2012 London Olympics: Don’t blink or you’ll miss the speeding objects

At the London Games, a radar gun might be more valuable than a program in enjoying how fast things are traveling.

By , Staff

3. Soccer shot on goal

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    Brazil's Alexandre Pato, center right, scores past Belarus' goalkeeper Aleksandr Gutor during their group C men's soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England.
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90 m.p.h.

While the fastest shot ever recorded in the men’s English Premier League is 114 m.p.h., by David Hirst, at the Olympics the top speeds probably will be in the 90 m.p.h. to 100 m.p.h. range for the men. That’s still screaming fast, especially for a goalie assigned to try to stop close-range penalty kicks. 

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