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5 sport technologies we love... and 5 we hate

Tech has changed sport, not always for the better


Many technologies can enhance a fan's enjoyment of sports. Some others are just plain annoying. Here's five that we love and five that we're not so keen on.


Okay, we've looked at the best sports-related technologies. Now let's examine five that change the fan experience for the worse.

Online ticketing systems

Yes, it's nice that the internet lets sports fans buy tickets from the convenience of their living rooms, and without having to deal with annoying telephone systems.

But too often, fans end up getting shut out or feeling ripped off. Whether that's due outrageous booking fees through legitimate ticket sites, or using online auctions such as eBay to secure tickets, which are normally priced higher than their face value. Or getting tickets online that turn out to be fakes. Bah.

Ineffective drug tests

Fans want to believe sports are free of drugs, or at least that professional leagues are making an honest attempt to catch cheaters. But while some athletes get caught, the evidence in front of our eyes suggests drug-testing technology is at least two steps behind the offenders.

For example, many baseball players aren't tested for steroid use, because no urine test exists and players have lobbied against blood testing.

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