The UCI hour rule change, a record resurgent?

After a quiet period of nearly a decade, the UCI’s ‘cycling hour record’ has been making news again over the past year. In February, the time trial powerhouse Fabian Cancellara announced that he would attempt the record in August — an amazing opportunity to see how a cyclist of the modern era stacks up against legends such […]

Top 5 olympic sports that have been influenced by technology. No 4

Number 4 in our top 5 has been awarded to textile advances in swimming. This is a fairly controversial inclusion; it is often used as an example of technological doping. I.e. cheating through the use of technology. However, looking back over the history of swimming, I’m almost 100% certain that none of the swimmers lining […]

What makes an Olympic skin suit so special?

  The next question in our ‘Ask a Sports Engineer’ series tackles some of the cutting edge equipment that is used across a wide range of sports: the skin suit. Nađa Higl wearing a Jaked swimsuit at the 2010 European Aquatics Championships in Budapest When talking about skin suits we are referring to the tight, […]