• Speed Skaters Have to Wear Glasses on the Ice Because They're Moving *That* Fast

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    As the name would suggest, speed skating is one of the fastest events at the Winter Olympics. And while speed-skating athletes don't have to contend with the elements in the same way that other Olympians do, they still need special equipment to perform their best, including protective eye gear.
    Why goggles when you're not navigating snow? According to NBC Olympics , speed skaters wear glasses or goggles to protect their eyes from the wind created by their fast-paced skating. The glasses also help them to see more clearly as they whip around the rink. Because they move so quickly through...
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