Year: 2008

Skip ahead of all the hyper-exaggerated pomp and circumstance in this video to the 8:40 mark to check out the hologram of Olympic superstar, Michael Phelps. While all this operatic, melodramatic pizzazz is great, unfortunately, much of it proved to be for naught. The Speedo LZR suit would have its day in the sun during the 2008 Summer Olympics—helping to shatter 23 world records—but it was soon banned from competition in 2009 after being deemed a form of technological doping. Apparently, it was just too futuristic for its own good.