Think Olympic athletes are all about dedication and sacrifice? Well, they are dedicated: Dedicated to getting down! Bow chika bow wow. Turns out the Olympic Village acts like a makeshift brothel during the Games: Each Olympic athlete is given about 15 condoms for his or her stay — and let's just say most of them get used.
"There's a lot of sex going on," soccer player Hope Solo told ESPN Magazine. "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."
So, common decency goes out the window while you're at the Olympics? Awesome.
"Unlike at a bar, it's not awkward to strike up a conversation because you have something in common," Solo, 31, added. "It starts with, 'What sport do you play?' All of a sudden, you're fist-bumping."
Is fist bumping a euphemism for bumping uglies? Yes, we're going to assume so. She's right, though: It is easier than ever to meet people, especially with apps like Grindr. The iPhone app — used by gay males looking for nearby hookups — crashed just after the Olympic village opened in London, leading people to assume it was overloaded by athletes trolling for gay sex. Grindr maintains that it was all a big coincidence.
"While we'd love to believe that the best-built men in the world all dressed up in Lycra and congregating in one place can generate a huge increase in Grindr traffic, we can say with confidence that the arrival of the Olympic teams had little or no effect on our server," a rep for the app told The Huffington Post. "The truth is that there are many factors that cause a technological service disruption. We’ve been back in service for a number of days now."
Solo has fond memories of her own encounters during the 2008 Games in Beijing.
"I may have snuck a celebrity back to my room without anybody knowing, and snuck him back out," she teased. "But that's my Olympic secret."
Here's hoping all of the athletes are making more sexy memories in London.
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