Are Technology & Olympics a Sour Mix?
With the Olympics in full swing most media attention is drawn to the medal race of Michael Phelps and the powerhouse American swim team. Among all the glory and the smashing of world records, justifications have been made over the seemingly disproportionate number of records set verses previous Olympics.
To some, it is obvious that improved training, better health, and new technology has made for better athletes, but others point to technology as a drain on the purity of the sport.
The latest fervor in swimming is the development of the LZR Racer which molds your body into a better stance and reduces drag. These improvements bring in to question the legitimacy of technologies role in modern sports. Should we go back to loincloths and dirt tracks or do you welcome technological improvements?