Artist Honors Amazing Athletes
Bram Vanhaeren created a really beautiful set of illustrations meant to honor Olympians of the past.
These images are simple and beautiful. Check them out!
See even more of Bram's work here.
Edwin was an American track and field gold medalist in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races) and set the world record in his event four times.
Allyson is a track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for the United States, primarily in the 200 meters. She has won many medals, including the gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympics as a member of the women's 4 x 400 meters team.
Olympics in London Weren't Always So Glamorous
In 1948, the Summer Olympics were held in London.
These were the first official games held in 12 years due to WWII.
At the time, these games were held at the best facilities in the world and the Olympians were treated like royalty.
It's kind of funny how different our standards are today.
Torch-bearer, John Mark, arrives at opening ceremony. He was the last of the runners bringing the Olympic flame from Greece and he arrived at Wembley Stadium for the opening ceremony.
'Decathlon Reflections.' Umm, those are some crazy puddles on the track!
Work in progress at the "Olympic Village." This is where the Olympians stayed during the competition, fancy!
The interior of one of the finished huts which housed eight athletes. I guess you really got to know your neighbor.
Alistair McCorquodale, who finished 4th in the 100 meters final, seen taking it easy, in one of the Olympic Villages.
There have been stunt men around for a long time. We have seen people walking across Niagara Falls on a tight rope, fly off buildings with man-made flying contraptions, and much more!
One daredevil, known as "Human Squirrel," was a stunt man from the early 1900s. He often climbed incredibly high altitudes in order to to raise money for War Relief Funds during World War I.
Check out the picture of him climbing a tight rope in Times Square.
I don't think I would be be smiling that much if I were climbing!
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The Science Behind Designing a Smarter Pool
The London Aquatics Center designed for the 2012 Olympics has one of the most technologically advanced pools in the entire world.
Apparently, when there are a lot of swimmers in a pool at once, it is very difficult to swim extremely fast.
The waves created from each person creates energy that pushes the swimmers around, creating a slightly slower swimming time.
To minimize these waves, engineers have altered the pool's bottom, sides, and even the swimming lanes so that the waves can be absorbed into the pool itself.
This will allow each swimmer to reach their maximum swimming speed.
Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation
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