Honey and the Olympics ‘2008

Why do we see the gymnasts holding a bottle of honey while preparing to compete?

“Contrary to an apparent widely-held belief, the honey is not consumed to provide a quick energy boost…
The honey is actually used like Stick-um; to provide a better grip on certain elements in “hanging” events. We always see gymnasts chalk up both their apparatus (to make it easier to swing on) and hands (to prevent cracks in the skin). By placing a little honey on either their fingertips or palms (or both) gymnasts can get an even better grip on the rings or bars while swinging.”
Excerpted from The mystery of the honey-toting gymnasts from Saturday, By Chris Chase 10/16/2008


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