Olympics and Sex: Athletes at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games
Athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver are going to have a lot of sex. So much, in fact, health officials in the city are providing 100,000 free condoms, almost 15 per athlete.
The Olympics create the perfect storm for sex: young, fit, attractive athletes looking for a good time after months and years of preparation for the big event, all put together in one place for two weeks.
Athletes have Olympic-sized Appetite for Sex
Former Olympics snowboarder Crispin Liscomb says once the athletes are finished with their event, anything goes.
"Everyone focuses so much on their event for their days, that in afternoon it's on. After four years, and really months and months for some of the sports with nothing but water and granola, these guys are ready to part and enjoy and vent."
But will all 100,000 condoms really be used in just 14 days? Liscomb is confident they will.
"I can imagine those condoms being used pretty quickly and pretty often."
Canadian skier Emily Brydon says it's only natural.
"What happens at Olympic Village stays at Olympic village. There's a lot of stress pent up over the week, so it's safe to say that some good times happen."
So that's good news for all Olympic athletes prepping for their stay in Vancouver; even if you don't win a medal, there's a more than satisfactory consolation prize.