The power of the written word. If authors ever begin to doubt the effectiveness of their creativity and insight, let them take heed. Fifty Shade of Grey might have given that extra spurt at the finish line.
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Australian Women Swimming Team Reads ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ During London 2012 Olympics
The men swimming team of Australian recently snatched the gold at the ongoing London 2012 Olympics. The girls admit that reading the erotic novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey," helped them relax during the competition.
Australian swimmer tweeted a photo of herself holding E.L. James' erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey."
The female swimmers admit that they are all reading the steamy novel as a form of relaxation while competing in the Olympics. There is too much pressure in the sporting events and athletes need a way to vent out stress.
It seems that reading the series of novels works for the Aussie athletes. Alicia Coutts along with her team mates Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlange who won the gold medal for the women's 4x100m freestyle relay at the weekend.
200m individual medley silver medalist Alicia Coutts said that she became hooked on the book after picking it at a service station when she and the 20 other members of the team travelled from their training camp in Manchester to the Athletes Village in East London.