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  1. Technology and apathy sent tennis spinning into a high-speed decline

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... gone down worldwide over the past two decades for good reasons. Tennis' governing bodies have themselves to blame in not restricting the advance of technology that was put ... of racquet and ball technology, took all of that away. Who needs angle serving at 210km/h? Today, even on clay, matches are pretty much decided by who serves better. On the local scene, we have ...

  2. Limit technology's role in sport

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of technology in sports. What is sport? It is panting, it is sweating, it is unleashing the potential of human muscles. A race is for athletes to compete with each other, not for technicians to battle against one another. The intervention of technology breaks the rule of fairness, as athletes no longer compete on a level playing field. The enhanced buoyancy of hi-tech swimsuits is unnatural. So ...

  3. False starts out of the question for the man behind the computers

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... will notice but if he fails, thousands of journalists and hundreds of television crews from around the globe will be pointing fingers. Hore is the chief technology integrator at Atos Origin, which ... with a space-shuttle launch, if a problem occurs before take-off, it can be delayed. But in the case of the Olympics, rescheduling is out of the question.' Hore moved to Beijing and began planning ...

  4. Technology stays in the fast lane with stars

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... significant step towards perfecting timekeeping was at the 1948 London Olympics, which introduced the 'photo-finish' technology. In the 1952 Helsinki Olympics another milestone was achieved ... technology to assist in yachting events. Few sciences are more exact - and exacting - than that of measuring man's physical limitations and willingness to exceed them on record and on the track. ...

  5. HK squad to make space for youthful rising stars

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay A number of players from the squad are expected to make way as the focus shifts to the shortest form of the international game, with Hong Kong bidding to qualify for next year's ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. Head coach Charlie Burke s ...

  6. Technology games begin

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Written by Jonathan Powell Heavyweight names to provide state-of-the-art equipment Thousands of experts will be working their magic to support state of-the-art technology operations at this summer's Olympics. Top-tier sponsorship partners are providing crucial equipment, such as computer hardware, wireless telecommunications, competition timekeeping technology, audio and video gear, ...

  7. Bring on technology so we can stop blaming the poor referees

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... how quickly the standard will improve. Fifa already has a fair-play award; maybe the refs should have a fair-pay award as well. And stop fighting technology. It's called instant replay, ... a shame that underutilised technology and underpaid referees are grabbing the headlines. ...

  8. Technology makes a mockery of Jockey Club's efforts to change

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... world of gambling is fast becoming cost-efficient. Technology has made a mockery of laws making people place their bets only through one high-cost, government-approved channel. Such laws make ...

  9. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Zimbabwe's top medal hope escapes to new zealand One of Zimbabwe's main medal hopes for 2008, swimmer Samantha Richter, has moved to New Zealand after her family had its farm taken at gunpoint. Richter, 17, Zimbabwe's only med ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... takes place this evening in the Space Museum's lecture hall. The second will be held at Tsuen Wan Town Hall on June 6. The public consultation began in April, and will last until July 15, ... the government secretariat, planned to include a new culture bureau and a new technology and communications bureau. EU leaders discuss complaints about austerity European Union leaders gather in Brussels ...




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