Science, Not Muscle, Driving Many Olympic Wins

By Angela Charlton – Much as we’d like to, no one today can pretend that the Olympics — or any sport, for that matter — is just about exceptional physical ability anymore.

“Absolutely every little thing you can do counts, when a sport measures to the 1000th of a second,” says American luger Matt Mortensen. “The suit, the shoes, the helmet, good position, aerodynamics, everything.”

The U.S. luge team, less well-funded than more popular sports like snowboarding and without the government funding that some other countries’ teams enjoy, had been falling behind in luge before BMW and Dow Chemical stepped in with money and expertise. more>



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