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2012-08-13 11:28:07

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the athletes head home, as the temporary venues are closed down and life returns to normal in the British capital, the London Olympics are now just history. For London, the third time was the charm, as the city previously hosted the games in 1908 and again 40 years later in 1948. Many records were broken while many dreams failed to be achieved. In the pool, Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands broke the women´s 100 meter...

Animals Make Strong Olympic Contenders
2012-07-30 14:49:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the medal race unfolds, a recent article in the Veterinary Record points out that an Olympic squad put forth by the animal kingdom would outcompete every nation on Earth. Perhaps in honor of his country´s hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games, Professor Craig Sharp from Brunel University highlights both wild and selectively-bred ℠sport´ animals that would be the class of certain competitions being held in London....

2012-04-04 20:32:29

Usain Bolt can achieve faster running times with no extra effort on his part or improvement to his fitness, according to a study published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Cambridge Professor of Mathematical Sciences John D. Barrow illustrates how, based on concrete mathematical evidence, Bolt can cut his world record from 9.58 seconds to 9.45. Usain Bolt holds the current 100m world record, at 9.58s, and has...

2010-12-23 01:57:51

When will runners and swimmers reach their physical limit Running and swimming records are broken again and again at almost every international athletics event. But, can human performance continue to improve indefinitely? Will runners continue to accelerate off the starting blocks and reach the finish line in faster and faster times? Will swimmers always be able to dive into the record books with a quicker kick? Writing in the International Journal of Applied Management Science, researchers...


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