(Because while it’s ok to allude to the deed by sexifying female athletes, the idea that anyone’s having any actual sex is a different thing completely.) We’ve rounded up a history of how sex at Olympic village has been covered over the last few decades.
And judging by the florid prose in the dispatches below, the journalists seem to be pretty overheated as well.
Sochi 2014: The games have just begun, but it’s already the year of Tinder and talk of 100,000 condoms circulating around the Olympic Village.
Tuesday the internet erupted in a wave of Sochi shock that had nothing to do with dangerous half pipes, packs of wild dogs, or atrocious hotel accommodations.
Can you believe that Olympic athletes are all using Tinder—a DATING APP—at the Olympic village?
So much so that “Tinder hook-ups [are] off the hook”? Why would the world’s best athletes, in their physical prime, with endorphins to kill and calories to burn, and who are all compressed in a small living space be so interested in this particular extracurricular activity?
Tinder-gate of Sochi 2014 is just the most recent round of faux-surprise that Olympians might, in fact, be having sex.
Beijing 2008: Former Olympic table tennis player Matthew Syed wrote an article for the noting that there was a “sex fest… How else is this going to manifest itself than with a volcanic release of pent-up hedonism.” This led to a headlines asserting that the Olympic Village hosted “More Sex than Woodstock.” discussed Michael Phelps “celebrated his record-breaking eight gold medals in Beijing by sneaking off for a sizzling game of tonsil hockey with one of Australia’s hottest Olympians.” (She was his girlfriend.) Oh, and Beijing authorities distributed 400,000 condoms to more than 400 hotels in the Olympic city, said the AFP.
Although other sources reported only 100,000 were provided for athletes.Solo told ESPN in 2012 that she slept with a celebrity in Beijing, but she wouldn’t say who it was.“I’ve seen people having sex right out in the open,” U. soccer star Hope Solo told ESPN in a long expose of Olympians’ sexual encounters.“On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty.” Ryan Lochte said: “My last Olympics, I had a girlfriend — big mistake. I’m excited.” We’ll reveal other athlete sex secrets exposed to ESPN as our timeline continues.Vancouver 2010: Snowboarder Scotty Lago, 22, went home earlier than anticipate after TMZ leaked a photo showing a fan biting on his bronze medal when it was hanging from his belt buckle.(He had no events left to compete in.) CNN ran the headline, “Vancouver medals in condom distribution” ESPN reported that six athletes had an orgy in a hot tub right outside the Village. level of self-discipline in the build-up to big competitions.