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A New Breed Of Unfair Advantage In Sports – ‘Technology Doping’

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3D printing and the additive manufacturing industry have had a lot of publicity recently. All of the information I have been exposed to about 3D printing has been very fascinating and constructive, promising technology that is being used today and only growing. Some people do however believe that there is a negative side to 3D printing, more specifically 3D printing in the sports industry.

 

According to a report released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, there are concerns that new technological advances in nanotechnology, 3D printing, and biomedical engineering may create an unfair advantage (‘technology doping’) in the sports industry. They insist on sport officials to team up with engineers to predict results of these new technologies.

 

Some of the technological advances include improving hydrodynamics of a swimmer with the use of 3D scanners and mapping or 3D printing a shoe (or any piece of equipment) minutes before the event to optimize against weather conditions, injuries, or the athlete’s physical state. These technologies are predicted to be available within a few years to an elite athlete.

 

I tend to view things with an optimistic (yet realistic) attitude and hope to see this more of a step forward in science and technology rather than another way for unfair advantages to affect sports.

 

How do you feel these new technologies will affect sports? Do you think that it can be monitored properly for fair play?


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Five of The World's Most Sustainable Sports Stadiums

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Five of The World's Most Sustainable Sports StadiumsGreen Building ElementsSustainability is one of the most important aspects of any new architectural design and in recent years we've seen this spread into the world of sports stadiums.

Sustainability is one of the most important aspects of any new architectural design and in recent years we’ve seen this spread into the world of sports stadiums. Traditionally, the concept behind sports stadiums has been to create a colosseum-like structure which adds theatre and creates an incredible atmosphere with little prior thought ever given to sustainability. Recently, things have begun to change and we’re now seeing more and more architects giving sustainability the attention it deserves when designing new sports stadiums...


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Jackson Hoffman's curator insight, September 7, 2014 6:48 PM

1. What did you learn? I learned about how different companies recently have worked together to build stadiums with sustainable designs.

2. What information did you find interesting and educational? I think it is interesting how these companies have been designing these structures, and what they have been using to build them with.

3. Why did you select the article? I selected this article to learn about how companies are conserving important materials such as water.

4. How will this information help you in the sport management industry?

This will help me in the industry since I will be able to use this information to make suggestions as to how to improve facilities in the sport field. 

Vinnie's curator insight, February 17, 2015 7:38 PM

Five of the most sustainable stadiums around the world. There are a few built and a few "projects".

Sarah Faigh's comment, April 22, 2015 7:41 PM
Love this...