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Dead Heat in Olympic Trial Reveals Limitations in Finish-Line Tech

Dead Heat in Olympic Trial Reveals Limitations in Finish-Line Tech

In Olympic trials, tight races are decided by a photo finish. But on Saturday, June 23, runners Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh defeated the cameras to tie for third place in the Women’s 100 Meter Dash, calling the finish-line system into question. Is the technology used to judge Olympic competitions fast and precise enough to rank the top…

Olympic Social Media Guidelines Muzzle Athletes

Olympic Social Media Guidelines Muzzle Athletes

Media outlets are billing the upcoming London Summer Olympic Games as “the first social media Olympics.” That means athletes and coaches will be posting, tweeting, Facebooking and generally bringing fans closer to the action more than ever before. So why is the International Olympic Committee trying to censor participants? 

4 iPhone & iPad Apps for Summer Olympics

4 iPhone & iPad Apps for Summer Olympics

Only 35 days remain until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and apps for the iPhone and iPad that help you follow the fun are coming thick and fast. The heavyweights – NBC’s smartphone and tablet apps, which will offer streams of every event, aren’t yet available. However, other apps also have plenty to offer…