Italian swimmer swears off hiding salami during Olympics6/16/2012
Italy may be known as the land for lovers, but one native will be taking a break from all sensual pleasures during the Olympic Games in London. "There are athletes who even have sex the evening before (a race), but I'm more prudent," says two-time 100-meter freestyle world champ Filippo Magnini. "During the events I try to keep calm." That must be hard (pun maybe intended) to do when your girlfriend is the beautiful Federica Pellegrini, a fellow Olympian who owns four world titles herself. Here's hoping she doesn't subscribe to the practice of night-before sex. That could make things awkward.
Does having sex the night before an athletic event affect performance?