The Winter Olympics Gear Guide

The New York Times has been doing a great job covering the 2014 Winter Olympics, but also a spectacular job of giving the games a bit more context. Their Interactive Stories help explain the details of the events, especially for ones that can feel a bit more cryptic. I also really enjoyed their gear guide that delves into some of the history of the equipment in different sports and compares them with their modern day counterparts. It’s interesting to see how homegrown some of the gear still remains. And look out for the flying squirrel farther down on the page. Lastly, don’t miss The Atlantic’s photo set: Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympics.