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  1. Review: Olympic Swimming Documentary Touch The Wall Celebrates Female Friendship And Strength

    100% Couch Potato friendly.

    I am not an athletic person. In highschool I loathed PE with a pure, righteous anger, and I still haven't gotten over my ensuing hate for organized sports. Given my proud couch potato status, I was surprised by the ways in which Touch the Wall, a documentary about Olympic swimming champs Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce, still resonated with me.

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  2. An Explanation of Curling, Provided By The Swedish Chef

    Bork Bork Bork

    As of today, the Winter Olympics have come to a close. But in case the nuances of the curling finals still escape you, the Swedish Chef is here to provide his expertise. His country did take home silver, after all. Clearly, we are in the presence of an expert.

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  3. The Olympics Are Ending Today, So Here’s Speed Skating Mario Kart-Style

    The only way this video could be any better is if they somehow included Daisy.

    The Olympics are over as of today! To stave off your inevitable Olympic-withdrawal symptoms, we present you this video created by Michael Shanks (probably not the Stargate SG-1 guy). It's a Speed Skating run - but with all the trappings of a Mario Kart course. Oh, and the narration is perfect.

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  4. Here’s How They’re Making It Snow at the Olympics, Because Sochi Is Actually Pretty Warm

    Because sports can't work without science.

    Despite a large portion of Russia being extremely cold, Sochi is actually fairly warm in terms of cities that have hosted the Winter Olympics. It's so warm, in fact, that reporters have even done some sunbathing while attending the games, so here's how science helps the winter sports get the snow they need.

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  5. Can You Drink Too Much Water? AsapSCIENCE Explains Water Intoxication [Video]

    It's like being drunk on water, only you could also die.

    Short answer: yes. But don't worry, because odds are that you're probably not drinking enough water to begin with, so it's probably not something you have to worry about unless you're a world-class marathon runner. Just in case, though, AsapSCIENCE wants you to know what happens if you drink too much water at once.

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  6. Watch the Jamaican Bobsled Team’s Weird 8-Bit Music Video Because Real Life Is Now Cool Runnings

    Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme!

    Were you upset after watching Cool Runnings to find out that the movie took massive liberties and only really based on a true story in the sense that, yes, Jamaica had a bobsled team ? Don't worry, this year's Jamaican bobsled team has you covered, and they've even got a weird bobsled song complete with its own 8-bit music video.

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  7. Science and Under Armor May Be Slowing Down the US Olympic Speed Skating Team

    Well that's a drag.

    Under Armor tried to use science to create the world's fastest uniform for US speed skaters, and it appears they may have accidentally done just the opposite. US Olympic speed skaters are falling well below the placements they'd expect, and blame is falling on the suit. When they lose at video games, I bet their controllers are also "broken."

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  8. AsapSCIENCE Explains the Diet of Olympic Athletes

    Daily AsapSCIENCE vids are our favorite thing about the Olympics.

    What should Olympic athletes eat? What do Olympic athletes eat? As part of their daily series of Olympic videos, AsapSCIENCE tackles the question of Olympic diet, and how it changes from athlete to athlete and sport to sport. Sports aren't really our thing, but we sure do love science and food.

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  9. Is the Norwegian Curling Team Wearing Illegal Pants? (Probably Not, We Hope)

    A curling team once bit my sister.

    In addition to being a sport that involves brooms and sweeping, curling also has surprisingly strict rules about what constitutes a proper uniform for the sport (you know, so people remember that it is a sport). As it turns out, Norway's Olympic team might be in trouble, and all because of the funky-fresh pants they're styling.

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  10. Olympic Skiing Is Way Better When Combined With Star Wars [Video]

    Odds of surviving Sochi are 758 to 1.

    All everyone wants to talk about recently is the Olympics, which gets kind of boring for us nerdy types who aren't exactly into physical competition unless it involves robots and lasers. If the Olympics featured AT-ATs that shoot to disrupt skiers like they do in this video, we'd be way more interested. Some Jedi wouldn't hurt, either.

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  11. In The Star Wars Winter Olympics, You Ski Or You Die [VIDEO]

    One day the Olympics will be on Hoth. One day. Or perhaps they were, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  12. Why Are Olympic Records Always Broken? Let AsapSCIENCE Explain

    Anything you can do, olympic athletes will probably break the record .

