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What’s making athletes faster, better, stronger: David Epstein at TED2014What’s making athletes faster, better, stronger: David Epstein at TED2014

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The Olympic motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” or, in English, “Faster, higher, stronger.” And as sports science reporter David Epstein points out from the TED2014 stage, “Athletes have fulfilled that motto — and they’ve done so rapidly.” Epstein investigates why it is that, year upon year, runners, swimmers, gymnasts, basketball players and so many others […]

Culture

5 great TED Talks for athletes5 great TED Talks for athletes

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

The world of athletics is brutal. Athletes put themselves through grueling workout schedules and intense competitions, pushing their bodies and minds to the limit. But because part of being an athlete is constantly going up against (and sometimes with) faster, stronger and/or younger competitors, by far the hardest test any athlete faces is their internal […]

Entertainment

London 2012 Paralympics get a little help from 3 TED speakersLondon 2012 Paralympics get a little help from 3 TED speakers

Posted By Morton Bast

The 2012 Paralympic Games are underway in London, and several TED speakers are right there on the front lines. During Wednesday night’s dazzling Opening Ceremony, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking took the stage to expound on the evening’s theme of Enlightenment. “What is it,” he asked, as the performers around him brought Big Bang imagery to life, “that […]

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12 powerful talks from Olympians and Paralympians12 powerful talks from Olympians and Paralympians

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The Opening Ceremony for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi takes place today, which means that — over the next few weeks — we’ll all be watching a steady diet of hockey, skiing and figure skating. To get you in the Olympic spirit, watch these powerful TED and TEDx Talks from Olympians and Paralympians. We […]