Now that the big (American) football game is over, time to focus on the Olympics. The Winter Games in Sochi start this coming weekend (blasting the late night schedules), and once again NBC is covering the Games in the United States. Continuing its series on the science of sports, the National Science Foundation and NBC have developed new videos for this year’s Games.
There are a total of 10 videos in this new series, which is called Science and Engineering of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Engineering does play a larger role than it did in the 2010 and 2012 video series, but I’d suggest it can be tough to keep a sharp line between science and engineering where sports are concerned. Unless you are competing in the classical Olympic dress – nothing.