Friday, 10 August 2012


The face of the Olympics is well
known the world over with
athletes winning, losing, and
straining every muscle of their
bodies in the pursuit of podium
With the disappointments from
Team Kenya some have lost
interest from watching the
Olympics. But as critics, do we
have a clue of what takes place
behind the podium?
Gold or no gold, behind the scene
is the athletes’ lives and the use of
their bodies, one that centres on
their time staying at the Olympic
"Anyone who wants to be naive
and say they don't know what's
going on in the Village are lying to
themselves," one former gold
medallist and veteran of two
Olympics told CNN of his previous
experiences at the Games. "They
know, the officials know, even the
media. It's not a secret, everyone
"(Sex) is all part of the Olympic
spirit. The International Olympic
Committee (IOC) wouldn't say
that, but it is, you can't shy away
from it. Why do you think they give
away so many condoms?"
The Athletes' Village at the Olympic
Games is a unique environment:
Nearly 3,000 tightly-packed
apartments, containing over
10,000 of the world's finest
athletes who have travelled from
more than 200 countries around
the world to stay for a two-week
sporting jamboree.
A potent mix of fit, body beautiful,
young people many of whom
have abstained from sexual
intercourse as part of a disciplined
training regime being in the
same place, at the same time;
cocooned from the outside world
by tight security and often
revelling in the glory of success
and attention of devoted crowds
and the world's press.
It is maybe only human nature
that people, when placed
together, procreate to some
extent, but that libidinous cocktail
means London 2012 officials were
right if the experiences of Sydney
and Atlanta were anything to
make 150,000 condoms -- a
record for the modern Games

available to the Village's frisky
inhabitants, according to CNN's
"The athletes don't know what to
expect the first time they go to the
Olympics, but it just happens,"
added the former gold medalist,
who is now approaching his late
30s, looking back at his Olympic
experiences. "As soon as you
finish competing there's no
sleeping until the next day!
This creates an environment
where athletes can bond.

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