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Olympic Timing

Most events at the Olympics are timed to one-hundredth of a second, some even down to one-thousandth of a second. Robert talks with Tom Westenburg about how they determine athletes' finishing times so precisely. Westenburg is an electrical engineer in the Sports Science Division of the U.S. Olympic Committee. He is working with the Organizing Committee for the 2002 winter games.

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