Inside Science’s Winter Olympics coverage picks up speed

14 March 2014

IS OlympicsScience lessons can be drawn from all matters of sports. Last month, Inside Science’s senior editor Chris Gorski wrote three pieces on the science related to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The two stories for Inside Science News Service explained the impact of air resistance (and elevation) in speed skating and why endurance racers in winter sports are able to recover more quickly than runners in summer sports. Both stories ran in full on the websites of Scientific American and LiveScience. News stories that cited Inside Science’s Olympics coverage reached Business Insider and Yahoo.com, among other places. An additional Inside Science Currents blog entry explained more about the role air resistance plays in speed skating and other sports. Comments that physicist Louis Bloomfield made to Inside Science in 2010 were mentioned in a news article in Slate.com about ski jumping.