“Home to more than 10,000 athletes at the Summer Games and 2,700 at the Winter, the Olympic Village is one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. To join, prospective members need only have spectacular talent and — we long assumed — a chaste devotion to the most intense competition of their lives. But the image of a celibate Games began to flicker in ’92 when it was reported that the Games’ organizers had ordered in prophylactics like pizza. Then, at the 2000 Sydney Games, 70,000 condoms wasn’t enough, prompting a second order of 20,000 and a new standing order of 100,000 condoms per Olympics.”
This is a paragraph from a recent article from ESPN Magazine. In one of the more fascinating articles I’ve read in quite some time, writer Sam Alpour sheds light on what its like for athletes to live in the Olympic Village— and apparently it’s two weeks of constant sex and debauchery.
Check out some quotes from some famous U.S. Athletes competing in London this year…
Hope Solo, U.S. Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper
“There’s a lot of sex going on,” says women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, a gold medalist in 2008. How much sex? “I’d say it’s 70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians,”
“Athletes are extremists,” Solo says. “When they’re training, it’s laser focus. When they go out for a drink, it’s 20 drinks. With a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you want to build memories, whether it’s sexual, partying or on the field. I’ve seen people having sex right out in the open. On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty.”
“I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but we met a bunch of celebrities. Vince Vaughn partied with us. Steve Byrne, the comedian. And at some point we decided to take the party back to the village, so we started talking to the security guards, showed off our gold medals, got their attention and snuck our group through without credentials — which is absolutely unheard of.” And, she adds, “I may have snuck a celebrity back to my room without anybody knowing, and snuck him back out. But that’s my Olympic secret.” The best part, according to Solo? “When we were done partying, we got out of our nice dresses, got back into our stadium coats and, at 7 a.m. with no sleep, went on the Today show drunk. Needless to say, we looked like hell.”
Ryan Lochte, U.S. Men’s Swimmer
“My last Olympics, I had a girlfriend — big mistake,” Lochte says. “Now I’m single, so London should be really good. I’m excited.”
LaShawn Merritt- U.S. Track & Field
An Olympics to remember has to have those stories,” Merritt says. “But I was too locked in in Beijing. This time, when I’m done leaving my legacy on the track,” he says, laughing, “I’ll make sure London remembers me.”
An unidentified skier
During the Vancouver Games in 2010, when six athletes — “some Germans, Canadians and Austrians” — got together at a home outside the Whistler village. “It was a late-night whirlpool party. It turned into a whirlpool orgy.
I figured there would be some sex going on in the Olympic Village but I had no idea it was this extreme. If I had known, I would have started training in some obscure Olympic sport like water polo or fencing, so I could have a shot to take part in this. Maybe it’s not too late to start training. The next Summer Olympics are in Rio di Janeiro!
There are plenty of other stories mentioned in this article that I didn’t even mention. It’s a great read and definitely worth checking out.
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