Monday, July 30, 2012
How Science Can Be Used To Predict Which Olympic Events Will Be The Most Exciting To Watch
You can't watch everything, so let an analysis of physics data guide you to this summer's most competitive events.
The Olympics represent something very special in the culture of sport, but from a viewing perspective they are a logistical nightmare. Multiple events play out at the same time, forcing you to pick and choose between your favorite events. Where will the next dazzling, record-breaking performance take place? Will someone rob Usain Bolt of his 100-meter record? Will there be a Kerri Strug moment in the gym? There's no way to to tune into the Games with absolute certainty that you'll see something historic, but Steve Haake thinks you can increase your chances. Science can tell us where we’re most likely to see the closest competitions or record-breaking performances, and where we’re least likely to see anything exciting at all.
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My Comment: Women's beach volleyball is where all the action is. :)