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george.leopold
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george.leopold   7/25/2012 8:46:48 PM
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Reminds me a bit of the "Saturday Night Live" skit about the "All-Drug Olympics." Main difference is your variation wouldn't be illegal.

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DataBass   7/25/2012 7:11:15 PM
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Perhaps there should be an Olympic category for enhanced/augmented people. Items such as the carbon fiber blades, I suspect, have much more "rebound", lacking a better term, than an normal achiles tendon. As such, the technology is providing a definite advantage over the un-augmented competitor. Taking this to a silly extreme, what about the competitor who has roller skates put on the end of his/her prosthesis? Just keep augmented and unaugmented competititions separate.

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wilber_xbox   7/25/2012 4:46:35 PM
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These sports are to test the human endurance and capabilities. Aiding the effort with technology would undermine the purpose itself.

george.leopold
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george.leopold   7/25/2012 3:55:35 PM
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To a large extent, they are.

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askubel   7/25/2012 3:36:49 PM
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The Olympics is about countries competing to be the best at a particular sport. Why shouldn't engineers be part of that competition?

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