    Are we evolving as humans? Is it the scientific breakthroughs. AsapSCIENCE explains why we keep breaking records, from the innovations to the fact that there billions of tiny people just booming with potential to be athletes.

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  13. Canadian Olympic Athletes in Sochi Get Free Beer With Their Passports

    As opposed to American passports, which usually just get you silently judged.

    Hey, Olympic athletes need to unwind every now and then, too. It turns out Canada's team has the advantage in that area, though, as Molson Canadian has installed a beer fridge in their Olympic house that opens when a Canadian passport is scanned. Presumably, that beer fridge is now empty, and someone is trying desperately to wake up the Olympians.

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  14. Learn Why Curling Has So Much Sweeping, Because Science Is the Best Part of Sports

    Also known as "Professional Ice Cleaning." (Citation needed.)

    The universe has played a cruel trick on athletes by deciding that all of their sports need science to hide just under the surface and make them work, so the Olympics is a great place to learn some science. Today, we're bringing you the science behind icy shuffle board—I mean, curling.

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  15. Never Forget That Time Mary Carillo Lost Her Mind Over Badminton During The Summer Olympics [Video]

    Personally, I would like to know more about the Baby Duck Rescue of 1997.

    Mary Carillo, an NBC sports reporter and former professional tennis player, was stalling during a 3AM broadcast from the Athens Summer Games. What began as an exploration of the difference between recreational and Olympic badminton turned into one of the greatest moments of TV (and most accurate explanations of badminton) that we've ever seen.

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  16. Can Music Improve Athletic Performance? AsapSCIENCE Explains [Video]

    So that's why the Pacific Rim theme song makes me run faster.

    In honor of the Olympics, AsapSCIENCE has been putting out more interesting videos than usual, and we totally love them for it. Not as much as we love jamming out to some hardcore tunes while we're working out, though. Good think AsapSCIENCE is here to tell us why that is in the first place.

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  17. Google Takes a Subtle Dig at Russia’s Anti-Gay Policies With Olympic Doodle

    I've never been so proud of Google, and I'm usually pretty proud of Google.

    Google seems to have taken a stand on the right side of history when it comes to their Google Doodle celebrating the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Along with the stylized images of some of the games, they've also included a quote from the Olympic Charter that talks about discrimination. Well played, Google.

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  18. 15 Female Athletes You Should Know At the Sochi Olympics

    Power Grid

    The opening ceremony doesn't take place until tomorrow, but sporting events at the 2014 Sochi Olympics start today. And you know what that means for us nerds: The beginning of the only time when a lot of us, myself included, ever give a flip about anything sports-related. I will fully admit to being pretty damn sports-clueless. But I've bitten the bullet, taken advantage of my research skills, and compiled this list female athletes that you, my nerdy brethren, should keep an eye on at Sochi. We feel it's important to acknowledge and appreciate the women who have worked so hard to reach the pinnacle of their chosen sports, but while we cheer for their potential and their victories, we should remember that they stand in contrast to the many Russian citizens in crisis as their government turns a blind eye to widespread violent acts against he LGBTQ community there. Here, then, are 15 ladies you should keep an eye on until the Olympics end on February 23rd. Then we can go back to only caring about games with the words "video" or "tabletop" in front of them.

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  19. Let AsapSCIENCE Teach You the Science Behind the Olympics With Their Daily Olympic Video Series [Video]

    When life gives you meteors, make Olympic medals out of them? Hardcore, Russia.

    What's an athletic competition without a healthy dose of science? The Olympics start on Friday, and AsapSCIENCE has a 19-episode daily Olympic science video series starting on Thursday, February 6. You can watch the first five episodes early right here to learn about meteors in Olympic medals and other great Olympic science.

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  20. Cool Runnings 2: Jamaican Bobsled Team Crowdfunding Their Way To Sochi [UPDATED]

    But who will play John Candy?!

    They walk Jamaican, talk Jamaican - and they sure as hell bobsled Jamaican. Yes, Cool Runnings fans, the Jamaican bobsled team has finally is bringing back the glory days, and has qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics! Unfortunately, it's going to take a lot of money to get them there - and that's where you come in.

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