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…

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Season 2014

Figure skating 101: Equipment

Rink The skating area must be rectangular and if possible should measure 60 meters (196 feet, 10 inches) by 30 meters (98 feet, five inches)…

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

Figure skating 101: Glossary

Base value Every element has a certain base value according to its level of difficulty. These values are listed in a table called the Scale …

Figure Skating: U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Figure skating 101: Competition format

The Olympic figure skating competition consists of five medal events: team event, men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pairs and ice dancing. The…

Olympics: Nordic Combined-Team Gundersen LH / 4x5 km

Nordic combined 101: Competition

There are three Nordic combined events: individual normal hill, individual large hill, and the team event. Only men compete in nordic combin…