Prostheses and Other Equipment: The Issue of the Cyborg Athlete—Interrogating the Media Coverage of the Cybathlon 2016 Event

  • Gregor Wolbring


One of the most consequential advances in sciences and technology is the increasing generation of human bodily enhancement products in many shapes and forms that enable a culture of, demand for and acceptance of improving and modifying the human body. In 2016, a Cyborg Olympics, a Championship for Athletes with Disabilities, took place in Zurich, Switzerland. Interrogating the media coverage of the Cybathlon I found that the narrative around the Cybathlon 2016 poses various problems for Paralympic values.


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  • Gregor Wolbring
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  1. 1.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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