The rapid development of technology enables us to stick to old fashioned ethical standpoints in almost everything; science, medical procedures, and even art. Could the modern era be the time to change the current approach to competitive sport and give greater recognition to the team behind the sports person, and maybe possible allow creative collaboration with scientists who can enhance performance? Arguably athletes already have scientists working on their diets, training schedules and recovery techniques, why not extend the scope of this to include chemists also? Or if not form a whole different league of sports meets science, it could lead to some unforeseen discoveries.
Some issues did not get approved by the ethics of the time, for example Dolly the sheep in the 90s caused massive objections and there always seems to be ethical criticism against the justification of harming to animals for the greater good for humans. However, it is also known that the discovery of insulin came from animal testing on dogs, and this is continually appreciated by tens of thousands of diabetic patients.
On the other hand, gradual introduction to a new technology may have been success in music and art. The revolutionary rise of CDs started in the 80s and brought up a massive dispute and saddened the music industry with the “death of music”, whereas the electric instruments that were used in almost all the popular music at that time were lambasted when they were first brought into Blues. Likewise, digitalised art is widely appreciated not only at museums but in every day life, even though historically the art was reserved for a handful of “cultured” people. Printing technology largely helped music and art spread through society, until the spring of broadcasting and the Internet in the 20th century.
It is impossible for us to ignore the development of technology and limit what we already have to what has been currently produced. In sports, although human bodies have become bigger and stronger thanks to the better nutrition that owes a lot to improved science and technology, it is no longer a valid point to restrict the players to being the size of an average person in the times of ancient Greece, at the time of the origin of the Olympics. As music only divided into smaller categories with the improvement of technology that varied styles, it might be the time for a new genre in sports to arise, a super human capabilities class, alongside an ordinary natural human abilities division.