Time to Join the 21st Century

No one likes to be second guessed. And given the abuse that they endure, it’s a wonder that anyone becomes a judge. But it doesn’t help when sports choose to ignore the times in which we live. Instant replay is a fact of life at major events and the governing sports bodies must accept that.

Instant replay is not going away. And unless judges somehow become perfect, they will make mistakes and replay is going to highlight each one. There is such a thing as correctible error and if replay can correct the error without sacrificing the flow of play, then it needs to be done.

There is a difference between winning a gold medal and deserving a gold medal. Why not remove that distinction whenever possible?