The University of British Columbia has more than 20 experts available to comment on the Sochi Games, from security to sports science. Click for full list.
Decoding the thirst for victory: What drives an athlete to take home the gold? And what happens when when we lose? Sociologist Francesco Duina explores our primal fascination with Olympic winning and losing.
Putin’s Games: What do the Sochi Games say about Russia’s past and future? Politics expert Lisa Sundstrom examines the thorny issues facing President Vladimir Putin and his government, including security challenges posed by homegrown terrorists.
Games security: From bomb threats to cyber attacks, security expert Allen Sens explains the complex threats facing the Sochi Games.
How Stalin paved way for Sochi Games: Anne Gorsuch details the colourful history of the seaside town of Sochi, a paradoxical place of healing and excess.
The LGBT struggle in Sochi: Will the Games advance gay rights in Russia? Do athletes have a responsibility to speak out against human rights violations? Law specialist Margot Young follows Olympic human rights issues.
Gold standard: As Team Canada’s Chief Medical Officer, UBC doctor Bob McCormack is helping Canadian athletes to peak at the right time – and get on the podium.
Click here for a full list of experts, including several who will attend the games. Future stories will cover the Paralympics, sustainability and the engineering of sports equipment.