The 2012 Summer Olympics in London get underway beginning on July 27 and the release of a new book could not have come at a better time. The book, which details what takes place at the Olympic Village, was penned by an anonymous author. The book, “The Secret Olympics,” tells how Olympic athletes take part in partying and sex while at the Olympics. The book was written by a former British competitor. The book says that organizers supplied more than 70,000 condoms for athletes at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. It was reported that the 70,000 were gone within one week.
The use of alcohol and drugs at the Olympic Village is banned but athletes have been known to smuggle in weed, doping agents and alcohol in water bottles.
“When I’m there, I’m in two different gears,” a female US Olympian said on the condition of anonymity. “I’m so focused that I see nothing else, or I’m partying my butt off. We could never be part of a reality show. The USOC [United States Olympic Committee] wants a particular image and brand.”
Olympic Villages, no matter where the games take place, are pre-fabricated communities that are divided into subdivisions by nation. The United States section offers a McDonald’s that is open 24 hours and sponsored beer halls. Everything in the Olympic Village is free for the athletes and this includes condoms that are stamped with logos specific to each sport. Most Olympians say that the sex thing is a running joke.
“It’s a tradition — taking so many that they have to replace them,” Todd Lodwick said. Lodwick was a five-time Olympian and won a gold medal twice. “It’s a myth: ‘Oh, look at all the sex these Olympians are having!’” Lodwick also said that Olympians do have more sex than usual while at the games. “How could you not?” he says. “If the opportunity is there and it presents itself.”
Both Lodwick and the unidentified female athlete say there are two types of athletes at the village: the athlete who trains continuously and abstains from sex and alcohol until their events are complete and the athlete who simply does not.
“At the Olympic Village, they call it ‘Days of Glory,’ ” the female athlete said. “You stay up all night and party, and you wait for McDonald’s to start serving breakfast at 4:30 in the morning. You eat, sleep, then get up at 9 or 10 a.m. for press, and then you start partying all over again. Two years ago, it was Day 6 or 7 [of partying] for me, and I was like, ‘I quit.’ And they were like, ‘You call yourself an Olympian?’”
When it comes to sex, the book said, “No matter what your type, the Olympic Village can cater [to] it, providing the best physical examples on earth . . . Having completed competition, the athletes need to do something else to burn off their boundless energy. Like thoroughbred horses which haven’t had a run for a while, they get frisky.”