Thu., January 23, 2014 8:45pm (EST)

Welcome To The Edge: NPR's Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Blog
By Bill Chappell
Updated: 7 months ago

Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. NPR will bring you the most interesting things we see and learn from the 2014 Winter Olympics. The first events are on Feb. 6, one day before the opening ceremony.
Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. NPR will bring you the most interesting things we see and learn from the 2014 Winter Olympics. The first events are on Feb. 6, one day before the opening ceremony.
Today marks the start of The Edge, a blog hosting NPR's coverage of the Sochi Winter Games. The Edge is about the journeys Olympic athletes take to get better. From skaters to skiers, no two journeys are alike. But they all end at the same place: in competition. And many of them are fascinating.

As we've prepared for the games that begin on Feb. 6 in just two weeks NPR has been following many stories of athletes and equipment, of money and security.

During the 17 days of the Olympics, we'll bring you the most interesting things we see and learn and we hope you tell us what you're seeing, too. You can follow us on Twitter, and you can also track your favorites on our handy list of U.S. and other Olympians.

We've collected some of our recent stories, to give you a sense of what's to come:

7 Facts And 3 GIFs: Hellooo Curling

A Baby Didn't Bump These Moms Out Of Competition

Golden Or Not? Tell Us What You Think Of New U.S. Olympic Uniforms

Twin Toilets In Sochi: Some Wonder Why That's A Big Deal

Zen And The Art Of Snowboarding: Jamie Anderson Goes To Sochi

How Will NBC Cover Gay Issues During Sochi Olympics?

Online Donors Send Jamaican Bobsled Team To Sochi

Aerial Skiing Is A Game Of Skill And Strategy

As the Olympics get going in earnest, our stories will come from two main sources: NPR's reporting team that's going to Sochi, and our U.S. staff. That means that in addition to events in Russia, we'll be sure to touch on how we're watching the games and following them online.

If you're still thirsting for stories about the Olympics and can't wait for the Opening Ceremony, here's more of the people and events we've covered in recent weeks:

U.S. Biathlete Gives Up Olympic Spot To Her Twin Sister

For A Better Bobsled, Team USA Turns To Race Cars

Lake Placid: An Incubator For Winter Olympians

Is The Color of Hockey Changing?

After Tragedy At 2010 Games, Sochi Slows Down The Sled Track

Sibling Snowboarders Hope To Reach Olympics At The Same Time

31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors

Sochi-Bound Brian Hansen Maintains Speedskating Routine

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