The Olympics celebrate the coming together of athletes across cultural and political boundaries to engage with each other tests of physical skill, their perfectly sculpted bodies working together, striving to achieve that perfect moment, the climax of years of hard work. The Olympics also feature some pretty nifty sports, but those don’t come close to the after-hours action.
Television coverage of the Olympics is very comprehensive, with multiple channels designed to showcase all the events. However, there are some unofficial events that escape the camera’s gaze and which would surely boost ratings. According to an ESPN article not only are Olympic athletes stronger, fitter, and more coordinated than we are they are also having a lot of sex with each other during the games. Hope Solo told ESPN, “Athletes are extremists. When they’re training, it’s laser focus. When they go out for a drink, it’s 20 drinks. 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.”
Hope Solo gets wet
Julie Foudy described the off field action as “a frat party with a very nice gene pool.” This Delta House has enough different types of athletes to fulfill everyone’s taste. Male gymnasts are described as “lovable little Ewoks.” Speaking for lesbians everywhere, one male swimmer said “The soccer girls? All hot, and they dress like rock stars.” Yes, sir they are.
While some athletes are done with competition in the early days of the Games, those soccer players compete for the duration. Fortunately, that doesn’t stop them from having some serious fun at the Closing Ceremonies. Hope Solo recounts a story for the article involving using her Gold Medal to sneak celebrities like Vince Vaughn into the Olympic Village (Hope, just FYI, the guards weren’t looking at your medal), an unnamed celebrity spending the night, and a drunk appearance on The Today Show.
What exactly is China’s Xi Zhang signaling to her teammate? “My room, 11 p.m.”?
Part of the fun of traveling to foreign countries is acquiring stamps on your passport. According to the article, for Olympic athletes half the fun of the Olympic Games is finding other athletes to, ahem, stamp your passport.
What country and/or sport has the athletes with whom you would most like to engage in “diplomatic relations”? Any particular athletes who you would like to stamp your passport?