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Pole Vault in Rio 2016: A Contest of Skill or a Contest of Patents?

Pole Vault in Rio 2016: A Contest of Skill or a Contest of Patents?

With the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics getting started on August 5th, there is no time like the present to explore the evolution of patents┬árelating to the vaulting pole. Originally, pole vaulting was a practical way to cross obstacles, such as rivers or enemy walls. Inevitably, this led to competitions among Ancient Greeks, Cretans and Celts. […]