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Sex is key for Sochi Olympics 2014 athletes

What's the best way for a Sochi Olympics ice hockey players to prepare for their matches in Russia? Apparently, it's sex. 

Sex before a big event is frowned upon in some sports yet endorsed in others, and now it seems science agrees that letting off steam before an event helps you win.

So lets analyze the meat and bones of the discussion, can sex the night before an event improve an athlete's performance?

Some athletes still believe that abstinence can provide aggression, which is very useful in some sports.

Muhammad Ali wouldn't have sex for six weeks before an event for instance.

However, according to the video, modern science has found that testosterone increases after sex.

Going without sex for three months means testosterone levels drop to that of a child.

It's understood that fitness variables including strength, power and endurance are not affected by sex the night before an event.

If you want that hit of testosterone, you might just want to get your game on a day early.

Over 100,000 extra condoms were ordered for the Vancouver Olympic games, and it's likely that there will be a lot of love going on in Russia.

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