Admit it. You'll spend two weeks camped in front of the tube for the Winter Olympics, but when it comes to ice and snow sports, you can't tell a triple Axel from a hit-and-roll. Here are a few sites that can help you become a more plugged-in winter-sports fan.
This site is devoted to a sport that dates back to the Vikings and is much more than a cafeteria-tray thrill ride.
Check out this San Francisco museum's Science of Hockey link, which outlines the mechanics of starting, stopping and slap shooting on ice and describes how quickly a goalie reacts to a speeding puck.
Not sure of the difference between the hog line and the tee line? This site devoted to all things curling should sweep away any confusion.
Slide to the Winter Sports Foundation's site (left) for descriptions of most Nagano events, plus details on where you can go in the U.S. to brave the cold and try everything from bobsledding to the biathlon.
sites we'd like to see
Chat room for young guns left off NBA All-Star rosters.
Casey Martin's home page.