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October 9, 2003

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Athletes provide a valuable preview of how far humans will go to succeed.  Examples abound of professional athletes exploiting cutting edge technology to excel beyond their competition.  One new device professional athletes are currently adopting in force is The Glove.  The Glove significantly improves physical endurance by accelerating the dissipation of heat from an athlete.  This allows them to rapidly cool their overheated bodies to a temperature where the body’s physiology runs most efficiently.  Invented just a few years ago, The Glove is now regularly used throughout the National Football League to help exhausted running backs regain their stamina between plays.  Is this enablement or enhancement?

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1. analytic on October 14, 2003 8:49 PM writes...

Is his enablement or enhancement?

Don't know but I'd find it odd if the IOC didn't get itself in a twist over this one. If there were a pill or a shot that accomplished the same thing the press would be calling it "the new steroids" in the headlines. One more example of antipharmaceutical cultural bias.

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