Your Guide to the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010What does the Olympic symbol mean?
The Inukshuk, which means "likeness of person" was first used by the Inuit People to mark trails, indicate caches of food, locate nearby settlements as well as good places to hunt or fish. Most of the Canadian arctic is dominated year round by permafrost and only has a few natural landmarks which could be used for orientation, that's why Inukshuk are used as directional markers.
- Official Olympic Site
- Torch Relay in Pictures
- The Olympic Playground~ Classroom Site with lessons and interactive games
- Interactive Venue Tour
- Olympic-themed lesson plans to use in your classroom
- More great sites for teaching the Olympics