COLORADO SPRINGS - With about 2 months to go before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, United States athletes are using cutting edge technology at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to help give them that extra push for gold.
It’s the only place in the world where cyclists are using special goggles that give the person wearing them a heads-up display inside the goggles so they can see critical information about their ride—like speed and wind conditions.
It’s also the only place in the world where you can find an altitude room like the one Randy Wilber with the Physiology department is using.
Outside the room it’s Colorado Springs, but step inside through pressurized sealed doors and they can set the oxygen, humidity and temperature to about any place on earth.
“’We are simulating Rio, sea level, hot and humid,” Wilber said. “When I go in there it’s 90 degrees, 73% relative humidity and it is at sea level.”
All that technology and still athletes opt to push their workouts by flipping 300 pound tires or pushing weight sleds.
Team USA is hoping by using some of the best technology in the world they will be the best in the world during the Summer Olympics this August.