Hope Solo basically says the entire Olympic Village is doing it: gross?

Hope Solo

When I think of Olympic gold medalists, I often think of the cover of a Wheaties box; and when I think of Wheaties, I think of breakfast, not sex. So even though in 2008, CB covered a story about how the Olympic village is one big sex fest, it still seems at odds with how I think of athletes in the midst of (in many cases) the competition of their lives. Like, I know several marathoners, and they’re not all banging each other as soon as they cross the finish line — they’re trying not to die afterwards. Yet the Olympians have time to unwind and get their party on, and some of them (such as the swimmers) have up to two weeks after their sport is finished to get wild and get laid. According to Hope Solo, that’s exactly what they’re doing, and she says they’re doing it in public too. Gross, right?

Hope Solo

Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo has seen it all — and shes not the only one.

In an interview with ESPN, the 30-year-old goalkeeper opens up about what really happens during athletes’ two-week stay in Olympic Village. “There’s a lot of sex going on,” says Solo, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “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.”

Swimmer Ryan Lochte, 27, backs Solo up, as he believes “70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians” hook up behind the scenes. “Hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.”

According to Solo, it’s almost too easy to meet people. “Unlike at a bar, it’s not awkward to strike up a conversation because you have something in common,” Solo explains. “It starts with, ‘What sport do you play?’ All of a sudden, you’re fist-bumping.”

But it’s not just sex that keeps the athletes up at night: they party hard, too. “I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but we met a bunch of celebrities. Vince Vaughn partied with us. Steve Byrne, the comedian. And at some point we decided to take the party back to the village,” Solo recalls. “We started talking to the security guards, showed off our gold medals, got their attention and snuck our group through without credentials — which is absolutely unheard of.”

“I may have snuck a celebrity back to my room without anybody knowing, and snuck him back out,” Solo adds. “But that’s my Olympic secret.”

“When we were done partying, we got out of our nice dresses, got back into our stadium coats and, at 7 a.m. with no sleep, went on the TODAY show drunk,” Solo tells ESPN. “Needless to say, we looked like hell.”

[From Us Weekly]

Whoa. I definitely understand the temptation involved with two weeks full of hard-bodied athletes in close proximity to one another, but damn, they should at least have the decency to get a room, you know? The way Hope describes it, the summer Olympics sounds like a huge petri dish full of VD. I guess you’re only young once. Hopefully, they’re using protection, but something tells me that if people can’t even be bothered to go inside a building to have sex, then condoms might not be a priority either. Oh well.

On another note — I wonder which celebrity Hope snuck into her room? Also, I totally missed her on “DWTS” a few seasons ago, which means I should go YouTube that really quick.

Hope Solo

Hope Solo

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    • yo momma says:

      good for them? still doesnt make up for moral decency though like outlined in the article.

      • People Fk, deal with it says:

        “Moral Decency”? Lol, that’s because sex is BAD!! What a shmo. Keep your hypocritical puritanical “moral decency” to yourself. Who are you to judge? Like my father once said, “The truth is, people fuk”. How dare you say there’s anything wrong with that.

      • People Fk, deal with it says:

        I’ll also add a story about a friend who lived a life of “moral decency” by abstaining from sex and masturbation (for religious reasons) for over a year. During that time of “moral decency” he would have wet dreams at age 27, and would ejaculate when his (religious) girlfriend would simply sit on his lap. You call that a life of “moral decency”, I call it “unnatural”.

      • People Fk, deal with it says:

        Oh, and that religious girlfriend that led my friend into a life of “moral decency” wound up leaving him because she was cheating on him with an underage student she was tutoring. So much for “moral decency”.

  1. samira677 says:

    This isn’t news since it’s been a known fact for years about sex in the village. The lead-up to the Olympics is such a long process, years and once in a lifetime for many, partying and having sex is just a stress reliever. Also plenty of condoms are provided. If they weren’t used, I think we would be hearing a lot more stories about sexually transmitted diseases.

    • beyonce's bump says:

      not to talk about how most of them are in like tip top phenomenal muscly shapes and exercising constantly can heighten most people’s sex drive, I mean what else could have been happening really?….

      • Aussie girl says:

        Why not. Hot bodies from all over the world. I heard they go through a huge amount of condoms.

