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…

Science of the Winter Olympics – Ski Jumping

♪music♪ LESTER HOLT, anchor: This year, the U.S. team is a serious medal contender in Nordic Combined, a sport that combines ski jumping with cross-country skiing. U.S. hopefuls Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong, along with George Tuthill, a physicist funded by the National Science Foundation, explain the principles of physics behind the long, soaring jumps….

Ski-gliding w/ Peter Prevc & Matjaž Klemenčič

When I first spoke with Matjaž, I said to myself: Ok, this is interesting. After a while I started thinking of ways to pull this off, where will Matjaž take off… After two or three tries we both started to understand each other’s movement in the air. I saw Matjaz’s shadow when he passed me…