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Tuesday, August 17, 2004The Olympics in Athens look set to be the most technologically advanced in the Games' history.The development of sports science in recent times has allowed athletes to prepare for this Olympiad using technology beyond their predecessors' wildest dreams.But some question whether the influence of technology on training and performances is undermining the spirit of the modern Games, as it returns to the birthplace of the ancient Olympics.Almost 70% of people questioned in a poll believed that athletes with access to the latest technology did have an advantage over those who did not.Several sporting events are extremely technology dependent and in fact some may cease to exist without modern technology. The role of technology in sports and in managing sporting events shall only be felt more and more in fture.
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