Has technology made a positive contribution to sport today?
1. the use of technology to improve performance
2. the use of technology in refereeing decisions
3. .............................. (your own idea)
The question of whether technology has made a positive contribution to sport is an interesting and, perhaps, a controversial one.
One argument in favour of technology in sport is that it has helped to improve the performance of players and athletes. This can be seen in the number of world records that have been broken recently. Sports equipment has also been transformed radically which has helped not only the top athletes but also ordinary people who are interested in improving their games. However some would argue that this has turned many of the top athletes into robots.
Another area that has been affected by technology is that of refereeing decisions. Without technology there is always the possibility that a referee can make a mistake which could have a huge impact on a game. Technology has helped to reduce these kind of errors. Despite this there are some who would argue that games are much slower than before as the referee cannot make an instant decision.
Additionally, technology has perhaps provided a better experience for spectators and “armchair enthusiasts”. All major sporting events are now broadcast on TV or radio. The internet has also enabled sports fanatics to interact with other fans and, in some cases, the athletes themselves.
All in all I feel that technology has made a positive and valuable contribution to the world of sport.