2018 Winter Olympics What Really Goes On Behind The Scenes At The Olympic Village
As athletes prepare for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they can count on the Olympic Village to distract themselves from the stress of competition. But, what is really going on in the village?
We’ve all heard the saying, “What’s happening in Vegas stays in Vegas,” but the same saying sounds true for the Olympic Village. Athletes from previous years have told stories of wild festivals and sexual feasts and it is unlikely that this year will be different. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Olympic Village from previous years and what to expect for 2018 …
A City Within A City
Once every two years, the Olympic Village is a chaotic city in a city. It is full of new high-rise buildings, temporary buildings and a former round sports field for skating, but will now serve as the main dining room. This year, one village will be located in the coastal cluster of Gangneung and the other in the mountain cluster.
What’s The Village Like?
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All of the comforts of home will be provided within a staged community called the athletes’ village and the larger Olympic Village. They include shops ranging from international postal services to a flower shop. The village in 2018 has plenty of amenities like a beauty shop and a Korean Culture exhibit…
Who Stays At The Village?
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The villages are expected to welcome 2,925 athletes representing 90 nations. The fun begins as soon as teams move into the village about a week or so before opening ceremonies. It can be described as the first day of college. Everyone’s nervous, but super excited and they’re all just trying to meet new people and hook up.
The Second Olympic Motto
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“What happens in the village stays in the village.” But, if you ask enough retired athletes to spill their village secrets, the floodgates fly open, according to Sam Alipour, who wrote an incredible feature for ESPN. There’s a lot of sex going on, it’s about 70-75% of Olympians engaging…
There’s No Privacy At Olympic Village
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Nearly everyone is stuck with a roommate, and the village in itself can be a huge distraction if you lack self control. Staying at the village is not a requirement and the U.S. Alpine team arranged for its own accommodation this year. But, we can bet they’re going to miss out a good time.
Olympic Village Has Its Challenges
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The major challenge athletes face is knowing what to do with their impulses when the village becomes a distraction. This is mainly for those who lack discipline. Some athletes keep sex until their events are over, and others are part of their pre-event routine. Many athletes will compare the village to Vegas, where each dormitory becomes a revolving door for different sexual partners …
Who Are The Olympians?
The Olympians are young, healthy individuals who’ve been training with intensity for years. They have built up pre-competition testosterone and it’s all let out when they get to the village. Not to mention they’re all full of excess energy maintaining a diet of up to 9,000 calories per day while not actually training as hard once they arrive.
A Wild Scene
The village becomes a wild scene and a huge melting pot. The dining hall is among everyone’s first village stops. It can be compared to a high school cafeteria, “except everyone’s beautiful.” “We’d graze over our food for hours watching all the eye candy, wondering why I got married,” said Julie Foudy.
Not unlike movie stars on a movie shoot, the Olympics are a perfect opportunity for athletes to find a partner who understands where they’re coming from. It’s hard enough to meet someone, but when you add an Olympian who trains from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day, it becomes even harder. So to have thousands of like-minded people in the same place is a real treat.
It’s Easier To Hook Up At The Village
Unlike a bar, conversation between fellow Olympians flows and it starts with, ‘What sport do you play?’ BMXer Jill Kintner said that the Italians in previous years have been the most inviting. They leave their doors open, so you look in and see guys in thongs running circles around each other…
A Great Gene Pool
On the way to practice in the morning, the girls are in skimpy panties and bras and the guys in underwear. Breaux Greer, an American javelin thrower said, “Even if their face is a 7, their body is a 20.” Carrie Sheinberg, an alpine skier describes it perfectly…
“The Village Is Just A Magical Fairy-Tale Place Where Everything Is Possible”
“You could win a gold medal and you can sleep with a really hot guy,” Carrie said. No matter what your taste, the village has got you covered. This brings us to condoms…
Olympic Village Is Stocked With Condoms
South Korean condom manufacturer, Convenience, is planning to supply the 2018 Olympic Village with 110,000 condoms. Being that the villages are expected to welcome 2,925 athletes representing 90 nations, that works out to around 37 condoms per competitor. This seems like a lot of condoms for an event scheduled to last two weeks.
History Of Condoms At The Olympics
But at the most recent 2016 Summer Olympics, organizers donated about 450,000 condoms to the athletes, which worked out to 42 condoms per person. The boom in condoms at the Olympic Village really only started in 2000, but the first condoms were distributed to athletes in 1988…
Sense Of Discovery
Olympians are adventures and they enjoy a challenge like having sex with someone who doesn’t speak their language. What’s boring to a person of the same culture may be alluring to a person of another, so Olympic Village is really a place to experiment. But the partying and sexcapades really rev up as teams complete their events.
As The Curtain Falls On More Events, The Action Accelerates
The village becomes the site of athletes on a post-competition bender and those who have yet to compete. “It turns into a frat party with a very nice gene pool.” The athletes are finished with their events will get home from clubs at 6 or 7 a.m., while the field or track guys for example, would be getting on a bus…
As The Olympics Come To An End
By the time of the closing ceremonies, the home team usually hosts a huge party. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia’s baseball and women’s soccer teams threw a joint bash which included a massive bonfire. They even took things as far as burning the village furniture.
What you don’t see on TV is that all the athletes arrive drunk and throughout the ceremony, they sneak back and forth between the infield and the stadium with drinks. They party all night with each other and celebrities and then some of them have to go without sleep to make their live TV show appearances the following morning…
Some Parties Continue
While much of the party does end when the games are over, some athletes even continue their binge on their flights back home. On a United Airlines flight from Sydney to Los Angeles in 2000, around 100 Olympians were among the passengers, causing the flight attendants to begin the flight with a warning…
If You’re Not Looking For A Good TIme, Don’t Stay At Olympic Village
“Ladies and gentlemen, anybody who wishes to sleep, trade seats with someone in the front of the plane. Everybody else to the back with the Olympians,” the flight attendant said. As many former olympians can attest to, if you’re not looking for a good time, you should probably stay away Olympic Village altogether.