Olympic athletes use KT tape on their faces to protect themselves from the cold, but the CEO warns that muscle tape can get clogged.


A podium member of the women's last sprint-free cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Podium members of the women’s last sprint-free cross-country skiing competition will wear KT tape on their faces at the 2022 Winter Olympics.Associated Press Photo / Aaron Fabira

  • Olympic athletes use KT tape to protect their faces from the cruel cold and wind of Beijing.

  • Sports tape is commonly used to support and promote healing of muscles and joints.

  • The CEO of KT Tape warned that it could stick to his face, but expressed his support for “ingenuity.”

The harsh cold and brutal winds give the world’s top athletes creativity at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

At temperature Consistently wobbles around 0 degrees With Fahrenheit Strong winds have already been forced to postpone Among some events in the game, some Olympic athletes I had a hard time competing at the best At the greatest moment of their athletic career.

Candidates are doing everything they can to mitigate the effects of bad weather in Beijing, such as covering their faces with KT tape.

Sean Doherty of Team USA will compete in the Men's Biathlon 20km at the 2022 Beijing Olympics Winter Olympics.

Sean Doherty of Team USA will compete in the Men’s Biathlon 20km at the 2022 Beijing Olympics Winter Olympics.Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Usually, KT tape (elastic adhesive) is used to promote healing and support muscles and joints. And while there is no official precedent to use on the face, or evidence that it is an effective protector from the cold, Chinese skiers put it on exposed skin to avoid frostbite and wind burns. I slammed it.

Greg Venner, CEO and President of KTTape, isn’t sure if that’s the best idea, but he and his colleagues at the company “thank you for your ingenuity.”

“KT tape has not been clinically tested and we do not recommend using kinesiology tape on the face.” Venner said today.. “And an adhesive that works very well to hold the tape in place and provide long-lasting muscle and joint support can be a bit difficult to remove from the delicate skin of the face.”

“But we certainly admire creativity,” he added. “We are proud to support Team USA!”

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