SCIENCE & OLYMPICS

A sere by ELISABETH SCHERRER & EMILIE GARCIA
PRODUCED BY BONNE PIOCHE
4x52′ 4K HD
In production

Synopsis

Let your viewer explore the science, engineering and technology that are helping athletes maximize their performance for the next Olympics. Show them how top swimmers are learning to master the basics of fluid dynamics through the observation of shrimps.

The quest to win in the Olympics demand an incredible amount of preparation time and effort on the part of the athlete. The coach makes most of the decisions concerning how to prepare them but sometimes they need help to increase the likelihood of success. To this purpose, special scientific programs are working to optimize athletic performance.

By the same creative team of Science vs Terrorism, this 4-parts will have access to the labs and training sessions around the world, where scientists measure and analyze performances, friction, materials, interactions with the ground… in order to define the best movement and design the most adapted equipment.

While aiming to increase the number of medals, these studies can produce other benefits. In weightlifting, knowing how the muscle fibers work is key to improving their development, and can also help to identify muscle disorders at an early stage…

Beware! any sport is concerned…