Winter Olympics 2014

Skiers, snowboarders, skaters and other elite athletes strut their stuff at the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Live Science will bring you the latest on the science and technology behind the Olympic Games.
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The Incredible Tech Behind Paralympian Daredevil Stunts (Op-Ed)
Austria’s Roman Rabl, paralympian, olympics
March 14th, 2014
Watching the Paralympics makes us forget about the term “disability” and the idea that sport with a disability is about limitations. The athletes on the slopes and rinks at Sochi are showing us that theirs is a ruthless, competitive environment.
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Why Winter Endurance Athletes Compete In So Many Races
Skier, olympics, superhuman efforts
February 19th, 2014
After superhuman efforts, athletes often race again just days later.
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Wild Winter Weather Rages — But Not in Sochi
Sochi warm temperatures
February 13th, 2014
Once again, the eastern United States has been pummeled by a winter storm that's dumped massive amounts of snow, Revelers at the Winter Olympics, meanwhile, went shirtless at Sochi's Black Sea beaches.
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Chill Out, Cool Down ... Athlete Anxiety at the Winter Games
anxiety, stress, performance
March 10th, 2014
Whether an athlete is competing at the Olympics or Paralympics, anxiety management is one of the most common psychological issues experienced.
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Lutz or Flutz? The Tricky Physics of Figure Skating
figure skating, physics, olympics
February 18th, 2014
Spectators often take the grace and beauty of figure skating for granted. But many don’t realise the speed, power and strength needed to complete the jumps and spins.
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Slow, Slushy Snow Makes Ski Wax Vital at Olympics
Clemence Grimal of France, halfpipe semifinals
February 12th, 2014
Skiers at Sochi must combat slushy courses with secret wax technology.
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Why Speed Skaters Perform Better At Higher Elevation
Speed skaters competing, sochi 2014
February 10th, 2014
Sochi's elevation makes speed-skating world records unlikely.
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Olympians Speak Out on Climate Change
Skier, olympics, superhuman efforts
February 21st, 2014
Winter Olympians talk about the changes they've seen in snow cover during their careers -- and urge climate action to prevent further warming.
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Sochi Slopes Seen from Space (Photo)
February 18th, 2014
A satellite circling the globe captured pictures of the steep peaks outside of Sochi where skiers and snowboarders are striving for Olympic glory.
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Behind Sochi: The Science of the Winter Olympics
Shani Davis skating technology
February 12th, 2014
A new video series gives a unique science and engineering perspective on the Olympics.
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