With the 2012 Summer Olympics winding down, athletes have many rituals to try to win. There have been countless athletes that say they abstain from sex before the lead up to a big game, competition or event in order for their performance not to be affected.
One of the theories behind abstinence is that it zaps player’s energy by making you tired. Second, it could affect your concentration levels affecting your psychological state of mind. But many doctors say there is no scientific proof proving those beliefs. In the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine Ian Shrier wrote that the “long-standing myth that athletes should practice abstinence before important competitions may stem from the theory that sexual frustration leads to increased aggression.”
At the London games, many athletes may not believe this myth any more either. U.S . women’s soccer goalie Hope Solo has already described the Olympic Village as a place where “there’s a lot of sex going on”. The Olympic committee were probably given a heads up before Solo even said anything because according to The Guardian a record 150,000 condoms will be handed out, 50% more than the 100,000 that were supplied in Beijing in 2008. The images from this year’s game have been unintentionally hilarious and if you’re looking for a laugh Cracked.com recently wrote an article showcasing “The 6 Most Accidentally Erotic Images of the 2012 Olympics”.
It looks like there will be plenty of “fun and games” at the Olympics this year and the athletes won’t be running out of ideas as to how to celebrate their medal victories. It’s only natural with so many people from so many countries the only language everyone speaks will be one.
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