winter olympics

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People of varying ages and professions have all gathered in the Columbus Curling Club on a cold Monday night. They’re here to learn how to play a sport that re-enters the world’s spotlight every four years.

This time, though, the Winter Olympics have already come to a close and the U.S. men’s curling team came away with the gold.

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The 23rd Olympic Winter Games are underway in South Korea.  Today, we discuss the pressures that elite athletes can bear.

Hyper-competitive parents, ruthless coaching, and lack of mental health education are challenges that athletes face at any level of competition. We'll talk with experts about these challenges, their consequences, and their solutions. 

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As the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea continue, cybersecurity officials have been combating hackers and other cyberattacks. We'll take a look at who's been targeted, who's potentially behind these attacks, and what is being done to prevent further breaches.

We'll also take a look at how search engines are influenced by our own prejudices.

The Pressures of Being an Athlete

Feb 12, 2018
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The 23rd Olympic Winter Games are underway in South Korea.  Today, we discuss the pressures that elite athletes can bear.

Hyper-competitive parents, ruthless coaching, and lack of mental health education are challenges that athletes face at any level of competition. We'll talk with experts about these challenges, their consequences, and their solutions. 

Pyeongchang takes center stage of the sporting world on Friday, hosting elite athletes for the Winter Olympics and hoping to raise its profile as a winter resort destination. But if you had never heard of Pyeongchang before now, you're not alone.

When Matt and Becca Hamilton are on the ice together, it's pure chemistry. The brother and sister compete in curling, the "roaring game" where players take turns lunging down a sheet of ice, pushing a 44-pound rock.