British Athletes told not to shake hands at the Olympics

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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.

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(I have no idea what is happening on this photo, courtesy of wadebetter, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Via Yahoo! News

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