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The Physics of Figure Skating


This blog appears in the In-Depth Report Science at the Sochi Olympics

Figure skating is one of the most popular sports in the winter Olympics. In this exclusive Scientific American video, contributing editor Christie Nicholson takes you inside the sport, to explore the physics behind a figure skater’s spectacular moves. Along the way, she discovers her inner Kristi Yamaguchi.


Presented by Christie Nicholson

Filmed and edited by Eric R. Olson


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