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Olympic Games / Technology #762601

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.

Williams, Brian;
Murphy, Dennis

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