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Aerodynamics of the Winter Olympics - Part One (Speed Skating)

January 29th, 2018, by Ben Brelje

The Olympics are about both training the human body to its highest potential and harnessing creative engineering to gain a competitive edge. At the Winter Olympics in particular, technology plays a key role in athletes' competitiveness. As I have time, I hope to write a quick post on how aerospace engineering principles apply to athletic performance at Winter Olympic sports. Today's topic: speed skating.

Full disclosure: I'm an aerodynamicist and a cyclist but I can barely skate. 

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