Sarajevo: Olympic City Under Siege

DREW VO: I’m Drew Scanlon. I’m exploring the world through the lens of games, and I’m doing it with the support of people like you on Patreon. Help us out at Patreon.com/ClothMap DREW VO: Video games often task us with waging war. But sometimes you get a game like This War of Mine that focuses…

The Games of the Winter Olympics Explained – Sochi 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics were declared open by President Vladimir Putin on Feb 7th. This is the most expensive Winter Olympics to date -close to 50 Billion dollars are being spent on it! The opening ceremony was spectacular, showcasing modern Russia to the largest gathering of countries in the Winter Olympics ever! There was fog…

Math in the Winter Olympic Games | Things Explained: Angles

The Winter Olympics is a major international sporting event held every four years. Athletes participate in many different sports— highlighting their strength, precision, and endurance. But if we look at the Winter Olympics from a different angle, we see that these sports involve quite a bit of math. Take ice hockey for example. The design…

Ride With an Olympic Bobsledder

(whooshing) – [Woman] Bobsledding is a Winter Olympic sport where you have your driver and you have a brakeman, which is my position. The brakeman is mainly the engine to the sled. We get it goin’ as fast as possible. (rustling) (whooshing) I am Aja Evans, and I’m an Olympic bobsledder. (dramatic orchestral music) The…