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.
Athletes at the Winter Olympics will no doubt expend a significant number of calories. But which winter sport burns the most?
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 →
Some U.S. Olympic athletes are using altitude instead of drugs to gain an edge in Sochi.
The U.S. Team's new BMW-designed sled is lighter, tougher and more maneuverable.
When regional and national tastes take the international stage, the results can be interesting.
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