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Olympic Lessons

Olympic Lessons

How do Olympic athletes manage all those complex turns, jumps and spins? Learn about center of gravity and why it is important for movement. For more Olympic lessons, see Muscles and Bones and Fitness and Physical Activity under Human Organism.

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