe soft tissue and find graphics/pictures as evidence

– Choose a soft tissue injury and describe if it is a grade 1, 2 or 3 injury

– Describe the process of recovery (rehabilitation)

– Describe a modern issue relating to the soft tissue and soft tissue injury you have chosen

– How does a soft tissue injury affect the individual and their sporting community?

Some of the most useful research resources are below:

EBSCO eBooks and ANZRC Journal Collection

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) – Factsheets and useful links

Clearinghouse for Sport – Portal for a huge amount of sport related information resources

Google Scholar – Academic articles from Google Scholar