According to AFP, Britain’s athletes have been told of the dangers of shaking hands at this year’s Olympics in case they pick up a bug that could wreck their sporting dreams.
The British Olympic Association’s (BOA) chief medical officer said that “within reason”, shaking hands should be off-limits, given the fact that all athletes will live and eat in close proximity at the Games village — and bugs could spread like wildfire.
Other health warnings for British athletes at the London Olympics include sleep deprivation, long working hours and the disruption of having to live in a new environment.
Via Yahoo! News