Credit Spooky Pooka, Wellcome Images under Creative Commons 2.0

Credit: Spooky Pooka, Wellcome Images under CC 2.0

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, no sporting event captures the world’s attention quite like the Olympics. Whether you’re boycotting the games in support of LGBT issues, or clinging to the edge of your chair with every clap of a speed skater’s blade, the Olympics are virtually impossible to ignore.

One of the more intriguing aspects of the Olympic Games is the science behind them. We hear about it every once in a while, when discussions about doping, prosthetics or speed skating suits surface in the ocean of media stories. But there’s much more science to the Olympics than you might imagine – and science bloggers have been busy telling these stories.

To see what some of those bloggers had to say, see the rest of this post that I co-wrote with Lisa Willemse over at Science Borealis.