      • Amelia says:

        Fun fact, 250,000 condoms are being supplied to the athletes in the village this year – more than 10 each :) oh, to be an Olympic athlete..

      • IzzyB says:

        The Olympic Torch is coming through my city in an hour. Some of the athletes have been here meeting the locals.

        Physically fit but I wouldn’t write home about them. Also, some of them have developed a staggering sense of self importance.

        No thank you.

    • Carolyn says:

      Yawn. Agree. This has been known about for years.

    • Christina_Vienna says:

      They are athletes, they get tested all the time, no need for condoms to prevent STDs…

      • Belle says:

        Disagree… you think they are tested for STD’s with each drug test? Even so, do you think they are tested between EVERY sexual encounter?

  2. mata says:

    Actually, past Olympians have said this, too. I guess Olympic Village has always been a hot bed of horny.

  3. Julie says:

    thats actually about the only thing i always hear about the olympics. lots of sex and big bowls of condoms standing around.

    maybe its also the pressure that falls of. i mean you are working for four years and basically only have such a tiny, tiny timeframe to make the workload worth it. (in really simple terms: you train most week for four years for a sprint and then in ~10 seconds its over)

    there are also other theories like lots of sport leads to a higher sex drive ect. its always speculated when football /soccer)players in the english premiere league get caught cheating.

  4. marie says:

    meh, that story isn’t new-the Olympians have been doing it for as long as I can remember, I think Hope just wanted to mention that she snuck in a celebrity..

    Also, I’d advise not YouTubing her dancing, I only saw it a couple of times, but she wasn’t that good..

  5. Jacq says:

    Why would you admit that?!?! Especially about yourself?

    • Jess says:

      Why does anyone have sex with a celebrity? The main reason, I would assume, is to brag about it afterwards. That’s what she’s doing. And I would assume that it’s either Vince or Steve that she slept with – if it’s “virtually unprecedented” to sneak non-athletes into the village and those are the two that got in.

    • Gia says:

      What’s the big deal? She’s young, single and having some (safe) fun. Nothing to be ashamed of…

    • TriedTru says:

      To get people to stop talking about her drug scandal… that’s why she brings this up. Pretty much the only thing that trumps drugs is sex.

  6. backwards says:

    Well i’m all for strengthening foreign relations!

  7. Cc23 says:

    So, hope solo looks just like dexter’s sister.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      You totally called it :) :) that was bugging me who this chick looks so much like.

    • Amy says:

      I was surprised when I read the headline. I totally thought this was going to be a Jennifer Carpenter article when I glanced at the photo.

      “Deborah Morgan Gains 15lbs after Dexter Rejects Her: Gross or Gorgeous?”

  8. embertine says:

    Young lady, I did not put all that widflower turf down just so that you could get all grass-stainy on it. For shame.

  9. Dominiquew says:

    Sounds like fist bumping isn’t the problem, bumping uglies is!

  10. lower-case deb says:

    of course there will be :)
    i can imagine: stress-relief sex, or celebratory ones, or even consolation ones. we know that there are more swimmers aren’t just those wearing the speedos but the ones inside it too.
    or building up new relations *wink-wink*, or strengthening existing ones *nudge-nudge*.

    it’s a “public secret”, but what i don’t get is why the need to air it out in the world. why? and i don’t think the excuse “because the reporter asked” i a valid excuse. because it is possible the politely decline discussing such a thing. unless Sex is now a recognized olympics sports, or i somehow missed the memo that it’s now okay to be be “crass” in public domain.

    yea yea, maybe i’m just an uber-prude.

    on second thought… hey! i’m discussing it!
    /goes to wash mouth and hand with soap.

  11. KGWM says:

    Old story or new, it grosses me out and not what I want to know about the athletes

  12. TG says:

    Didn’ she just fail a drug test? She got off on a warning and this is her excuse: “I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic,” Solo said in a statement. “Once informed of this fact, I immediately cooperated with USADA and shared with them everything they needed to properly conclude that I made an honest mistake, and that the medication did not enhance my performance in any way.”

    Not a fan of hers. At her level she shoudn’t be making stupid mistakes like that and also athletes always use excuses that no one can call them out for, such as a woman and her minstral cycle or a man and his testosterone from having too much sex. (Yeah that one was used once too) And when I saw her on dancing with the stars one night I thought to myself she should just go ahead and become the man she was meant to be. She doesn’t look feminine. I have noticed that when women get very serious about athletics such as Olympic/professional level they start to look more manly and less feminine. I am all about athleticism but not to the extreme where you look like a man.

