So have you ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors at the Olympic Village? I never did until after reading an article on thedailybeast.com by Henry Krempels.
He wrote "On Monday, London’s Olympic Village opened its 2,818 apartments to the best athletes on the planet. For the next four weeks, the village will house an array of personalities, ages, and cultures—all in peak condition and many focusing on a very precise and demanding form of physical activity: sex."
“It’s the most testosterone-fuelled place on earth,” said Russell Mark, a gold-medal–winning Australian target shooter, speaking from his shared room in the village. “People are releasing their frustrations at the end of their event, and so generally that’s when a lot of this takes place. Once your event’s over, you let your hair down.”
Mark, a six-time Olympian and no stranger to village life, admitted that inter-athlete relationships—however fleeting—are an ever-increasing occurrence. Olympic officials seem to agree, in actions if not in words. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, the Australian organizing committee distributed 45,000 free condoms in the village. Eight years later in Beijing, 70,000 condoms—labeled with the phrase ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’—were exhausted and 20,000 more were ordered.
This year in London, the Olympic organizing committee is providing 150,000, using special dispensers which contain a message promoting sexual health. Averaged among 10,490 athletes, that’s enough condoms for every athlete to have sex 15 times over the Olympics’ three weeks—double that if, as some claim, they’re all having sex with each other."
Wow, who would have thunk!?! I wonder what slogan will be on the condoms this year? How about "If you must...!"