It’s the future: Artificially enhanced athletes

Day 1 lineup

Fake lineup for the Enhanced Olympics

Fake lineup for the Enhanced Olympics.


Torch image, Paul Pantazescu/iStockphoto


100 m heats for permanently genetically enhanced athletes

100 m heats for mechanically enhanced athletes

100 m heats for genetically untreated athletes

24-hour ultra-marathon for elite endurance permanently genetically enhanced athletes

Long jump for genetically untreated chemically enhanced athletes

Very long jump for mechanically enhanced athletes


5 km underwater freestyle for chemically enhanced swimmers

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘How We Look’ in June 2008 and reviewed and updated in October 2014.

Genetics and genomics, Psychology, Biotechnology and engineering
How We Look
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development