Angela Charlton

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Science, not muscle, aids many Sochi wins

Feb 14, 2014

Science, not muscle, aids many Sochi wins

Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That is 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 ...