olympics 2012

Nike’s Specially Designed Track Spikes Help Double Amputee Sprint In London

Nike’s Specially Designed Track Spikes Help Double Amputee Sprint In London

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius just ran a race at the Olympics. Unlike his competitors, he did it as a below-the-knee amputee, using Ossür’s Flex-Foot Cheetah legs. But he also faced a unique challenge that his competitors didn’t have to consider — how do you get track spikes on your…

How US Troops Abroad Got Screwed Out Of Olympics Coverage

How US Troops Abroad Got Screwed Out Of Olympics Coverage

Men and women in uniform got the total shaft on Olympics coverage this year. Like everyone else, active duty members of the armed forces and other agencies overseas have to watch NBC’s infuriating tape-delayed broadcasts. Even if they’re on bases in Europe, where they could otherwise watch the events live…