Latest Speedo too high tech for Olympics

Even we didn’t guess it would be this good.

When I wrote last month about Speedo’s latest swimsuit — an extremely high-tech full-body wonder — three world records had already been broken by LZR-clad swimmers. Coincidence? Maybe.

But, after eight more records fell in the past month, the suit is causing some serious waves.

Officials from the International Swimming Federation (FINA, the sport’s governing body), want to speak with Speedo next week. With the Olympics looming you can expect the terms ‘unfair advantage’ and ‘performance enhancing’ to show up on the agenda.

Nevertheless, this argument is nothing new and with each iteration of suits, records have fallen. Everyone in the sport knows today’s top performances can’t be compared to those from decades ago, a point Speedo VP Stuart Isaac conceded in our conversation last month. (link)

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