For some Olympic athletes, simply traveling to Sochi, Russia for the Games is a feat of endurance. Besides the distance, security is tight, and reports indicate that the accommodations are leaving something to be desired.
But having made it to Sochi, the athletes certainly aren't going to let security checkpoints or bizarre bathroom setups stand in their way. They've sacrificed time and spent a considerable amount of their own money on their Olympic goals, and it's time to go for the gold.But oftentimes, it takes more than physical prowess to make it to that podium. Coaches, corporations, and even entire countries work to take an athlete's training to the next level. Technology not only helps us stay connected and stave off boredom. It can also help a skier, bobsledder, skater, ice hockey player, or curler push harder to land at No. 1 (and on a Wheaties box). While the rest of us consider strapping on a Fitbit Force and walking 10,000 steps a day technologically enhanced training, it's slightly more advanced for Olympians. Check out the slideshow for more details on how tech has helped Olympic athletes ski, skate, jump, and twirl into the record books. Also check out our guide for watching the Games online and some of the athletes you might want to follow.