The use of video-assisted referees for the first time at the FIFA World Cup this year was controversial. Love it or hate it, VAR highlights just one of the many challenges that new technology brings to sport.
Sport is quicker to adopt new technology than most other industries. High-tech equipment gives athletes that extra crucial edge over their rivals, while advances like virtual reality give fans exciting new ways to experience the action. But is technology always a good thing?
That’s the subject experts in sport, broadcasting and engineering will be debating at New Scientist Live on Friday 21 September. Presenter Clare Balding will discuss these issues at the London ExCeL centre with rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio and wheelchair racing champion Hannah Cockroft, along with BT Sport chief Jamie Hindhaugh and sports engineer Steve Haake.
New Scientist is offering one lucky person and their guest an opportunity to meet these sporting legends backstage. To be in with a chance of winning, tell us what you would most like to ask about sport and technology. The person with the most interesting question will get to ask it in front of a live audience and will also receive two free full-day VIP tickets for 21 September.
Click here to submit your question before 13 September for your chance to win. Terms and conditions apply.