The raunchiest Olympics ever? Record 150,000 condoms handed out to athletes for London Games - that's 15 EACH
- Athletes will receive 15 condoms each for the 17-day festival
- U.S. women's goalie says they 'have lots of sex... sometimes in public'
- Victoria Pendleton among the glamorous female sports stars
By Damien Gayle and Rick Dewsbury
PUBLISHED: 02:45 EST, 19 July 2012 | UPDATED: 06:18 EST, 19 July 2012
You'd think they might want to save their energy.
But it seems that Olympic athletes will have things other than gold medals on their minds this Summer.
A record 150,000 free condoms - that's 15 for each competitor - have been made available to sportsmen and women at the London Olympics.
The phenomenal outpouring of prophylactics means there will be 50 per cent more available to athletes in London than the 100,000 handed out at the last Olympics in Beijing in 2008.
Glamorous: British Olympic and world champion track cyclist Victoria Pendleton poses in sexy lingerie, left, and in her tracksuit, right
Ready for some exercise: 150,000 condoms have been made available to athletes during the games
It works out at nearly 15 each for the 10,500 competitors living in the Olympic Village, with Durex ready to deliver more if the sports stars exhaust their ration.
They will, of course, be able to take a trip to the nearest chemist if they run out.
If sexual appetites among are as voracious as former Olympians have suggested, they're going to need every last one of the condoms provided.
Women's football goalkeeper Hope Solo told the Daily Mirror: 'There's a lot of sex going on at the Olympics.
Racy: Sprint cyclist Victoria Pendleton is one of the most glamorous of the British athletes. She has even posed nude in the past
Bicycle babes: Cyclist Jess Varnish said she would pose naked if she was as glamorous as her gold medal champion colleague Victoria Pendleton, right
Brazilian cycling champions Juliana Felisberta Silva, left, and Larissa Franca, will set pulses rising when they compete
'Olympic secret': U.S. womens' football star Hope Solo, left, said there was a lot of sex going on when she took part in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 while teammate Heather Mitt, right, was voted sexiest woman player by Playboy Online and Hottest Female Athlete by ESPN.com
'I've seen people having sex out in the open, getting down and dirty on grass between buildings.'
She added: 'I may have snuck a celebrity into my Beijing room without anybody knowing and snuck him back out. But that's my Olympic secret.'
Earlier this month an anonymous U.S. athlete described partying her 'butt off' when she took part in the Games, amid wave of promiscuity as super-fit athletes paired off.
Bikini stars: British beach volleyball players Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney, left, will be taking part at the Games as will Spanish player Andrea Garcia Gonzalo, right
Life's a beach: Volleyball comes to Horse Guards Parade this summer
'I was feeling super-guilty for cheating on my boyfriend,' she told the New York Post. 'And a fellow athlete said, "Why? Everyone hooked up last night".'
A tell-all expose published earlier this year echoed the anonymous athlete's experiences. That book, the authors of which also remain unknown, lifted the lid on the secrets of the Olympic Village.
Chilling: Britain's synchronised swimmers tweeted pictured of themselves on a break in Malta this week. Anya Tarasiuk, left, and Olivia Federici, right, looked happy and relaxed
Hot: The pair basked in the 32C (90F) heat as they prepared for the Games
Intimate: Jenna Randall, 22, right, tweeted a photo of herself sitting by the pool, with her legs wrapped around teammate Katie Skelton, left
It claimed competitors smuggled in drugs and filled water bottles with liquor to get it into the drugs and alcohol free zone.
Splashing: Team GB divers Tonia Couch, left, and Tom Daley, right, are dating. Perhaps they will make use of the 30 condoms they'll have between them
Wet and wild: Couple Mr Daley and Miss Couch relax by the pool during a training session earlier this year
The author wrote of bed-hopping and partying, adding: ‘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.’
Raunchy: Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice landed in hot water after posting a kinky picture of herself online, left, in 2008 and this June after Tweeting a shot of herself in a skimpy bikini
Macho: Australian male swimmers Eamon Sullivan, James Roberts, James Magnussen and Matt Targett on Manley beach in Sydney
A recipe for romance: The Swedish women's swimming team will be staying in the same block as Team GB footballers. Let's hope they all behave themselves
The athletes stay in a tight-knit community where 'what happens in the Village stays in the Village,' the book claims.
It is a promise that is easily kept, given the high-security, walled off community they spend the duration of the Games living in, protected from prying eyes.
Competitors sexual appetites seem to have soared since Seoul 1988, when just 8,500 condoms were made available.
Party town: The Olympic Village at the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, where competitors will be staying for the Games' duration
For Barcelona in 1992, that number leapt up to 50,000. In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, organisers had to order 20,000 more after the initial allocation of 70,000 ran out.
However, the bed hopping may be slightly less frenetic with the London Games, since this year athletes' partners will also be allowed into the Olympic Village for the first time.
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