Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine

ISSN: 2300-9705     eISSN: 2353-2807    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/cej.2016.4-04
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The Primary Pupils’ Knowledge Level about the Winter Olympic Games

Authors: Karol Görner
Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Arts, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic

Tomáš Kolofík
Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Arts, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
Keywords: Olympic education Winter Olympic Games knowledge level primary school pupils
Year of publication:2016
Page range:9 (33-41)
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The aim of this research was to find out the primary pupils´ knowledge level about the Winter Olympic Games in Banska Bystrica. The research file consisted of 261 second stage primary pupils, 145 boys and 116 girls at the age from 10 to 15, who filled in the questionnaire ten days after finishing of the Winter Olympic Games held in Sochi. We used 14 questions in the questionnaire, consisting of the closed, half-open and open questions and 3 identification questions related to the sex of a respondent, age and respective school year of individual respondents. We can claim that among the most interesting findings there were: Firstly, more than 95% pupils knew what town was the organiser of the Winter Olympic Games in 2014. Secondly, more than 75% of the pupils were watching these Winter Olympic Games too. The most information about the Winter Olympic Games the pupils gained was via the TV and the internet. The favourite sports watched by the pupilswere ice hockey, biathlon, ski-jump and snowboarding. Almost 60% of the pupils could answer the question: “Which town will be the Winter Olympic Games organiser in 2018?” What is more, it is really pleasing to note that the Winter Paralympic Games have started to be in the primary pupils´ attention as well.
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