by Alex Capstick
British athletes have been advised to avoid shaking hands at this year’s Olympics. The team’s chief medical officer has warned it could lead to illness spreading through the camp and harm the country’s bid for medals.
(…) And a spokesman for the US Olympic team said they would be encouraging their athletes to meet, greet and interact with as many athletes from other countries as possible.
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Do you think that avoiding shaking hands can help the British team get more medals? How do you think: what else should the sportsmen do or avoid during the Olympics in order to increase their chances of winning?
2. Do you prefer the approach of the British chief medical officer or of the spokesman of the US Olympic team? Why?
3. What other ways of avoiding illness do you know? What methods do you use yourself?