The PyeongChang Winter Games will debut big air snowboarding, where athletes who master the laws of physics will be most likely to medal and avoid injury
Curling at the highest level requires careful calculations and a little finesse with physics.
A new study suggests there are limits to the “10,000-hour rule” and how far practice and hard work can take an athlete
August 5, 2016 — Karl J. P. Smith
The one time I went flying off the side of a mountain on skis, I certainly didn’t mean to. Before I hit the ground, there was a surprising amount of time for reflection—and more on the long painful schlep down to the ambulance
February 2, 2014 — Hilda Bastian
It’s harder than ever to dope your way to glory—but some athletes will probably get away with it anyway
August 5, 2016 — Bill Gifford
Athletes are injured frequently—badminton players more so than ski jumpers
August 1, 2012 — Mark Fischetti
Competitors at the most elite level require more than technical support
August 5, 2016 — Rachel Nuwer
Olympic competitors such as Apolo Ohno are down near the 2 percent body-fat range. How do they get so lean, and is it wise to do so?
February 19, 2010 — Katie Moisse
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