RC Cars Are the Javelin Errand Boys of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

Track and Field athletes will probably roll their eyes at me for this one, but still I have to say I was amazed to see this little four-wheeled RC car scurrying across the field last night during the men's 5,000 meter race carrying javelins, and dammit, I wanted to write about it. After a little digging, I discovered… » 8/24/08 4:00pm 8/24/08 4:00pm

Streamlined Speedo Swim Suit Is Too Slippery When Wet

Officials from the International Swimming Federation (aka FINA) want to speak with Speedo next week about their high-tech swimsuit. Seems the athletes who use the swimsuit are breaking all sorts of records and, with the Olympics coming up, FINA doesn't want anyone getting an unfair advantage. Unfortunately for FINA,… » 3/30/08 9:30pm 3/30/08 9:30pm