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posted by mattie_p on Tuesday February 18 2014, @07:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the and-now-for-sports dept.

CoolHand writes:

"Sci-Tech Today talks about the role of technology in the Olympics from a unique perspective:

Every advance in the ever-accelerating juggernaut of sports technology threatens to widen the divide between Olympic haves and have-nots. Well-sponsored teams and rich governments pay top-end scientists and engineers to shape their skis, perfect their skates, tighten their suits, measure their gravitational pull.

I'm no luddite, but this seems to make these sports more about who can afford the best tech, and less about the true spirit of the games: bringing the best athletes from all countries together to compete. How can it be about the athletes, when some of the best athletes may never win due to lack of funding/tech?"

 
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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by VLM on Tuesday February 18 2014, @07:59PM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday February 18 2014, @07:59PM (#1858)

    Minor mistake, they're all about purchasing "rights" and running a profit by selling advertising.

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  • (Score: 1) by Cactus on Tuesday February 18 2014, @08:06PM

    by Cactus (32) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @08:06PM (#1867) Journal

    Oh, don't be like that. What's the point of international competition if someone can't pay retarded amounts of cash to be the official french fry of the winter games? /sarcasm