Hundredths of a second. That's what makes a difference between a gold
and a silver medal at the Olympics and that's where aerodynamics kicks in.
The NRC supported the Canadian athletes for the last 50 years.
It all started in the 1970's with the crazy Canucks; the team
for alpine skiers that came in the wind tunnel.
And then in the 80's we have helped
ski jumping, bobsleigh,
just before the Olympics that were in Calgary.
During the last four years leading to the next Olympics in Pyeongchang,
the National Research Council has helped four different sports:
alpine skiing, long track
speed skating, luge and also ski-cross Canada.
For all those sports we have done a lot of testing
to try to optimize the aerodynamics
by reducing the drag. One thing that we have done is to
develop the speed skating suit
by playing on different fabrics to help reduce the drag
with different textures and porosity
and I'm proud to say that I'm helping all the Canadian athletes
to reach their maximum potential at the Olympics.
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