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Curious about how those incredible athletes manage such amazing feats? NBC Learn has teamed up with the National Science Foundation to produce Science of the Olympic Winter Games, a 16-part video series that explores the science behind individual Olympic events.

The series includes these topics:

Science of the Winter Olympics: Air Lift

U.S. hopefuls Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong, along with NSF-funded scientists Paul Doherty, and physicist George Tuthill explain principles of physics that are used to get high scores in the long jumps.