Tuesday, June 6, 2023

“Technology cannot change the essence of the game”

The games doctor from Toulouse, Iñaki Arratibel, will moderate and moderate this round table on Tuesday, in which technological developments in games will be explained (Topic, 7:00 am). This is one of the events included in the commemorative program for the centenary of Toulouse CF.

– How is the idea of ​​addressing this question and owning it in secular events?

-Inspecting our club is made up of various special sports, and considering the one goal of Tolosan CF. so that all athletes can be treated in the most appropriate way, we consider it important that our technicians have access to information about the plur. advanced technologies that are used in various sports. In addition, we believe that this type of training should be extended to all clubs and coaches in our training.

– Each game has certain technological advances, but I believe that some of them are less powerful than others…

– Each sport requires its own technological advances, and each property is likely to incorporate the different advances that technology offers us. As a global idea, progress in the control of the athlete’s physical condition is valid at any time for almost any sport. Then each has its own characteristics, so each will require technology in a particular way.


“Technology is not useful if there is no basic knowledge of the game in question”

Can you give an example?

-In cycling, for example, aerodynamics, power meters, clothing have changed from year to year. But in racing, power meters (STRYD) appeared, which evaluate the power generated in the race. Sports such as soccer or football use more technical techniques to measure the effort of the players, or to analyze the actual game of the team or the opponent.

– There are those who say that the excess of technological progress can affect the essence of the sport. What do you think about that?

– I think it can happen in every day life and it can be subject to inappropriate use. Technological progress has allowed us to discover aspects of sports effort that were previously impossible to measure or, in any case, visualize. But for the technology to be really useful, you have to have a basic understanding of the game in question, the variations that can arise, the reasons why these changes happen, etc. Technology “in itself” is neither good nor bad, but it can be used without proper primary knowledge.

The moment

“We now know aspects of gaming efforts that were previously impossible to measure”;

– Can there be limits to the technology applied to the sport?

They can and should. If technology is used to dilute the essence of play, then of course the limits must be set. There has been a lot of discussion about “technological doping”, which is nothing more than a fraud. On the other hand, the limits are set in technology when they distort the essence of the sport, and there are various examples, such as a race with a pole or a throw, a cycle with the structure of a bicycle, etc.

What do you want to emphasize through the table this Tuesday?

– We want to reach all those people who, in one way or another, practice or direct the different sports that will be treated, as well as the future sports technicians who are trained in the two vocational centers in Toulouse. We believe that it is a great opportunity to access the knowledge that the participants in the round table can provide us. In addition, we have tried to identify most, if not all, individuals who have or have had a significant connection with TCF. Thus Josu Gómez, of Toulouse, was an athlete and wrestler in the club; Alphonsus Azurza, also from Toulouse, was a TCF athlete. Alex Nogués was the main coach in the team’s championship trajectory. Jon Iriberri had no relationship with the club, but he has with me like everyone else, and he was delighted to participate in the round table.

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