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Discoverthe various players involved in hosting the Summer Olympics. Explore materialsfrom USC Libraries
that showcase the diversity in the Olympic games,
not only from the athletic side, but from every field of industry. Examine past games hosted in Los Angeles and envision how YOU will contribute to the 2028 Olympic games.
The London Olympic and Paralympic Games was a ‘mega project’ that involved around 80,000 people just on the construction alone. The project transformed Stratford (a run-down area of east London) into a 2.5 km2 Olympic Park with facilities that include an athletics stadium, an aquatics centre, a velodrome and a BMX track.
This spread from Science magazine discusses five questions about the intersection of scientific and technological innovation and the 2008 Olympics games and its athletes: What is the impact of illegal doping? Will Beijing’s notoriously polluted air cause a drop in performance? Does lowering the core body temperature before competition help athletes perform better? Does modern gear offer a competitive edge? Do brain scans hold the key to a successful strategy?