It’s the future: Artificially enhanced athletes

Day 1 lineup

Fake lineup for the Enhanced Olympics

Fake lineup for the Enhanced Olympics.

Credit:

Torch image, Paul Pantazescu/iStockphoto

Athletics

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

Swimming

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.

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