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Beauty Rules and Deductions Olympic Athletes Must Follow

The Surprising Beauty Rules and Deductions That Could Cost Olympic Athletes the Gold

Beauty Rules and Deductions Olympic Athletes Must Follow
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While the biggest worry for synchronized swimmers is touching the bottom of the pool, there are plenty more things in the beauty category that could cost them points. Messy hair is prohibited, for example, which is why these dancers use gelatin to keep freeze their styles in place. If a hair accessory were to float away in the water, it would be a very big deal. As for their makeup, according to the 2020-2021 USA Artistic Swimming Rulebook, "Theatrical make-up shall not be worn. Makeup that provides a natural, clean and healthy glow is acceptable." Jewelry must also be removed being beginning the routine.

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