Sport’s training systems require care monitoring of the athlete’s various muscular and cardiovascular capacities. Here, a young athlete is tested at the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the National Research Institute of Sport Science in 1980. PHOTO BY HOWARD KNUTTGEN.
China has used the success of its economic reforms to create an elite sports training system that finds and develops athletes from the country’s vast population. The effectiveness of this system was shown in the 2008 Olympics,