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date: 10 August 2020


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
J. Nadine GelbergJ. Nadine GELBERG

Innovations in sports technology can increase participation opportunities, grow the recreational market, and reduce the risk of injuries. Innovations can also drive up the cost of participation with expensive new equipment, and can potentially usurp the core challenge of sport as the competition becomes one among engineers and not athletes. Sports governing bodies are charged with the task of balancing the value of innovation with the need to protect the integrity of their games. In sport, easier is not necessarily better. ...

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