Mom Covers the Olympics

All right for those of you just joining us we are here at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Now what an interesting name that is. Up until yesterday I thought it was the Korean name for Seoul, but as it turns out it’s actually a different city altogether. This next kid is over…

Fat Bikes Gain Traction As New Winter Sport

It’s winter. Perfect time to enjoy the snow — on a bicycle? As long as it’s got very big tires. They’re called fat bikes. And because of them, a growing number of cyclists are riding outdoors year-round. They are just novel. I mean, who thinks that you can ride a bike on snow, right? You…

Cross Country Stories to Watch at PyeongChang 2018 | Olympic Winter Games

Pyeongchang 2018 – stories to watch. Cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing was part of the inaugural Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, 1924. Its epic contests of stamina leave enduring images of beards draped in growing icicles and sinewy limbs growing more rubbery as they hum through the elements and biting fatigue. (EVENTS AT PYEONGCHANG 2018) In…

2018 Winter Olympics – World News With Cats

Welcome to World News With Cats. I’m Tim. The Winter Olympics have begun in Seoul, Korea. Let’s cross to Shelter Cat at the opening night fireworks. North Korea is participating in this year’s games. The nation has been welcomed back into the Olympic association after curbing illegal activities such as cyber hacking. As the official…

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 – Downhill Science

♪music♪ LESTER HOLT, anchor: In February, Olympic skiers will race down Vancouver’s Whistler Mountain at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour. Watch as scientists and researchers funded by the National Science Foundation explain the physics of this downhill thrill ride. ♪music♪ TED LIGETY (U.S. Ski Team – Alpine): You’re trying to go as…