Top technologies in sport: Number 1

As a starting point for the beginning of modern sport, Victorian Britain is a pretty safe bet.  Which technologies helped create modern sport as we know it?  My next few articles will take you through the top technologies I think were crucial for the development of sport — and they’re not necessarily the ones you might […]

When did sports technology begin?

I’ve often wondered, if I were to write a history of sports technology, when I should start?  In 774 BC at the inception of the Ancient Olympic Games? Or in 300 AD at the height of the Roman Empire? By this time the Games had expanded to include the pentathlon, racing in armour and even […]