High Speed Tracking Techniques Help U.S. Swim Team

High Speed Tracking Techniques Help U.S. Swim Team 

  Special device built to analyze a swimmer’s thrust (triangular structure, right) can help swimmer’s stroke.

Around the time that the swimwear company Speedo was calling on NASA scientists to help create the now famous LZR Racer suit–an enhanced skin that many people credit for more than a dozen world records broken by swimmers so far this week in Beijing–a scientist in New York began working on a different tool for the swimmer’s armory.

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Does Viagra Give an Athlete an Edge?

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You can always spot the Viagra athletes because they like to show off

Athletes looking for a performance boost are increasingly turning to a little blue pill more usually taken for its off-the-field benefits: Viagra.

Some sports authorities say the drug is now finding a following among athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency is currently studying Viagra’s effects in athletes but hasn’t yet banned it. Experts are divided over whether it actually offers athletes an edge.

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