Heather Moyse Soaks Bobsled Aches in a Plastic Sochi Garbage Can

Image: Heather Moyse Soaks Bobsled Aches in a Plastic Sochi Garbage Can

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 01:13 PM

By Michael Mullins

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Heather Moyse, the Canadian Olympic bobsledder, took an Epsom salt bath inside a plastic garbage can at the Sochi Winter Olympics over the weekend. She later tweeted out the image, in which she resembled a younger, more vibrant Oscar the Grouch.

The resourceful 35-year-old Canadian, who won a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, apparently couldn’t find a bath tub in the mountain Village.


Epsom salt is a natural remedy often used by athletes to help their body recover after extreme physical exertion. According to the Epsom Salt Council, the baths also help flush toxins and form proteins in joints and brain tissue as well as regulating the activity of 300 enzymes in the body that help resolve heart problems among other issues, Yahoo Sports reported.

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How clean the garbage bin was before Moyse decided to take a bath was not reported.

Moyse, and her bobsledding copilot Kaillie Humphries, went on to take home a silver medal during Tuesday's two-woman bobsledding event.

Moyse' unusual makeshift bath tub wasn't the only strange behavior that made news in recent days at the Sochi Winter Games.

America's 21-year-old Kate Hansen, who is competing in the women's single luge competition, made headlines last week when she revealed her a pre-run ritual that involves her shaking about to Beyonce's music.

"My girl, B – she just gets me fierce and I get stoked and I have to," Hansen told NBC Sports when asked about her warmup routine. "I have good mojo going on, so it's just how I roll."

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Apparently her hip-shaking moves didn't help Hansen in the competitions, having finished in 10th place later on in the day.

Just a few days earlier, 20-year-old Estonian athlete Grete Gaim, who competed in the women's 7.5 kilometer biathlon sprint, made news for her choice of eyewear – a pair of intense, steely blue contact lenses that looked like something out of a horror film. Gaim went on to finish in 71st place.

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