With the approach of the Rio Olympics there has been a huge lot of news in the papers and on TV. However, one common and perhaps the most frequent issue that has cropped up, is the tapes, especially blue tapes that the athletes are using to wrap all over their bodies.


Can you make any guesses as to why this tape is widely used by the athletes? Well, this tape is commonly known as Kinesio tape. Most athletes who took part in the Rio Olympics in the year 2008 and 2012 used this Kinesio Tex Tape.


This tape is often used by the athletes because it is said to provide external support so as to protect from injuries. The tape can also act as a guard to protect any injured area or strained muscle during the Olympics.


Although the exact scientific basis is quite unknown and it can be a placebo one, this tape has found a common use by athletes.

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