Today's Highlights | February 17, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Swedish biathlete warms up for in the Men's 15 km Mass Start during day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Clive Mason/Getty)

Also on Today's Show

Begins at 06:53: Over the weekend, Olympians broke records and broke down. Mary Pilon, sports reporter for our partner The New York Times, is on site at the Sochi Games and fills us in on the highs and lows.

Begins at 13:28: As part of our Olympic series, "How Do They Do That?," Eric Goff, our resident Olympics physicist and the Chair of the Physics Department at Lynchburg College and author of "Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports," fills us in on the science behind the biathlon. Curt Schreiner, a three-time Olympian and director of the Saratoga Biathlon Club, gives us the ins and outs of the grueling sport.

Guests:

Eric Goff, Mary Pilon and Curt Schreiner

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Maren from Minnesota

Hi-
Just agreeing with your assessment of Biathlon being the most difficult sport. Our children were involved in biathlon as Jr National Team members several years ago, and we have seen how difficult it is to compete. I would suggest to Todd to correct his pronunciation of "biathlon"; the term is "biathlon" not "biathalon" (no extra "a"). Biathlon is one of the most televised sports in Europe and Russia - an exciting sport to watch! Chad Salmela was a great commentator for NBC Sports at the Olympics.
Thanks!

Feb. 17 2014 02:56 PM

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