Why Do Olympians Wear That Colorful Tape?

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You may have noticed the markings on the synchronized swimmers’ backs, or cascading down a beach volleyball player’s chiseled abs.

What is it supposed to do, and does it actually work?

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    Wondering about the colourful tape the Olympians are wearing? Read about why here!
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    See, and here I thought it was to cover up tattoos …
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    Now I know the answer.
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    Mikey and I were just wondering about this the other day.
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    pt’s use this all the time! interesting article!
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    My hubs and I were wondering this too…..kind of interesting…
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