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…

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 …

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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 …

Tucker West

Tucker West’s backyard luge track

RIDGEFIELD, Conn.—Tucker West was intrigued watching luge on television for the first time during the 2002 Winter Olympics. “I thought it wa…

Steven Holcomb

Steven Holcomb’s Olympic legacy

2010 Olympic bobsled champion Steven Holcomb was found dead in his room at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. on May 6. H…

Olympics: Figure Skating-Team Ladies Free Skating

What is the figure skating team event?

Figure skating is often thought of as an individual event, but the team event allows for a change in that mentality. It’s similar to the gym…