Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will play a vital role in many of the sports on view at the Olympic Games this summer. The following links give a flavour of how STEM has helped in a number of major advances in a range of sports.
Gresham Lectures (Professor John D Barrow FRS, University of Cambridge)
Cutting edge 2012: The research behind sport
The Olympic countdown: A matter of maths and science
Submitted by Donald Eastwood on