Citing infectious disease, the British Olympic Association has advised its athletes avoid shaking hands with opponents at the 2012 Olympics, the Guardian reports.Here’s what the BOA’s doctor told the paper:
“The difficulty is when you have got some reception and you have got a line of about 20 people you have never met before who you have got to shake hands with.”
He added: “Hand hygiene is it. It is all about hand hygiene.”
So yeah, watch out for cooties if you’re an Olympic-level athlete.
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