NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 18, 2004
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(Athens: Brian Williams) The withdrawal from the Olympic Games of Greek athletes Kostas Kenteris & Katerina Thanou in a controversy over drug testing, and the defeats of US tennis players Andy Roddick & Venus Williams noted.
(Athens: Dennis Murphy) The science behind some of the Olympic sports featured; details given of a computer program called DartSwim designed to analyze swimming events, altitude training and an adidas shoe that changes its shape while an athlete is running. [USA Swimming John WALKER- comments.] [USOC sports science Dr. Peter DAVIS- says every rock has to be overturned for success.] [Triathlete Laura REBACK- comments on sleeping in a tent that simulates mountain oxygen levels.] [Colorado Altitude Training Larry KUTT- responds to questions about whether altitude training is a high-tech version of blood doping.]
(Athens: Brian Williams) Today’s results reviewed.
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