That's why Olympic athletes are covered in large red circles

That's why Olympic athletes are covered in large red circles

– A lot of people noticed that some of Olympians are covered in strange large red dots all over their bodies

– The answer came way more simple than someone might thought – “circles” are marks from cupping

– Learn what it is in the post below

During this Olympic games in Rio people noticed that some of athletes have red holes all over their backs and shoulders.

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Some thought it was some sort of conspiracy while some people have been making jokes about it.

The holes are leftover marks from 'cupping' - a form of therapy where heated cups are placed on the skin.

The heated cups are made using lighting flammable liquid in a glass cup, which is then stuck on the body (usually the back).

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As soon as the flame goes out, the temperature-drop creates suction which latches the cups onto your body.

They stick around for around four days.

Anyhow, athletes are undergoing cupping therapy to ease the pains they sustain as a result of competition.

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