Using news with younger learners One great source of news items for students of these age groups is CBBC (BBC Children)'s Newsround. In the picture the actor Will Smith trying out some sports with athletes, boxers and basketball players from the GB Olympic team.
Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias (1911-1956) 1939: Became the first woman to qualify for the Los Angeles Open golf tournament A sort of triple threat, Zaharias was an all-American basketball player in her youth before going on to have triumphant careers in both track and field and golf. The seasoned athlete brought home two gold and one silver medal for the United States in the 1932 Olympics, where she competed in hurdles, javelin throw, and high jump.
Great Britain's Andy Murray poses with his gold medal won in the men's single tournament and the silver, won in the mixed doubles along with compatriot Laura Robson, during a ceremony at the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games tennis tournament, at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon.