Close up of cross-country skis being carried by athletes at Sochi Olympics

Cross-Country 101: Equipment

Skis Cross-country skiers race on skis just two inches wide. Much thinner than their alpine counterparts where downhill, Super-G, giant slal…

Team USA men's hockey players at practice in Sochi, Russia

Hockey 101: Vocab of the rink rats

Positions Center Acts as the quarterback of the offensive forwards on the ice.Defense Two defenders make up a defensive line. Defenders help…

Giant Olympic Rings on cross-country race course in Sochi with skiers racing

Cross-Country 101: Vocabulary from X-C

Classical technique Kick-and-glide cross-country skiing technique distinguished by diagonal stride, keeping the skis parallel to one another…

Evegeni Malkin shoots the puck against Slovenia at 2014 Sochi Olympics

Hockey 101: Competition Format

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has their stage set for the men’s and women’s hockey tournaments for the 2018 PyeongChang Oly…

Referee tries to break up a fight between Slovenia and Slovakia men's hockey players at 2014 Sochi Olympics

Hockey 101: Penalties and punishments

Duration of Penalties   Minor/Bench-minor penalty Two minutes in the box is required for minor penalties. If the opposition scores a goal on…

Silhouette of biathlete competing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games as

Biathlon 101: Rules and event breakdown

Biathlon consists of a cross-country ski race coupled with target shooting with rifles. The shooting portion of a biathlon race is known as …

Sidney Crosby celebrates scoring golden goal in gold medal hockey game at 2010 Vancouver Olympics

Hockey 101: Olympic History

Milestones in Olympic hockey Hockey has been played in every Olympic Winter Games – and even one “Summer Games.” The sport debuted at the 19…

USA's Lowell Bailey shoots in prone position with other biathletes during 2017 IBU World Cup event in PyeongChang

Biathlon 101: The 2018 Olympic venue

Biathlon events will be held at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games located in the PyeongChang Mou…

Men's biathletes shooting in the standing position in PyeongChang

Biathlon 101: Equipment

Basics of the biathlon kit Skis, of course. Biathletes race while wearing cross-country skis. The most notable difference between alpine and…

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Ski jumping 101: Equipment

Equipment used in Olympic ski jumping is the same that an athlete would use throughout the World Cup circuit. Ski jumping skis: The maximum …

Biathletes compete in PyeongChang during 2017 IBU World Cup event during the day

Biathlon 101: Buzzwords of biathletes

Arm sling  A belt used to stabilize the rifle and the biathlete’s arm while shooting in the prone position.  Bindings Attach a skier’s feet …