2014 Winter Olympics: A Look Ahead
NPR's Tamara Keith learns the basic of curling to give you an edge when watching this Olympic sport. (Morning Edition)
Zen And The Art Of Snowboarding
Snowboard slopestyle is making its debut at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson, who competed in the FIS Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup at the U.S. Grand Prix in January 2013, talks about growing up in the sport. (KUNR)
Australians Look to Break Records
Australia is sending 60 athletes to Sochi - the country’s largest ever delegation - and Team Oz is aiming to return with its most medals yet. (Summer Breakfast)
How Tropical Countries Get To The Winter Olympics
Some of the 85 countries sending athletes to Sochi may come as a surprise. The celebrated Jamaican bobsledders will be back, and so will skiers from countries that rarely — if ever — see snow, including Brazil, Zimbabwe and Thailand. (Here & Now)
Lake Placid: Where Olympians are Born
Hosting the Olympics twice in a century must count for something. Such has been the case for Lake Placid, New York, which yields a new crop of world-class athletes every season.
U.S. Announces 2014 Figure Skating Team
The U.S. figure skating championships took place in Boston this weekend, resulting in some controversial selections for the Olympic team. (Morning Edition, NPR)
U.S. Ski Team's Secret Weapon
Eagle Glacier is one of the few places in the world where cross-country skiers can train on snow in the summer, and it may help the U.S. women's cross-country ski team gain an edge over competition. (Alaska Public Media)
What is the sport 'skeleton'?
Katharine Eustace is already in Russia training to compete in the sport of skeleton.
Olympic Snow, Courtesy Of Machines
Snow-making machines are already giving nature a nudge in the battle against Sochi's subtropical winter. (All Things Considered, NPR)
Women Jump Into Olympic History
The first women's Olympic ski jumping team is one of twelve new events which will debut at Sochi. (The World, PRI)
Billie Jean King: To Sochi With A Message
Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam tennis titles and defeated Bobby Riggs in the so-called Battle of the Sexes in 1973, will join the U.S. delegation in Sochi. As an openly gay LGBT activist, her presence in Russia may remind people that history...
The Putin Project
Will the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi showcase a resurgent Russia or hide real problems within? (BBC Documentaries)
Figure Skater Jeremy Abbott Has 'Happy Feet'
Figure skater Jeremy Abbott, three-time U.S. champion, has been in ice skates since he was 2 years old. He is working hard to make Team USA and will compete in the U.S. championships in Boston, the Olympic qualifier. (Morning Edition)
The Olympic City: At What Cost?
Sports economist Victor Matheson suggests that host cities’ economic interests are directly opposed to those of the International Olympic Committee - good for construction companies, bad for taxpayers. (Marketplace, APM)
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