Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
Think swimmers are being a bit weird about it, myself. I'm struggling to see other sports banning technological improvements (banned drugs not included because they tend to have harmful side effects) because they "change the sport" - football seems to have survived studded boots, for example.
Admittedly, it does make it harder for athletes from poorer countries to compete, which is about the only reason I can make against it.
Not just about a suit, its become who has the best technology. Trickett for one has a deal with Speedo but she said she knew she couldn't win wearing her suit from her sponsor so in one or maybe some of the races she wore the better one. So really it's not about who is the fastest all the time its about who has the best suit.
What happens when companies who have the best suits decide to only supply to certain athletes or countries? Would become even more of a farce.