With the 2014 Winter Olympics wrapping up this week, it’s time for me to weigh in on the technology that's as much a part of the show as the athletes' struggle for gold.
Although not much tech at this year’s games was worth talking about, as an engineer I still found myself marveling at the engineering know-how that goes into the sport of curling or what it takes to make the bobsled go even faster across a hairpin turn. Since the first Olympics were broadcast in the 1930s, more and more technology has been poured into the cameras that capture the games and broadcast them to the world -- first on film and now in real time to the televisions networks and the Internet.
With the next Winter Olympics now four years away, here are the six technologies that caught my attention at Sochi.
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