Winter Olympics: will students watch them?

Less than half of East students watched the Olympics this summer.  Will they watch the upcoming Winter Olympic Games?

In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 33 students reported that they watch the Olympics when it airs on TV.  The winter Olympics are an event that comes around every four years and stays around for a couple of months.  According to “Winter Olympics facts” from, every four years the winter Olympics are held around the world in various places. The first winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France in 1924. They suspended the Olympics until 1948 due to World War 2 that was going on. Furthermore, only the top three competitors receive a medal, but the top eight competitors receive a diploma from the IOC. In fact, in 1968 Winter Olympics were the first to be shown on TV in color.

“I really like watch the Winter Olympics. I watch it every time it comes on TV,” junior Nick Martinez said.

Some students like to watch the Olympic sports once in a while.

“I like to watch (the Olympics) once in a while when I’m not too busy,” senior Jose Rodriquez said.

Some students don’t really care for the Olympic sports, but will sometimes watch it.

“I don’t really watch sports, but if (the Olympics) are on, I’ll watch them,” junior Vanessa Martinez said.

Some students don’t really watch any sports at all.

“I don’t really watch any sports at all — neither the Olympics,” student Freddy Ramos said.

Some students don’t like watching the Olympics at all — or any sports for that matter.

“The Winter Olympics?  I don’t care about that or watching sports either,” student Juan Paramo said.