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Science, not muscle, drives many Olympic wins

February 13, 2014
By ANGELA CHARLTON , Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season.

 
 
 

 

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