An invisible two-caste system of Olympic athletes feeds the randy village dynamic. "The reason there is so much distraction in the village is because there are two kinds of athletes there," says Maurice Greene, the American sprinter who took two golds in Sydney. "You have Olympians and Olympic tourists. The Olympians are there to win. But, let’s face it, there are other athletes who know they have no chance; they’re just there for the experience."This is the best article though. It's written by Matthew Syed, a former Olympic athlete, now commentator.
The athletic tourists - from more than 200 countries - are in the vast majority. "Athletes who are knocked out early have basically a two-week, all-expenses-paid vacation with nothing to do," says American shot-putter John Godina, a silver medallist in Atlanta. "And that’s when things happen."
I have sometimes wondered if the finely toned super-hot athletes who stay in the Olympic Village have sex like wild rabbits. I cannot say for sure why I’ve wondered but haven’t you? After all 66% of you think that the gymnasts would be great in bed.
I am often asked if the Olympic village - the vast restaurant and housing conglomeration that hosts the world's top athletes for the duration of the Games - is the sex-fest it is cracked up to be. My answer is always the same: too right it is. I played my first Games in Barcelona in 1992 and got laid more often in those two and a half weeks than in the rest of my life up to that point. That is to say twice, which may not sound a lot, but for a 21-year-old undergraduate with crooked teeth, it was a minor miracle.Here's another excerpt from an article about safe sex:
There are a lot of things athletes may run out of at the Olympic Village in Beijing but condoms should not be one of them.Interesting and not surprising.
Organizers have supplied 100,000 for the 10,500 athletes housed in the village. Organizers have handed out condoms at every Olympics since 1992 in Barcelona to raise awareness of AIDS prevention.
At Sydney, the 70,000 condoms supplied, ran out and officials ordered an additional 20,000 more.
So not to offend any athlete, the condoms are not put in rooms but are available at medical sights and at the athlete's center.