British Athletes told not to shake hands at the Olympics


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.


(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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