A closer look inside snow at the Winter Olympics

02-09-2018


 A closer look inside snow at the Winter Olympics Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features an inside look at snow at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

This year, the Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which is located in the Taebaek Mountains.

The location is ideal for many reasons, including sharp vertical mountain inclines and an average daily temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit in February.   The Winter Olympics are an international sports competition held every four years.

The first Olympics after the war, the 1920 Summer Olympics, were held in Antwerp, Belgium, and featured figure skating and an ice hockey tournament. Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey were banned from competing in the games. The Winter Olympics are an international sports competition held every four years. The Games feature cold-weather events on snow.

The winter Olympic Games were first held in 1924, beginning a tradition of holding them a few months earlier and in a different city.  Most Medals: United States. List of Current Events: Singles (men’s and women’s), Pairs, Mixed Team, and Ice Dancing.

A closer look inside snow at the Winter Olympics as shown above in the video shows the average amount of snow fall and the features of the snow. Also the history behind the Winter Olympics have The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority. Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Goddard

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