Conventional wisdom suggests that many athletes choose not to engage in sexual activity, excessive drinking and/or drug use before competition for fear of the draining effects it could have on their bodies, right?
As past Olympians continue to leak information about what really takes place at these “Villages” – and not necessarily behind close doors – those theories are slowly becoming myths.
Operating under the single universal rule that, “What happens in the Village stays in the Village,” athletes from around the world let lose every four years, regardless of the hosting country.
As we prepare for the 2012 London Olympic Games, a tell-all book titled “The Secret Olympian: The Inside Story of the Olympic Experience,” gives readers an inside look at what the competitors’ lives are like during the two weeks of competition.
According to the author — a former British Olympian who preferred to remain anonymous — it took just one week for athletes to go through 70,000 condoms event organizers supplied them with during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
“I was feeling super-guilty for cheating on my boyfriend. And a fellow athlete said, ‘Why? Everyone hooked up last night,’” recalls Todd Lodwick, a five-time Olympic Nordic combined athlete who won two gold medals.
In fact, sex is just one of many extracurricular activities that take place around the vicinities of Olympic Villages worldwide.
As expected, alcohol and drugs are banned at Olympic Villages, but, that doesn’t stop them from sneaking in pretty much anything.
“When I’m there, I’m in two different gears: I’m so focused that I see nothing else, or I’m partying my butt off,” an anonymous female U.S. Olympian told The New York Post.
Of course, no one will ever forget the pictures of 13-time Olympic gold medalist, Michael Phelps, taking “hits from the bong.” As many may recall, there was worldwide outrage and disbelief when photos of the American swimmer smoking pot surfaced on the Internet in 2009.
Speaking of Phelps, remember when that stripper, Theresa White, shared with the world that the “Baltimore Bullet” liked threesomes, short girls and that he “should get another gold medal for lovemaking”?
So, what else can these athletes do after all that?
Well, it would appear that there’s only one place to go from there… here’s a hint: it’s not Disney World!
Lodwick explained that after the Olympic Games are done, there’s this “Energy of everyone being done. It’s like, ‘Holy s***!’ There’s an energy felt around blowing it out. It’s a f***ing blast. Everyone’s like: ‘See you in two months at the White House!’”