In an Olympic hockey game, puck speed can reach over 90 feet per second. Fast game!



Winter Olympics Word Search - See how many different winter sports you can find in this puzzle!

Summer Olympics Word Search - See how many different summer sports you can find in this puzzle!

Sports Games from Sports Illustrated Kids - Basketball, football, tennis, volleyball and much more!


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FICTION


Mount Olympus Basketball by Kevin O'Malley
It’s gods and goddesses vs. the mortals on the court! You know, those Olympian gods don’t always play by the rules!

Olympic Dream by Matt Christopher
Video whiz Doug Cannon is introduced to the sport of cycling, and starts a transformation that changes his life.

Gold Medal Murder by Carolyn Keene
Somebody’s trying to sink an Olympic swimmer- and Nancy and the Hardy Boys are on the case!

Geronimo Stilton Saves the Olympics by Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo is an educated mouse who prefers not to run OR sweat- but another mystery must be solved, this time at the original Olympics!

The Girl Games by Joan Holub
Tired of being left out of the boys-only Olympic Games, Athena, Persephone and their friends set up their own games.

Snowboard Standoff by Scott Ciencin
The new guy’s a surfer, but can he adapt his talent in time for the team’s snowboard competition? This is part of the Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novel series.

NON-FICTION


The Winter Olympics by Nick Hunter
Read all about the winter games, including the Sochi events.

Amazing Olympic Records by Paul Hoblin
So many photos, so many records -read about the best Olympic feats ever!

Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics, by Sue Macy
Great photographs tell the story of the summer Olympic Games and great Olympic moments.

The Olympics a series from publisher Heinemann Library
This series covers everything from Olympic history to greatest athletes to the cool high-tech equipment used in the modern Games.

A World-Class Ice-Skater by David Curtis Preston
Read how a world-class skater trains for competition. See books about athletes in other sports, too, in the series, Making of a Champion.

Great Moments in the Summer Olympics, by Matt Christopher
Read here about legendary athletes like Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olga Korbut and Mary Lou Retton, whose Olympic accomplishments are just as exciting now as when they happened.

G is for Gold Medal: An Olympic Alphabet by Brad Herzog
Information and fun trivia about the Olympics, with an illustration on every page.

Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne
Annie and Jack present information about ancient Greece and the original Olympic games.



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MOVIES


Classic Cartoon Favorites: Extreme Sports Fun [DVD]
Laugh through both summer and winter favorites, including funny, classic cartoons of Mickey and friends trying baseball, hockey, tennis, gymnastics and more.

Gym Teacher:The Movie [DVD]
A former Olympic athlete, now working as a gym teacher, tries to win the Gym Teacher of the Year contest, but a kid with no sports skills may stand in his way!

X-treme Sports & Other Action Adventures [DVD]
Hit the mountains to meet some Olympic snowboarders, and get into other exciting sports, too!

CONSOLE GAMES


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games [Wii] or [Wii U
Join Mario and Sonic in the world's greatest sporting competitions, with versions for the summer and winter games!

Big League Sports [Xbox 360]
Compete in some of the same games held at the Olympics, including hockey and soccer, as well as other games.

Club Penguin: Game day! [Wii]
Get your game on with the penguins, in twelve games that are a cool change of pace.

Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge [Wii] and [Xbox360]
Compete in 26 events with the world's best athletes in archery, track & field, water sports, and cycling!



Team U.S.A. from the United States Olympic Committee
Website of the United States Olympic Committee, with information on sports and athletes.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Official website of this winter's competitions.

Olympic.org Official Website of the Olympic Movement Information about the entire Olympic movement. Click on the sport you’re curious about for information, and videos, too!

SI Kids Guide to the 2014 Winter Olympics Sports Illustrated Kids offers interviews with top athletes, previews of some of the biggest events, and looks at life inside Russia.

Science of the Olympic Games from NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation Hungry for some sports science? Check out these videos from the NSF and NBC Learn, covering everything from hockey slap-shot physics to the air lift involved in a ski jump.