The Lab demonstrates how science and technology play a role in maximizing an athlete’s performance in training and competition. This gallery highlights technological advancements in equipment, rehabilitation and recovery methods and showcases the importance of clean sport.
Do you ever wonder how athletes are able to go so fast? In the Lab, guests learn some of the secrets behind Team USA’s specialized technology, including the science behind swimsuit and speedskating fabrics, as well as why some athletes wear that strange tape all over their bodies.
What goes into being an Olympic and Paralympic shoemaker? A lot! Elite athletes are often among the first to benefit from advances in technology and design. As part of this exhibit, the Lab explains just how far Nike went to develop track spikes for sprinters.