Look closely and you'll find fascinating physics in the archery event: a wobbling arrow. The post The Physics Behind the Wild Wobble of Brady Ellison's Arrows appeared first on WIRED.
The twist is a rotational motion about an axis from head to feet. But how do you perform such a maneuver? Here are three ways. The post How Olympic Gymnasts Use Physics to Pull Off Those Crazy Twists appeared first on WIRED.
In swimming, humans try to achieve the greatest possible speed. However, the drag forces also depend on the speed. How much of an impact can small changes make? The post Wanna Swim Like Phelps? Take a Dive Into the Physics of Drag appeared first on WIRED.
The evidence shows that transgender women won’t outcompete other female athletes, says Yannis Pitsiladis, a member of the IOC’s scientific commission
Health experts aren't sure US rowers' fancy antimicrobial gear will do much to protect water athletes from nasty viruses and bacteria at the Olympics. The post The US Rowing Team’s Antimicrobial Suit Can’t Defeat Rio’s Polluted Water appeared first on WIRED.