|(School of Physical Education，Shaanxi Normal University，Xi’an 710062，China）
Abstract: In the history of modern competitive swimming, there is no year like the year 2008, in which the world witnessed an earth shaking change–108 world records were broken within a year! While the breaking of almost all these records originated from specialized swimming suits called “shark skin”. The intervention of high-tech factors such as the “shark skin” on swimming as a fundamental sport has inspired the thinking of the ethics of sports mean-ings. The charm of the Olympics does not lie with the brilliance of minority people, but with the competitive spirit of everybody competing to be number one and never giving up under the five-ring Olympic flag. Fair is one of the most fundamental Olympic spirits, showing the most healthy and positive side of human beings. If there is no fair, sports will lose its charm and value. The introduction of technology must be restricted within the range of not de-stroying the “fairness” principle of sports. Advanced technology cannot replace the true efforts and talents of indi-vidual athletes. The players should return to basic and core principles for swimming, because competition is not high technology.
Key words: Olympic spirit；high-tech；“shark skin” swimming suit；Dubai Charter