The Dallas Morning News [may require free registration] had a fascinating article about how much technology helps athletes. For instance, Masazumi Soejima won the Boston Marathon in his wheelchair coming in almost 45 minutes ahead of the first one on foot.
What about Tiger Woods receiving LASIK to perfect his vision? He has been winning more golf tourneys since the surgery. Having had LASIK myself, I don’t think there’s a performance difference between contacts and LASIK. Contacts can annoy you at times when it doesn’t feel right.
How can we ensure fairness in sports? That’s a tough question and I’m glad I don’t have to figure that out. I don’t plan on joining kind of olympic or sports committee.