How Olympians Have Changed 1924-2014

Why do Olympic athletes look so different now than in the first Winter Olympics? Discover the evolution of Olympian body types since the first games in 1924. Viewers will discover that Olympian body types began with the ideal athletic body type based on classical human proportions and, over time, developed into the more highly specialized body types we see today. This is a great resource to begin an inquiry into the demands of being a professional athlete in the modern world of competitive sports. Tip: Have the video queued up to skip initial third-party advertisements. 

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Pros

  • Highlights typical body types for winter sports varying from figure skating to ski jumping and hockey
  • Engaging images and animations
Cons

  • No accompanying instructional materials or suggested activities