The Games heighten our awe at what people can accomplish when they train hard for years in relative obscurity -- and may inspire us to get moving.
After watching countless hours of 2014 Olympic Games coverage, Trace became curious about the physics behind curling. He checks it out first hand by learning how to play from learning how to play from the professionals!
The U.S. Ski Team's uniforms have been unveiled, and they use the same technology as missile guidance systems. Continue reading →
Are Olympic gold medals actually made of pure gold? Trace runs down a history of the Olympic games and answers the question of what each medal is really made out of.
An attempt to reform the judging process in Olympic figure skating probably backfired, reports a study in the Journal of Sports Economics. Continue reading →
The 2014 Winter Olympics may look more like the X-Games than the Winter Olympics of old.