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?
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.
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