The 2014 Olympics: The science behind the games by You Are Here From WERS published on 2014-02-23T22:05:41Z The 22nd Winter Olympic games opened a little more than a week ago. You’ve probably seen at least a few minutes of the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia or maybe you’ve seen some of the coverage: journalists tweeting from their hotel rooms about construction, water shortages and stray dogs. In the weeks leading up to the games, the Russian government faced criticism for their disapproval of homosexuality. It wasn’t a pretty picture. First on You Are Here, reporter Aidan Connelly talks to Russians in Boston about the international media storm centered on Sochi, and what it’s like to observe the games from abroad, with an insider’s perspective. Next, we’ll look at how the Olympics ended up in Sochi in the first place when reporter Tom Little takes a look at what it might be like if the Olympics were held in Boston. Throughout the show you’ll hear from a number of athletes some of whom got their start right here. Reporter Alexandria Ellison talks to our New England Olympians. The Olympic games themselves date back to Ancient Greece, but the first Winter Olympics weren’t held until 1924 in France.Throughout the past, almost, century a lot has changed about the way we play the games. Amanda Beland reports on the new, sometimes extreme additions. To close the show, we’ll take a look at how the games have evolved and how athletes spend years preparing for just a few seconds or minutes. Bridget Morawski explores the science behind the games.