Sport "Purity" outside of Marathon Swimming
This Stephen Colbert report came up on my YouTube feed just now, and I smiled in appreciation of how there is sport controversy in curling that is erring on the side of 'purity'. This related CBC article (Curling's broom controversy can't be swept away) even manages to work in the phrase frankenbroom, which is uncannily similar to our frankenwatch and frankengoggle discussions.
The Frankenbroom controversy of 2015 has sprouted a second head on the eve of curling's marquee events and could create tension between teams. [...] Brooms with brushheads featuring "artificially-textured" fabric and hard inserts were banned after almost 50 of the world's top teams declared they would not use them. The brooms were used to manipulate the trajectory of a thrown rock in unprecedented ways, and curlers were worried they would affect the integrity of the game.
I'm encouraged by this. We are not alone in our philosopies.