Some athletes enjoy a cigarette

Not all athletes follow strict, healthy diets. Some enjoy the occasional Big Mac and others like to have a cigarette according to Reuters.
“I’d say 70 out of a 100 athletes in the Olympic village smoke,” said Italian weightlifter Giorgio de Luca, perhaps exaggerating a little.
Beijing has tried to ban smoking at all Olympic venues, [...]

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China Daily reports that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $130,000 on an anti-smoking campaign during the Beiing Olympics.
“Awareness of the disease burden that smoking causes is not very widespread. I’d say most people in the US know it, but in China, that’s not the case,” Gates, who co-chairs the Bill & Melinda [...]