Math at the Winter Olympics

If you were paying attention, there was plenty of math at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea, like the degrees attributed to rotations for skiers and snowboarders (think Chloe Kim’s 1080 spins) or the hundredth of a second margin in a biathlon finish.

This fun piece on Alina Zagitova attributes her winning the gold medal in women’s figure skating to her mathematical calculations on the points attributed to jumps.

Countdown to 2022!

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