The Lab demonstrates how science and technology play a role in maximizing an athlete’s performance in training and competition. The space highlights technological advancements in equipment, rehabilitation and recovery methods and showcases the importance of clean sport.
The Lab explains how Olympic and Paralympic athletes have benefited from changes in technology, with artifacts including the gold spike that sprinter Michael Johnson wore at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games where he won the 200- and 400-meter gold medals. Other items on display include Amanda McGrory’s racing wheelchair and track and field athlete Scout Bassett’s prosthetic leg.
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