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It isn’t Olympians who have evolved. It’s sports.

Watch any Olympic competition from the early 1900s and compare it to the Olympics today, and it’s obvious that Olympians are only improving in their game. But it’s not that humans have evolved into a superior form better suited for sports. Watch the video above to understand what’s helped Olympians become more swift and more powerful.

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