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…

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…

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 …

US Presswire Sports Archive

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…

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 …