‘No Sex Before Sport’ myth debunked for Olympians like Pellegrini (and Magnini)


Read the International Business Times (I kid you not)

It’s been an old wives tale for Olympic athletes that engaging in sexual activity before competitions can inhibit sports ability ever since ancient Greeks as far back as 776 BC said abstinence, on the other hand, is key for performance enhancement.

The myth, however, has been debunked by experts, according to Reuters, just in time for some athletes competing in the 2012 London Olympics, like Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini.

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