Science of the Olympic Winter Games: Figure Skating Physics

♫MUSIC♫ LIAM McHUGH: From Olympic champion Evan Lysacek… EVAN LYSACEK: Imagine what it’s like to hurl your body in the air and rotate four times. McHUGH: …to Olympic hopeful Ashley Wagner… ASHLEY WAGNER: This is what I’ve been working for my entire career. McHUGH: …figure skaters push themselves through incredible jumps, spins, lifts, and throws…

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 Olympic Games: Physics of Slope-Style Skiing

♫MUSIC♫ LIAM McHUGH: It’s a high-flying, gravity-defying freestyle skiing event making its Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia – ski slopestyle. One of the leading contenders for the United States is 19-year-old Nick Goepper, one of the top slopestyle skiers in the world. NICK GOEPPER: Slopestyle is to me one of the most fun things that…