One of the most titillating stories surrounding every Olympics is the insane amount of sex that takes place in the athletes’ village. Olympians are charged up with hormones (some natural, some unnatural) and tight with tension. Many are looking to let loose before their big event, or at least as soon as it’s over. They are surrounded by toned, attractive athletes from around the world and they are all living together in tight quarters. It’s not hard to see why so many of them get it on with each other.
A record 150,000 condoms will be delivered to athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in anticipation of record levels of athlete sex. That equates to a staggering 15 condoms per athlete–a 50 per cent increase over the number that were handed out in Beijing. Durex has even said that it is prepared to ship in emergency backups if the initial supply runs out. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, organizers famously had to place a rush order for 20,000 extra condoms because the initial supply of 70,000 ran out.
Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the US women’s Olympic soccer team, has spoken in the past about all the sex that happens at the Olympics.
“I’ve seen people having sex out in the open, getting down and dirty on grass between buildings,” she said. “I may have snuck a celebrity into my Beijing room without anybody knowing and snuck him back out. But that’s my Olympic secret.”
Many athletes cheat on their spouses at the games, but it doesn’t seem to be a big deal in that culture. They take sort of a “what happens at the Olympics stays at the Olympics” perspective on things.