Why are so many Olympians covered in large red circles?

By Emma Ailes BBC News

What are they, and why is everyone suddenly going dotty over them?

The mark of an Olympic athlete, at least at Rio 2016, seems to be a scattering of perfectly round bruises. Swimmers and gymnasts, particularly from Team USA, are among those seen sporting the mysterious dots.

No, not paintballing misadventures or love bites – they are the result of a practice known as “cupping”; an ancient therapy where heated cups are placed on the skin

More read- click here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37009240– [Accessed 20 May. 2018].

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