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Random Fact of the Day: Bobsleigh has been contested at the Winter Olympic Games since the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, with the exception of the 1960 showpiece in Squaw Valley, California, where there was no track.

You can read more such random facts in the archive.

P.S. The Bobsleigh events gets underway today at Sochi.

(Source: reuters.com)

What do Lake Placid, St. Moritz, and Innsbruck have in common?

Answer: All three are two-time Winter Olympics sites. And that is your random fact of the day. 

  • Lake Placid, USA hosted the Winter games in 1932 and 1980.
  • St. Moritz, Switzerland hosted the Winter games in 1928 and 1948.
  • Innsbruck, Austria hosted the Winter Games in 1964 and 1976. 

You can read more such random facts in the archive.

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Part I - In Focus - The Atlantic

A collection of some of the best photos from the winter showpiece.

Former Winter Olympic skier and BBC presenter Graham Bell skis down the Rosa Khutor extreme park’s downhill course at Sochi. Man, forget the medals just crossing the finish line here is an achievement

(Source: bbc.com)

Chris Fogt is a U.S. Olympic Team bobsledder. He demonstrates some of the exercises in his workout, which is designed to improve the skills a bobsledder needs.

Man, these workouts are so intense. 

(Source: The New York Times)