Do the 2018 Olympics prove athletes have peaked? – Tech in Sports Ep. 32

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including the British skeleton team’s high-tech suits, TSA PreCheck for Nets and Islanders fans, stretchable sensors, and more! Plus, your weekly concussion prevention technology update and a discussion about whether athletes have finally peaked.

Stories of the week:

  • Team USA women’s hockey wore motion-tracking sensors throughout the tournament
  • British Olympic skeleton team’s high tech suits that might be too good
  • innovation in the Canadian Olympic speedskating team’s uniforms
  • TSA PreCheck entrance at the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders’ Barclays Centre
  • Skydio unveils new autonomous AI-powered 4K drone for athletes
  • Smart ski pole grips being used by Team Canada, Switzerland, and Norway
  • Canadian athletes using Blue Block Glasses to improve their sleep at the Olympics
  • University of British Columbia has developed stretchable wearable sensors
  • Consumer report is encouraging parents and coaches to talk with their kids about concussion prevention

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Mandy is a lineup editor at CTV News. A former staffer at IT World Canada, she's now contributing as a part-time podcast host on Hashtag Trending. She is a Carleton University journalism graduate with extensive experience in the B2B market. When not writing about tech, you can find her active on Twitter following political news and sports, and preparing for her future as a cat lady.

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