The Olympics are not just a chance for countries to bring home the gold. They also provide a perfect chance to spread infections all over the world.
With the world focused on Sochi now that the Winter Olympic Games have begun, will the power stay on? Russia has engaged in 49 major energy projects since it won the bid to host the Olympics back in 2007.
So, Sochi! The Olympics are about to start, you’re going to see all sorts of shiny new buildings and ski slopes, and you’ll be so excited by the events you may not pause to consider how they got there.
All five cities vying to host the 2022 winter games could face some of the warmest weather they've ever seen when the Olympics open
Sochi's elevation makes speed-skating world records unlikely
This blog appears in the In-Depth Report Science at the Sochi Olympics Climate change poses a well-documented threat to ecosystems and human populations worldwide.
The danger to winter sports has not gone unnoticed by athletes.
What happens to Olympic host cities after the torch has gone out?