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How to stay healthy at the Olympics

Updated: March 7, 2012, 1:02 PM ET
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

The London 2012 Games are fast approaching. The British Olympic Association is hoping to dominate the medal stand, so it is encouraging its athletes to stay healthy. Specifically: the BOA wants its athletes to avoid shaking people's hands.

Said BOA chief medical officer Ian McCurdie: "The greatest threat to performance is illness and possibly injury. We are talking about minimizing risk of illness. It is all about hand hygiene."

Unfortunately, shaking hands is just ...

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