INFOGRAPHIC: The Physics Of Olympic Bodies Explore the physical laws that shape elite athletes, past and present.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Physics Of Olympic Bodies

Olympians from the 1912 games seem a bit shorter, a bit scrawnier, a bit more ... average. Over the past century, elite athletes' bodies have changed a lot, and this evolution has been propelled by the laws of physics.