Friday 23 February 2018

Technology now part of all sports

Kevin Myers, in his piece ('There's nothing remotely Olympian about hurtling head-first down a track at 90mph on a tea tray' (Irish Independent, February 23), dismisses the Winter Olympics as sport -- due to the over-reliance on technology and design over skill.

The technology involved plays no greater part than it does in 'real' Olympic sports such as cycling, pole vault, swimming or archery.

All these sports make use of advanced clothing and equipment to allow athletes move more quickly, gain more grip or be more accurate. Should we also discount those sports?

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