INFOGRAPHIC: The Physics Of Olympic Bodies

Aug 9, 2012
Originally published on October 30, 2015 6:35 pm

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.

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