As we know, the Olympics is famous for those hot athletic bodies showing off on the field, in the pool—and beneath the sheets, too.
While dormitory-style apartments will house most of the Olympians at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, the U.S. men's basketball team will sleep aboard the Silver Cloud, a 96-cabin, 400-person cruise ship that is docked in Rio's Maua Port Terminal. The U.S. women’s team will also sleep there for the duration of the games. Close quarters? Steamy weather? Six pack abs? We know where that leads.
(Here is a condoms distribution machine at the Olympic and Paralympic Village for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games displaying the Olympic Rings in Barra da Tijuca.)
While it seems that these physical specimens would only be focused on bringing home the gold, they are, after all, human. And humans have needs, even if they are busy doing decathlons and jumping over stuff.
Here’s how sex between Olympians goes down at the Olympics.
They use Tinder. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, gold-medal winning American snowboarder Jamie Anderson admitted that Tinder was comprised of mostly athletes when used in the Olympic Village.
At those same games, over 100,000 condoms were distributed for free at the medical centers inside the athletes’ villages. Sochi organizers had a deal to give away Love Condoms, which raised awareness for AIDS.
In 2012, at the London Olympics, same-sex app Grindr crashed within minutes of the athletes arriving in the city.
“Technicians believe the arrival of Olympic teams on Monday sparked a flood of new customers—and loss of the service in East London,” reported U.K.’s Mirror. “It happened almost as soon as the teams got here. Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to bag a local. The Grindr system obviously couldn’t cope. It took 24 hours for the app to get back up and running, much to the relief of all concerned.”
It was reported that that year, over 150,000 condoms were distributed in the athletes’ village. And U.S. soccer champ Hope Solo told ESPN in 2012 that she’d actually seen people having sex out in the open. “On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty,” she said.
Swim hunk Ryan Lochte made sure he was single and ready to mingle in between pool time in London. “My last Olympics, I had a girlfriend—big mistake. Now I’m single, so London should be really good. I’m excited,” he said at the time.
In Vancouver 2010, CNN reported that it was the year the most condoms were distributed at a Winter Games.
“It's hard to say this conclusively, and judges from other host cities may demand a recount, but Clay Adams of Vancouver Coastal Health said the word on the public health street is that Vancouver is king of the prophylactic winter rings,” they reported. “Over the course of 17 days, the health agency doled out 100,000 condoms, supplied by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. And after buzz, some based on rumors, grew that there was a shortage…an emergency shipment of 8,500 additional rubbers came in from the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.”
There were also rumors of orgies in a hot tub which was adjacent to the Village.
Beijing, 2008, was labeled a “sex fest,” with fish-man Michael Phelps wore his gold medal while making out with Aussie swimmer Stephanie Rice in front of an audience.
That year, 400,000 condoms were delivered to the hotels in Olympic city—100,000 of which went to the athletes.
In a time before everything was filmed, there was the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Before those games even kicked off, there was a sex scandal. In 1999, a bribery scandal rocked the International Olympic Committee, which helps in the bidding process on the Winter and Summer Games. That year, “an internal ethics panel of the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee investigated allegations of prostitution, including whether credit cards belonging to the bid committee were used to pay for escort services for I.O.C. members,” reported The New York Times.
Down Under, in Sydney, Australia, in 2000, officials were notified they needed more condoms for the athlete’s after one week, bringing the total to 90,000 in just a short time.
Condoms began being distributed to the Olympians in the Barcelona games of 1992, when officials wanted to encourage safe sex during the games.
ESPN describes the Olympic Village as “a boisterous city within a city: chock-full of condos, midrises and houses as well as cafés, barbershops, arcades, discos and TV lounges.
The only thing missing is privacy—nearly everyone is stuck with a roommate.
BMXer Jill Kintner, who won bronze in Beijing, had told the sports network there are even favored cultures to hook up with.
“They [the Italian athletes] leave their doors open, so you look in and see dudes in thongs running circles around each other."
And Gold medalalist Summer Sanders, a swimmer, says after getting a gold, the second rule of the Olympics is: “What happens in the village stays in the village.”
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