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Olympic Ideal

This is the ‘Thin Theory’ on the value of elite sport …

‘The predominant ideal is the classical Olympic one: cituis, altius, fortius. Sport is an arena for the testing out of human possibilities in competition. The very core idea of sport is the improvement of human performance”

Note: There is, however, often a trade off between standardisation and performance improvement that justifies all means. And we discussed this in the lecture …

Source: Loland, S. (2002). Sport Technologies – A Moral View Sport Technology: History, Philosophy and Policy (Vol. 21, pp. 157-171). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


20 November