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By Peter Veals, The Conversation
Snowmaking machines can produce enough snow to cover a run, but artificial snow is very different from natural flakes that fall from the sky.
In our news wrap Monday, more than 60,000 people in Madagascar are homeless and 21 are dead after a tropical cyclone struck, a second man will plead guilty to plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over COVID restrictions, Chinese…
By John Eric Goff, The Conversation
It may look like athletes in bobsled, luge and skeleton simply grab a sled and hang on until the bottom, but high-speed physics and tiny motions mean the difference between gold and a crash.
By Nicole Ellis
Wall Street Journal Reporter Rachel Bachman shared what she’s been watching in the runup to the Olympics, as well as what she expects from the Games, in this conversation with The PBS NewsHour’s Nicole Elli…
In our news wrap Thursday, the World Health Organization's European director says the ongoing surge of omicron cases in Europe will actually help bring on the pandemic's end-game, a former Chicago police officer who killed a Black teenager was released…
The 2022 Winter Olympics officially kick off Friday in Beijing. Over the next two weeks, more than 2,800 athletes from 91 countries will compete for their shot at the gold. But with the excitement comes intense criticism of China, its…
By Associated Press
The three-day torch relay for the Beijing Olympics has started with an 80-year-old former speedskater carrying the flame.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Olympic organizers in China say COVID infections are within an expected range ahead of Friday's opening ceremonies, drugmaker Johnson and Johnson and three leading drug distributors have agreed to pay $590 million to American Indian…
BEIJING (AP) — China accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit on Tuesday after the Biden administration announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns. Rights groups have pushed for a full-blown boycott…
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