Track & Field

A few of the Olympians pose for a photo upon their return to the U.S. after the 1936 Games. In the back row, on the far right is Tidye PIckett and third from the left is Louise Stokes.

Sports History Forgot About Tidye Pickett and Louise Stokes, Two Black Olympians Who Never Got Their Shot

Thanks to the one-two punch of racism and sexism, these two women were shut out of the hero’s treatment given to other athletes

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Why don’t sprinters start with a pistol anymore? They’re too fast

The classic starting gun leaves too much margin of error, so London has switch to an electronic beep.

Can you predict how fast these women will run the 100m hurdles? Math might.

How to Win Money by Predicting the Olympics

Statistics could help predict just how fast athletes will run and swim at this summer's Olympics

The 400 meter race on 1984 Olympic track

The Science Behind London Olympics’ “Springy” Track

When the athletes hit the track at this summer's Olympic games, they'll be stepping onto a surface as finely tuned as they are

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Does Double-Amputee Oscar Pistorius Have an Unfair Advantage at the 2012 Olympic Games?

Science shows that Pistorius uses less energy than his competitors, raising questions about whether or not he should allowed to compete in London