Bobsled, luge and skeleton tracks lined with plastic rather than ice could make those sports more accessible worldwide
With electric self-warming jackets and new insulated fabrics, Team USA hopes to overcome record-setting chills
Differences in language and customs will inevitably lead to miscommunications and misunderstandings among the athletes
Competitors at the most elite level require more than technical support
The athletes’ brains get rewired with practice to counteract reflexes and execute complex routines
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?
Athletes are injured frequently—badminton players more so than ski jumpers
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...
A new study suggests there are limits to the “10,000-hour rule” and how far practice and hard work can take an athlete
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
A new study reveals that dopamine may help propel athletes into elite mode
It’s harder than ever to dope your way to glory—but some athletes will probably get away with it anyway
Performance-enhancing substances such as steroids can still have an effect after athletes stop using them
Curling at the highest level requires careful calculations and a little finesse with physics.