    • TriedTru says:

      While I don’t think it’s fair to attack her gender, I do think it’s fair to attack the fact that failed a drug test and is being allowed to a) keep her medal from 2008 and b) go back to the olympics.

      I stand by my earlier comment, she’s talking about sex (and a possible celebrity hookup – oh, oh, oh) to get people to forget her failed test and lame excuse.

      And before anyone says it – yes, I know plenty of athletes use/abuse. But once they are caught, they should be stripped of their medals and banned from the olympics (which has happened).

  13. Jenna says:

    And? Why is she even discussing it? So the athletes get their groove on; big deal.

  14. Bayarealife says:

    Sounds fun

  15. Stubbylove says:

    You mean young, hot, healthy 20-somethings who are sleeping under the same roof are having sex??!!! For shame!

  16. bea says:

    Sounds like fun! Def what you should be doing at that age and that situation, if you’re into it! Wonder who her celeb was…who hangs with V V…..?

  17. anniecc says:

    I fear those athletes with a penchant for outdoor lovin’ are going to be thwarted by the London weather. I wore my winter coat today!

    • pinns says:

      my thoughts exactly when I read the words “outdoors” Annie! Not a chance in the current British weather, ha ha!

  18. iseepinkelefants says:

    Her one night stand was probably Vince Vaughn. She’s his type (brunette).

    And ew that’s nothing to brag about.

    • ohiogirl says:

      Hopefully she wouldn’t sleep with a hot mess like Vaughn when so many gorgeous Olympians are around!

  19. Alexis says:

    Is that not the true Olympian tradition?

    • Chris: now with 10% less negativity says:

      True. The ancient Greeks loved a good orgy. There should be some good You Tube videos coming out of this. The Olympic village would also make a good backdrop for a movie.

  20. Kosmos says:

    Okay, if the athletes are single and also have no significant others in their lives, or are we saying even if they have girl- and boyfriends back home, they are still doing it? Then that is ugly. Puleeze, partying, yes, but why screw everyone? Partying with Vince Vaughn? He’s now married with a child, so I hope he’s NOT partying too hard without his wife present, Ugg.

  21. Holden says:

    Good for them, I’d respect her more for not talking about it though…

  22. Chris: now with 10% less negativity says:

    If I had’ve known about this when I was younger I would’ve tried harder to make the Olympic team. I would’ve just picked some obscure event that’s not very popular in Australia to maximize my chances. I can just see it now. You’ve just one gold and a reporter sticks a microphone in your face and says “So what motivated you to achieve Olympic gllory?” : )

  23. Riana says:

    Well ew.

    I’m fine with sex but the way she describes it just sounds like a crude.

    “You play soccer? I play soccer too! So…wanna go in the alley?”

    In Which case Olympians are the same as the loser dudes I’d meet at college parties who just needed a flat surface. Meh, I bet they’re mostly just getting off on stroking each other’s egos but thank goodness they’re using condoms.

  24. marisa says:

    These athletes are giving us way too mucb information about this crap. I don’t care if they’re having massive orgies, I don’t care if they’re virgins (like some archery chick is), I could give a crap! Just try for a medal, and keep all this shizz on the DL.

  25. Kapowski says:

    Her nail polish is ugly…that is all.

  26. HadlyB says:

    I don’t think it’s gross .. to be an athlete, hot bodied, in your prime, young, fit, full of energy around the same .. I’d do as many hot, hard bodied young, athletes myself .. you are only young, fit and in the Olympics once or twice — go for it !

    But Vince V? eww.. or any celeb really.. I’d say hit the athletes and forget the celebs.

  27. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    They probably can’t drink very much (if at all) or do drugs (other than steroids) so sex is the only thing that’s left.

    • Annie says:

      This. It must be hard to have fun partying when you have to stay in such peak physical condition – unless the thing turns into a sex orgy. Still, this doesn’t bother me. Athletes are generally pretty hot, whereas a lot of celebs just have that ick factor

  28. Jilly Bean says:

    How is this news??? anyone who has ever been in sports knows this is the way it goes…. hahaha