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Relive the Calgary Olympics, 1988

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the 1988 Olympics in The XV Olympic Winter Games! The Calgary Olympics were a celebration of athletic excellence, western pride and Canadian hospitality. Read about some of the stand-out moments of the 1988 Olympics, and rediscover the enduring impact of those memorable two weeks.

As an added bonus, in The Olympics Then and Now, check out some crazy statistics, that demonstrate how dramatically the winter Olympic movement has grown since the 1980s.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Sports

Featured Date Range: 1988

Number of pages to print: 8

Included: memory-stimulating narrative, bonus sheet of Olympic facts, 2 olympic-themed memory games, answer key

Completion time: 30-40 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Letter Jumble activity icon
letter jumble

Those Who Have Soared to Olympic Glory (Letter Jumble memory game) - Unscramble letters to complete the names of famous Olympic athletes who have dazzled Olympic audiences. Rearrange some of these letters to reveal the Olympic motto.

Features of Those Who Have Soared to Olympic Glory

  • 3 pages of astonishing Olympic athletes
  • Olympics-coloured graphics; large print for easy reading
  • easy to complete (especially for Olympics-loving fans)
  • can be mastered individually, but a great game for team participation!
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline or with mild dementia (perhaps with a bit of support)
  • answer key is included
See a Letter Jumble memory game sample
RetroSparX Fun With Sums activity icon
fun with sums

Tracking the Olympic Torch (Fun with Sums memory game) - Using a map, calculate the total distance travelled by the eternal Olympic flame by the time it arrived at McMahon Stadium for the Opening Ceremonies.

Features of Tracking the Olympic Torch

  • single page numbers challenge
  • fun graphics; large print for easy reading
  • moderately difficult to complete
  • can be completed individually, but two or more heads may make the math a bit easier to master
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline or (with a bit of support) for those with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Fun with Sums memory game sample