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BNC 2016 - Issue5 - Rio 2016 - Olympic bid game

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Information about BNC 2016 - Issue5 - Rio 2016 - Olympic bid game

Published on May 31, 2016

Author: The_Economist_Educational_Foundation

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1. 9 GROUP ACTIVITY WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Olympic Bid Game 10 years before the Olympic Games, cities from different countries enter a competition to be picked as the next host. A group called the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decide who wins the bid. In this game, you decide who gets to host the next Olympic Games.

2. 10 years before the Olympic Games, cities from different countries enter a competition to be picked as the next host. A group called the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decide who wins the bid. INSTRUCTIONS Four countries are meeting to compete to host the next Olympic Games. The fictional countries are: Kramden, Hinssura, Amingdul and Yanek. Get into four groups and your teacher will hand you a fact sheet. Imagine you are the country on the fact sheet. On your sheet there will be four facts about your country and two bonus facts about other countries. Read through the fact sheet and prepare a 30 second speech that will persuade everyone in your Burnet News Club to vote for your country over any of the others. This is called a ‘bid’. After each country has said their speech, there will be a discussion. Use your bonus facts to challenge other countries’ bids. At the end, there will be a blind vote to decide. You cannot vote for your own country. PREPARE YOUR BID YOUR PITCH • Look at all the facts about your country. • How could these facts mean the Olympics would have a positive effect on your society? • How could these facts mean the Olympics would have a negative effect on your society? BONUS FACTS • Look at your bonus facts about other countries • If one of these countries won the bid, how could their fact affect the next Olympic Games? • Think about what other countries might know about you - how could your negative facts be turned into positive points for your bid? OLYMPIC BID GAME STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

3. In four groups, club members assume the role of a different Olympic bid committee for a fictional country. The aim is to win the Olympic bid and to understand the difficult decisions that are made when a country chooses to take on such a big sporting event like the Olympics. 1. Print the four country guides for each group. Each fact sheet has a couple of facts about other countries that club members can use to inform their argument. 2. Give club members 15 minutes in their four teams to discuss the facts. 3. Then, in turn, invite each group to pitch for 30 seconds. Each group has to explain why they deserve the bid the most. 4. Following their pitch, open the floor to discussion. There are prompt questions for discussion below. 5. After 20 minutes, have a blind vote to choose the winning team. Teams cannot vote for themselves. PROMPT QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION • How would hosting the Games affect the poor/rich people living in your country? • How would hosting the Games impact your country in the short term/long term? • What bonus fact do you have about another country? THE REAL LIFE SCENARIOS Some of the decisions you have just made are made every time countries bid for the Olympic Games. No one country is a perfect host. For example, in Rio this year there have been lots of challenging situations for the Olympic committee. • According to the Guardian more than 800 families have left their home in Vila Autodromo, one of the poorest parts of Rio. Many people have been evicted from their homes so the area could be redevel-oped for the Olympic Games. • Brazil’s reputation for transport is bad. It has the third most congested roads in the world! This will be a big challenge during the Games. • Thousands of jobs were created in London for the 2012 Olympic Games which was good for the economy. • Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games, sports activities were organised for people living in East London. These brought communities together and had a positive impact on society. • In 1992, Barcelona held the Olympic Games. The number of tourists traveling to Barcelona before the Games was around 1.7 million. The success of the Games has meant more tourists visit Barcelona. 7.9 million tourists visited Barcelona in 2014! OLYMPIC BID GAME TEACHER INSTRUCTIONS

4. AMINGDUL 1. Amingdul is a rich country in comparison to the other countries bidding. 2. They have hosted big sports events in the past and have good transport, sports stadiums and facilities for tourists. 3. The last time they hosted a big sports event they put stadiums in poor areas of the city. Houses in this area went up in price. 4. Small businesses and local restaurants lost money the last time a big sports event was held in this country. Tourists visited restaurants owned by big businesses that were built specifically for the Games. BONUS FACTS Fact about Yanek: The transport in Yanek is poor. Roads are bumpy, trains and buses are old and often run late. Fact about Kramden: Kramden is a rich country and everyone over 18 has a job.

5. YANEK 1. Yanek has never hosted a big sporting event but sports people from this country tend to do very well when they compete in the Games. 2. Yanek is a developing country, it is gaining power and it’s economy is getting stronger. The number of people who are unemployed is getting smaller every year. 3. The transport in Yanek is poor. Roads are bumpy, trains and buses are old and often run late. 4. Poor people and rich people in this country play a lot of sport but Yanek does not have very good sports facilities. BONUS FACTS Fact about Amingdul: Small businesses and local restaurants lost money the last time a big sports event was held in this country. Tourists visited restaurants owned by big businesses that were built specifically for the Games. Fact about Hinssura: Hinssura has hosted the Olympics before and it was great for their global reputation but recently it has been suggested they might have cheated to get the bid last time.

6. HINSSURA 1. You have hosted the Olympics before and it was great for your global reputation but recently it has been suggested you might have cheated to get the bid last time. 2. The last time you hosted the Games more people in your country were inspired to try a new sports activity and people in your country became healthier. 3. Your country does not have a good reputation for freedom and safety. Journalists often go missing if they say anything bad about your country’s Prime Minister. 4. Hosting the Games would mean 30,000 more jobs for the people who live in your country. BONUS FACTS Fact about Yanek: Kramden has never hosted a big sports event, they do not have a history of winning big sports events and there aren’t many stadiums or sports facilities.. Fact about Kramden: Poor people and rich people in this country play a lot of sport but Yanek does not have very good sports facilities.

7. KRAMDEN 1. Kramden has never hosted a big sports event, they do not have a history of winning big sports events and there aren’t many stadiums or sports facilities. 2. People in this country enjoy a good balance of freedom of speech, privacy and safety. 3. Kramden is a rich country and everyone over 18 has a job. 4. Tourists love to visit this country because the transport links are good, there are a lot of interesting things for them to do and they feel very safe. BONUS FACTS Fact about Amingdul: This country does not have a good reputation for freedom and safety. Journalists often go missing if they say anything bad about this Hinssura’s Prime Minister. Fact about Hinssura: The last time they hosted a big sports event, Amingdul put stadiums in poor areas of the city. Houses in this area went up in price.

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