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Curling up in bed alone

With 250,000 condoms on hand, the Winter Olympics might seem like a big lovefest. But can sex before the big event stunt performance? A Closer Look explores.

Updated: February 19, 2002, 12:30 PM ET
By Jeff Merron and Eric Neel | Special to Page 2

To be an Olympic champion, you must be totally dedicated, you must make sacrifices ... nothing can distract you from the single-minded pursuit of your Olympic dream.

Not even your spouse.

Ewan and Fiona MacDonald, married members of the British curling team, know this, and that's why they announced they will not have sex throughout the Olympic fortnight. To avoid temptation, they've even stayed in separate hotels.

You gotta admire their commitment, but has abstinence really ...

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