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British athletes warned not to shake hands at London Olympics - Yahoo! Sports

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British athletes warned not to shake hands at London Olympics - Yahoo! Sports

By Chris Chase 

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The British Olympic Association has warned its athletes not to shake hands with other athletes, visitors and dignitaries during the upcoming Summer Olympics due to fears of spreading illnesses. It is feared that sickness could affect the British medal count.

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

Read the full article at http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/british-a...


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