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Title    Technology Ruining Olympics
Date    Tuesday February 18 2014, @07:30PM
Author    mattie_p
Topic   
from the and-now-for-sports dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/02/18/1748232

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?"

Links

  1. " the role of technology in the Olympics" - http://www.sci-tech-today.com/news/Science-Driving-Many-Olympic-Wins/story.xhtml?story_id=100005NKJW38

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