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Olympic Village Sex Fest: Athletes Tell All In ESPN Report That Reveals 70,000 Condoms Just Isn't Enough

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The olympic rings are seen in the Weymouth and Portland venue at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. The men's 470 medals race was postponed Thursday due to lack of wind on the nicest day of the Olympic sailing regatta. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Seventy thousand condoms would be enough for the entire city of Boynton Beach, Fla., but at the Olympic Village, that amount won't suffice.

Why, might you ask? Because the Olympic Village is one big sex fest.

Athletes told ESPN's Sam Alipour all the sexy details about life at the Olympic Village -- a city within the hosting city consisting of houses, cafes, and even clubs -- for the magazine's 2012 "Body Issue."

In the report, the ESPN writer revealed some rather scandalous facts, including that 100,000 condoms are ordered for the games. Apparently officials at the 2000 Sydney Games had to put in an order for 20,000 extra condoms after the initial 70,000 ran out. Since then, an order of 100,000 has become the norm.

Even Hope Solo, a soccer star and Olympic gold-medalist, copped to the raucous nights, when sex comes as either a celebratory act or a "consolation prize."

"I've seen people having sex right out in the open. On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty," Solo told ESPN The Magazine.

Nevertheless, this is not the first time athletes have openly discussed the "sex fest" that is the Olympics.

In 2008, former Olympian Matthew Syed wrote a piece for the Times of London about how the Olympics and intercourse go hand-in-hand.

"Olympic athletes have to display an unnatural ... level of self-discipline in the build-up to big competitions. How else is this going to manifest itself than with a volcanic release of pent-up hedonism?" Syed wrote, according to the New York Post, which cited the Times of London report.

John Godina, an Olympic shot putter, recently told ABC News that athletes are at the games to work hard, but that they're willing to play a little, too.

"Athletes go there focused and once their job is done, they have fun," Godina told ABC. "They don't necessarily go there looking for it, but things happen ... you learn not to ask a lot of questions."

The Olympics begins Friday, July 27, and ends Sunday, Aug. 12.

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