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London Olympics: Advances in swimwear for athletes — and you
London Olympics: Advances in swimwear for athletes — and you

As swimmers go for the gold at the London Olympics, swimwear companies are ready to sell the latest Olympic-themed swimsuits back home. Recreational and competitive swimmers alike can benefit from the same technologies swimsuit manufacturers are using to help the likes of Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin (all sporting Speedos), and Matt Grevers, Nick Thoman, Ricky Berens, Ariana Kukors and Amanda Weir (all in Tyr). The controversial suits of the 2008 Olympics, which prompted accusations of "technological doping," are no longer allowed. Those suits led to record-breaking results but also resulted in new regulations on what is allowed in competitive swimwear from FINA,...

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