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Fuel to Train Like an Olympian

Whether you're a casual gym-goer, college athlete or an Olympic athlete, the food one eats plays an important role in his or her ability to accomplish fitness goals. Many college and professional athletes have access to dietitians and experts who plan and prepare their meals. Discover how to dish up a meal to fuel Olympians (and Olympians at Heart)!

Winter Olympics, We Hear You

From the opening and closing ceremonies to the events themselves, music is used in competition on the ice, fills the slopes and bobsled center, and often brings a tear to the eye of even the most hardened champion on the medal podium. UK musicology alumnus John Michael McCluskey shares with UKNow the various ways he hears how music plays its part in the Winter Olympics.

Representing the Red, White and "see blue."

When the UK cheerleading squad hits the sidelines in February, they are usually shouting, “C-A-T-S!” This month, however, they are yelling “U-S-A!” and entertaining crowds and supporting athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. USA Cheer is part of a seven-country delegation invited by the Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee to provide crowd support at the Olympic Games.

UK Students Get Glimpse of Home While Watching the Winter Olympics

Over the past two weeks, millions of people worldwide have gathered around televisions to watch athletes across the world compete for their respective countries in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. For University of Kentucky students Beeson Shin and Wonjin Kim, watching the games is getting a glimpse of home.

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How is an Olympian's Heart Different?

It's common knowledge that exercise is good for our muscles. Regular workouts help tone the muscle we have and build more muscle on top of that. But the heart is a muscle too. An athlete's heart adapts to meet the increased demand for oxygen-rich blood, but changes aren't the same for every type of athlete. Watch this video to see how an Olympian's heart differs from the typical heart.

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UK Freshman Shares What It's Like to be an Olympian

As the world watches the 2018 Winter Olympics, many at home find themselves wondering what it’s like to be an Olympian. UKNow sat down with Olympian and UK freshman Sydney McLaughlin, who recently graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. She competed in the 400-meter hurdles competition in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

UK's Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI)

The Olympics celebrates all things sport, and medalists are widely considered the "ultimate athlete." But the special operations forces of the U.S. military experience similar physical and mental challenges. UK's Sports Medicine Research Institute works with athletes of all skill levels and the tactical athletes of the U.S. military to improve performance and reduce injury.

Simidele "Simi" Adeagbo makes history as Nigeria's first female skeleton athlete

UK Grad Sleighs Expectations, Makes History at Olympics

This month, University of Kentucky alumna Simidele "Simi" Adeagbo makes history as Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete, Africa’s first female skeleton Olympian and the first black female skeleton Olympian. Her story could arguably be one of the best comebacks in sports.

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Olympic Team Doctor Serves Athletes, Patients at UK Sports Medicine

In 1992, at the Olympic games in Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland served as a team doctor, primarily working with members of the women’s basketball team and the gymnastics team. She was also the first female to serve as team physician for a Division I football team. Ireland joined the UK Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in 2008.

Blue Goes For The Gold in Pyeongchang

From Feb. 9 to Feb. 25, the games of the 23rd Winter Olympiad will be held in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. But at this Olympics, Blue will be going for the Gold, too, and that means you get the opportunity to go along for the ride. Be sure to follow along on all of our social media channels by looking for #olympiCats.

A Voice Familiar to Big Blue Nation and the World

Tom Hammond, a 1967 graduate of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is in a familiar seat for the 2018 Winter Olympics: calling ice skating. In Pyeongchang, South Korea, Hammond will be the lead commentator for speed skating for NBC Sports alongside former Olympian Joey Cheek.

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UK Experts Talk Sports Marketing, Olympics

Scott Kelley, associate dean for undergraduate affairs in UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, and Jason Schlafer, UK’s executive associate athletics director and chief revenue officer discuss sports marketing, how it has evolved in regard to the Olympics and how it has changed the spectator’s relationship with sports, both on and off the field.