Notice anything unusual about the female go player in the photo at right? Closer inspection reveals that she’s got acupuncture needles in her head. The photos is from the recent Asian Games, and sources tell us that “Many players on the Korean Pair Go team — Lee Chang Ho included — have used acupuncture needles to improve their performance.” For the record, the strong Korean team won three gold medals and a bronze at the Asian Games. The World Anti-Doping Agency does not prohibit acupuncture.
American Go E-Journal
Monday December 13, 2010