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Sport Tech: Faster, Stronger, BETTER? A Lecture by Tracy J. Trothen

Sport Tech: Faster, Stronger, BETTER?

A Lecture by Tracy J. Trothen

Professor, School of Religion and School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University (Kingston, ONT, CAN)


Monday, March 28, 2022

6:00-7:30 PM | Zoom Webinar


Technology is developing at a furious pace. In sport, the tech race to become the best athlete is ratcheting up. Robots, pharmaceuticals, immersive AI, the Vaporfly running shoe, telemetry hacking sensors, nutrigenomics, genetic modification, cognitive enhancements, and more, are changing sport. In this technological age, it is becoming increasing difficult to identify our values and recognize what we love about sport. Spirituality may be a valuable part of the sport experience but may not be consciously recognized. We may experience something “more” that lifts sport into another zone but not be able to articulate the meaning of that something more. “Technological doping” is complicating things. If winning is important, but not everything or the only thing, then we must take a close look at how we are “enhancing” sport. In this talk, we will consider what it means to become better in sport. We will look at our values. We will look at sport’s spiritual dimension and we will explore sport examples of technological doping and how these may or may not make us better.



Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, Sport & Religion Research Alliance, Partners in Sports, Therapeutic Recreation Student Association, CEHHS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Johnson University, Sport and Fitness program

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