The much-anticipated Sochi Winter Olympics Games are here, and soon the entire nation will be glued to their TVs cheering on Shaun White, Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of Team USA. While watching these athletes compete is entertaining in and of itself, knowing the academics behind the games can be just as fascinating.
In this infographic, we analyze the educational backgrounds of the top medal-producing countries and our favorite Team USA athletes. We also outline the physics behind some of the most popular Winter Olympic sports.
So join us in honoring the hard work, both physically and academically, these Olympians put into competing, and let the games begin!