Nike's Specially Designed Track Spikes Helped a Double Amputee Sprint…

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius just ran in the Olympics. Unlike his competitors he did it as a below-the-knee amputee, using Ossür's Flex-Foot Cheetah legs. But he also faced a unique challenge that his competitors didn't have to consider—how do you get track spikes on your prosthetics? » 8/09/12 5:20pm 8/09/12 5:20pm

Here's Why We'll Hear Those Tennis Grunts at the London Olympics

The thwack of an arrow hitting a target. The splash of a swimmer diving into the pool. The clap of a sprinter's feet hitting the track. Those are some of the noises you'll hear broadcast through your TV when the London Olympics kick off next Friday. But you're not just hearing those signature sounds of sport… » 7/18/12 12:00pm 7/18/12 12:00pm

Biometric Testing for Workers on London Olympics Building Site

Over 100,000 construction workers on the 2012 Olympics venue in London will be subjected to biometric tests while they build the site. The two-tier system will scan hands and faces, and should be up and running by June this year, when work starts on the 50-acre site. And these measures, part of the $700 million… » 3/05/08 6:53am 3/05/08 6:53am