2022 Winter Olympics: Everything you need to know

By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief The Olympic flame was set ablaze last Friday to open the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, making it the first city to host both summer and winter games.  According o the International Olympic Committee (IOC), there are 91 delegations at the games with over 2,900 athletes competing in 109 events. There are 15 different disciplines across seven sports, with new events in bobsled, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, short track and ski jumping. The 2022 games are now the second to take place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vowing to keep them virus-free, Chinese authorities have constructed a … Continue reading 2022 Winter Olympics: Everything you need to know

A helpful guide for misunderstood winter Olympic sports:

By: Kyle Isaacs ~Staff Writer~ The biathlon is an event that dates back to 1960, combining cross-country skiing with rifle shooting. The sport began as a military training exercise for Norwegian soldiers, but has developed into an entertaining spectacle for Olympic viewers enjoy. Though the trail distances for each race vary, the setup is similar between events. During their trail, the competitors must stop at either two or four shooting rounds. At these points, they must complete half of the shots standing up and the other half in the “prone position” or lying down. The contestants must hit five targets … Continue reading A helpful guide for misunderstood winter Olympic sports: