What do Big Macs and condoms have in common? They're both available in spades at the Olympic Village, along with thousands of athletes at the top of their games. Mixed in with human-interest stories of dramatic stuggles and triumphs, you may have heard tales of Olympians gone wild. It's true, to a degree. Every four years, some athletes do hook up with each other when they stay at the athlete headquarters. Of course, not everyone gets in on the fun. Some competitors opt for quiet hotels away from the party scene, rather than the raucous village; and then there's at least one outspoken virgin athlete (see US track and field star Lolo Jones). Before the opening ceremonies kick off later this month, here are five things you might not know about sex and the Olympics.
- There's an unofficial condom sponsor. At this year's London games, British-owned Durex will be providing the tens of thousands of free condoms at the Olympic Village. But don't expect the brand to advertise that connection, like Coca-Cola or McDonald's would. Durex didn't put down1.6 billion to become an official sponsor, so it can't.