Big Data Not Doping: How The U.S. Olympic Women’s Cycling Team Competes On Analytics

Sports and data analytics are becoming fast friends, and their relationship is a topic I’ve explored before. Another example I recently came across is how the U.S. women’s cycling team TISI NaN% used analytics to leap from underdog status to silver medalists at the 2012 London Olympics.

The team was struggling when it turned to Sky Christopherson for help. Christopherson was a former Olympian cyclist and broke a world record in the over 35s 200m velodrome sprint a decade after retiring as a professional athlete. He had done this using a training regime he designed himself, based on data analytics and originally inspired by the work of cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol.

Author: Bernard Marr

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