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Athletes Dress for Success in the Science of the Olympics

Olympic athletes wear special competition clothing to gain an edge in their sport. Science & technology continues to improve the clothes and protective gear they wear. In the bobsled, downhill racing and speed skating, athletes want to…

Math Counts In the Science of the Olympics

It might not be as obvious as physics or materials engineering, but math from arithmetic to calculus can describe every move the athletes make from jumps to spins on the snow and ice. Math counts in the Olympics. There are 2,500 athletes…

Science Secrets of Curling - There's Something to All That Sweeping

Curling became an Olympic sport in 1998. It’s an unusual sport to many. The sport involves one player thrusting a huge “rock” or stone down a sheet of ice. Two other players sweep a path, guiding the rock to the center of the target called…

The Science of Figure Skating at the Olympics

Every four years, the stakes get higher for figure skaters at the Olympics as they try to increase rotation in the air with their triple axels and quadruple toe loops. Figure skating is one of the most demanding sports at the Olympics. It…
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Spangler Failed to Qualify for the Olympic Team - Revealing Video Tells Why

The Vancouver 2010 opening ceremonies are Friday night and to celebrate, the Morning Men of 9News tried out for Team USA. Okay, I'm a science geek, but I've always dreamed of being an Olympic athlete. To realize this dream, I joined my on-air…