Fencing, explained
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Fencing, explained

Most sports in the olympics are really pretty easy to watch. You cross a finish line, hit a target, jump the farthest, score a point. But fencing is different. It’s so incredibly fast and precise, that even after watching several matches, for the average viewer, it’s hard to understand exactly how a point was scored. […]

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The problem with sex testing in sports
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The problem with sex testing in sports

With a few seconds to go in the women’s 800 meters, the group of athletes was tightly packed. Then on the final straightaway Three years later, the South African runner was at a court appealing a ban that could keep her from defending her title at the next Olympics. She wasn’t being banned because she […]

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How ski warfare created biathlon
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How ski warfare created biathlon

This is biathlon. A timed ski race where you shoot at rifle ranges along the course. It’s awesome, but also kind of odd. There’s no other sport that combines athleticism and weaponry the same way. Although it’s popular in Europe, most Americans only know it from whatever James Bond movie that was. It’s For Your […]

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World’s Future MEGAPROJECTS
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World’s Future MEGAPROJECTS

Welcome to TDC. This is our mini-documentary on the most ambitious, fascinating infrastructure Megaprojects of the near future. The rulers of the United Arab Emirates have insane amounts of money to spend. Thanks to everyone’s thirst for oil, they’ve been on a construction spree unlike any the world has ever seen for such a small […]

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Baseball games are longer than ever. Here’s why.
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Baseball games are longer than ever. Here’s why.

Baseball players aren’t used to watching clocks. But that changes this season. Major League ballparks have installed timers for the commercial breaks between innings, requiring players to resume the game as soon as those clocks hit zero. It’s one of the small steps the league is taking to speed up the pace of play after […]

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How free games are designed to make money
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How free games are designed to make money

After Pokemon Go was released in the US, it took less than a day before it was making more money than all the other apps in both Apple’s and Google’s app stores. “It’s already earned $14 million in revenue since launching last Wednesday — not even a full week.” But users didn’t have to pay […]

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