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HOW SPECTACULARADVANCES IN SCIENCEAND TECHNOLOGYBENEFIT SPORTThe effects of scientific developments canbe felt in sport at every level. New knowledgegives athletes a better understanding oftheir bodies and their limitations, whiletargeted research is helping create newmaterials. State-of-the-art audiovisual andcomputer-generated programmes assist in training, refereeing and umpiring, while also making sport more enjoyable forspectators. This interactive exhibition at TheOlympic Museum in Lausanne gives visitorsa simple, spectacular and light-hearted lookat what goes on behind the scenes insports science and technology, at the sametime reminding them of the one aspect thatprogress cannot change - it is first andforemost the athletes themselves who driveperformance. Full of discoveries andscience made simple for non-specialists,Athletes & Sciencewas designed in closecollaboration with the University ofLausanne (UNIL), Lausanne Polytechnic(EPFL) and Omega.Here's what those who helped set up theexhibition say about it:The way in which sports science develops isunique because performance-orientatedathletes are often the first to approve andadopt new a technology. The relationshipbetween human beings and technology iscrucial to sport. It can influence performance,but any innovation must remain within thebounds of fairness and safety.Professor Jan-Anders MÃ¥nson,Laboratoryof Composite and Polymer Technology,EPFL, President International Academy ofSports ScienceExhibitions are an effective means ofexplaining complex phenomena anddevelopments. Sport is a driving force fortechnological development because differentdisciplines call upon a wide range ofscientific knowledge. Using the athlete asour starting point, planning the exhibitiongave us the opportunity to consider thecontributions of the many people involved in sport, to identify the tools they use, toexamine approaches they adopt and theknowledge they acquire. Pascal Vuillomenet,Deputy Director,Innovation and Development, EPFLIn taking part in this exhibition the Laboratoryfor Design of Mechanical Systems willunveilits contribution to improving materials. Ourvibration analysis process is helpful not onlyto athletes but to participants in all sports,especially snowboarding. From the design ofspecific processes to the creation of newmaterials, from the laboratory to tests on thepiste, the measurement of vibrations enablescompetitors to gain those vital hundredths. Dr Alain Schorderet,Deputy Director,Laboratory for Design of MechanicalSystems EPFL18OLYMPIC REVIEWAs Athletes & Sciencewasspecifically intended to beinteractive, the organisers issuevisitors with a PerformanceNotebook in which to record theresults of tests carried out duringtheir visit, such as height, weight,fat mass, etc. They will also be ableto pedal an exercise bike at 374metres (the altitude of Lausanne)and then at 1,800 metres (thealtitude of Colorado Springs (USA),and to test their visual acuity,memory, reflexes and reaction time.Visitors can take part in otherexperiments that do not feature inthe Performance Notebook. The aimof all these tests is to find outwhich visitors have the makings of a champion.Right and below TheAthletes & Scienceexhibition examineshow scientificdevelopments aredriving athleticperformanceATHLETES &SCIENCE

Until 1 August 2010 Movements of LightSports photography. Until 13 March 2011Athletes & ScienceHow science andtechnology benefit sport.13 June, 25September, 17 October & 7 November 2010Scientific SundaysCoinciding with the Athletes & Science exhibition:take a tour with an expert guide, visit the lab and meet the scientists or watch a videoremix. Enjoy one or all three experiencesin a row.4 July 20105th Mini-Stars RelayOne of the key eventsat the Athletissimameeting in Lausanne. 5 September 2010Sunday ConcertPianist ChristianChamorel gives arecital of works byChopin and Liszt. 25 September 201010th Night of theMuseums More than twentyLausanne museumsstage exciting eventsfrom 2pm to 2am. Sometimes, a son becomes a farmer or a bakerbecause that's what his father did. But it's rathermore unusual for both father and son to beOlympians.That's what happened in the Canadian Wrightfamily, who have been passionate about sport forthree generations. And the Wrights aren't simplysports enthusiasts - a grandfather, his son anddaughter-in-law and his two grandsons have allrepresented Canada at the Olympic Games.Between them, they competed in five Olympiads:1932, 1964, 1972, 1976 and 2008. In all those76 years, their enthusiasm never waned!At the 1932 Los Angeles Games, HaroldWright competed in the 4 x 100 metre relay, butjust missed the podium by finishing in anhonourable fourth place. His son Lee chose fieldhockey and played for Canada in Tokyo in 1964and in Montreal in 1976. His wife Thelma ran inthe 1,500 metres at the 1972 Munich Gameswhere she came fifth and in Montreal in 1976where she finished eighth. The couple's two sonsplayed field hockey in 2008 at the Beijing Gameswhere the Canadian team came tenth.Anthony Wright recently made a donation toThe Olympic Museum on behalf of the wholefamily. It includes photos, press cuttings andvarious documents relating to his "Grandpa" andhis parents, as well as the complete kit worn byhim and his brother Philip in Beijing.Asked if he knows of any other families wherefather and son have competed in the OlympicGames, he said: "Yes, there is definitely one, theKellers of Germany. If I remember rightly, they arefield hockey players. The father was at the Gamesat the same time as my father and Philip and Iwere in Beijing with the son."Ervin Keller (1905-1971) was a German fieldhockey player, who won a silver medal at the1936 Berlin Games. His son Carsten, born in1939, was a member of the gold medal-winningWest German team at the Munich Games of1972. Three of Carsten's children all played hockey at international level and all three competed in the Olympic Games. In 2008 in Beijing, Florian, born in 1981, won gold for Germany.Above and left Anthony Wright made a donation to The Olympic MuseumAbove One the of the pictures on display inthe 'Movements of Light'exhibitionMOVEMENTS OF LIGHTSome of the pictures in this exhibition resemblepaintings and none of them have much to do withphotography. Nevertheless, every image is theproduct of the photographic process, the effect oflight on photosensitive paper, with no retouching or computer manipulation.The photos of the Olympic Games give no clue to the athlete's identity. They have becomeanonymous figures. Here we see sport in its most universal form, devoid of any objective orindividualistic considerations. Christian Rizk andJulie Audic are Franco-Lebanese artists. Bothtrained as architects and in 1998 were awardedMonbukagakusho Scholarships by the Japanesegovernment to study in Japan, where they developed an original approach, which they called"intensive photography". Running a whole series of experiments, they created their very own photographic technique based on slow shutterspeed and reverse chroming, i.e. printing directfrom the negative without passing through the positive print stage. There is no retouching, whatwe see is undisguised reality. The aim of "intensive photography" is to turnaway from the rational, identifiable reproductionseen by the human eye and reach out to the limits of abstraction. OLYMPIC REVIEW19CALENDARTHREEGENERATIONSOFOLYMPIANS