Ever Wondered Why Do Olympics Athletes Put Weird Tape On Their Body ?
As the days are coming close by, the Rio Olympics, taking place Rio de Janeiro(as the name Rio Olympics suggested), is grabbing it's seating on the first place in every news channels and newspapers. Every sports person is eagerly waiting for one of this mega event to happen. The big day is enlisted to begin from 5th august with the final day to happen on 21st of august. While the game is attracting more and more eyes to witness the massive showdown, it is also creating curiosity regarding those tapes almost all the athletes are putting up on their body.
#4 The Mystery Band.
Almost all the 10,500 participants from around 206 nations are flaunting those tapes, majorly blue, while preparing for the most important event of their career. The ones who've already been a part of the 2008 and 2012 Olympics are leaning more towards this blue tapes.
This newer invention is surely getting more attention in the Olympics than it could have otherwise.
#3 This Is What They Call It!
Even you must be wondering what this tapes have in special to make up to the news so rapidly? Before that, let's get to the name of it. Well, this blue bands are called as Kinesio Tex Tapes. They are said to be used as an external support to the body.
Athletes do need stuff like this. But know what the real reason behind using this.
#2 The Reason Being.
The Kinesio Tex Tapes or KT Tapes are said to be applied over the muscles to soothe pain and inflammations providing longer durability and strength to the player.
#1 But This Could Also Be A Myth.
Yes, the tapes may relive sore muscles and aches, there is no such medical proof to back this statement. Maybe these are only helping as a placebo effect.
But these coloured tapes are much in highlights lately. What do you think about these bands ?
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