Science of the 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.

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