10 Cool Facts About The Winter Olympics

10 Cool Facts About The Winter Olympics Games Sochi, where the 2014 Winter Olympics is hosted, is Russia’s sunshine destination. A 37-hour train ride from Moscow, it’s located in Russia’s Deep South, on the Black Sea, and boasts palm trees, pebble beaches and sulfur hot springs. Organizers are also depending on 500 snow guns and…

Science of the Winter Olympics – Cross-Country Skiing, Internal Athlete

♪music♪ LESTER HOLT, anchor: The United States hasn’t won an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing since 1976, but in 2010, several skiers hope to change that. If they’re successful, you can be certain it’s due to their incredible endurance. As Olympic athletes, trainers, and a sports scientist and chemist funded by the National Science Foundation…

The Craziest Winter Olympic Stories That Will Blow Your Mind

– So, I’m obviously pumped about the Winter Olympics. Are you guys pumped? – Yeah, man. – Hell yeah. – Curling is dope as hell. – Curling’s dope as hell. I love ice skating. – Classic. – The bobsled, is the Jamaican Bobsled Team competing this year? – Yeah. I know there’s a female Nigerian…

Sports of the Paralympic Winter Games: Cross-Country Skiing

Para cross-country skiing is a snow sport where athletes with physical and vision impairments race long distance across a variety of terrains. The sport made its Paralympic debut at the 1976 Paralympic Winter Games in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. Finland, Norway and Russia hold the most Paralympic medals for cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing courses are loops made…