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17 Historic Patents That Made Winter Olympic Sports Possible

You might not expect the United States Patent and Trademark Office to be as excited about the Winter Olympics as it is. But this month, the USPTO is releasing historic patents that reveal how winter sports emerged. So, who invented the snowboard? Read More >>

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Subtle Snowy Camo Pattern Helps US Skiers Cheat Their Way Down Bumpy Moguls Runs

We've already seen (or haven't) the nearly invisible waterproof zippers that Columbia introduced on its sportswear designed for various Olympians competing at Sochi. But the uniforms designed specifically for the US moguls ski team have another hard-to-spot feature that could let them cheat give them a small advantage in competition. Read More >>

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A Guide to the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Insanity

Whether you're watching for the noble pageantry or to mock the outlandish getups forced upon the athletes, the opening ceremonies are always the best part of the Olympics. Here's what you should watch out for—besides the bathrooms. Read More >>