Olympians of the future could be wearing spray-on clothing and printable shoes

Maybe this goes with that whole nude wrestling item I posted about a few days ago.

National Post | Sports

LONDON — Sweaty sports changing rooms ripe with the stench of much-used trainers may soon become a relic of the past.

If sports engineers have their way, future Olympic athletes will use “spray chambers” to don sports gear that comes out of an aerosol can and 3D-printers to create personalised running shoes just moments before they compete.

As a new wave of a sports engineering comes out of the lab and into elite competitive games, experts say every sport – from swimming to skiing to the shot put – will benefit from scientific advances in materials, coaching techniques and tools that will continue to shave milliseconds off record times.

In a report on the future of sports engineering, scientists said they are keen to avoid accusations of “technology doping.”

They urged sports regulators and governing bodies to engage with scientists earlier to ensure technological advances push the boundaries as far…

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