There might be more than a week left to go on the Olympics, but for some, the party has already started – and it’s getting wilder by the day. Eeep!
Since the ‘What goes on in the village, stays in the village’ motto was adorned, the naughty Olympians have been pulling out all the stops in their celebrations (post-event, obvs). Ryan Lochte has been telling all about the sex in the village, we’ve heard that the athlete apartments have been turned into 24 hour party houses – and even Bradley Wiggins has been spotted supping vodka in the centre of London. True. Story.
‘The atmosphere definitely changes as the Olympics progress,’ says The Secret Olympian, an anonymous athlete who competed at Athens in 2004, and has just published his first book. ‘Once you’ve finished your competition, it’s a blitz of freedom. People tip-toe drunkenly back into the village at 7am after partying all night.’
Others haven’t been so subtle. Usain Bolt tweeted a picture of himself at 3.30am on Sunday pulling some moves with the Swedish handball team after reportedly partying in his room for three hours – but just an hour and a half later he told his followers, ‘I’m up and ready to go again’. Phew!
Gone is the strict country-coded village wear, instead the boys – namely British Bronze medal winning gymnasts Louis Smith and Kristian Thomas – donned their best boyband-esque skinny jeans and tees for a late night stroll through the village. Sunday saw many of the swimmers, including US swimming team hottie Ryan Lochte, getting messy at London’s Chinawhite, where they downed £2,000 cocktails before stumbling back to the village. Cyclist Dani King’s beau was even spotted mooning photographers.
And judging by cheeky Ryan's comments to US TV network ESPN, that the sex that goes on in the village is ‘70% to 75% of Olympians,’ we bet they weren’t going home to bed. ‘Hey sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do,’ Ryan, who was spotted going home in a cab surrounded by women, said. Couldn’t agree more Ryan…
US women’s football goalkeeper Hope Solo says that athletes have previously had sex whenever and wherever they can. ‘There’s a lot of sex going on,’ she said. ‘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.’ Oo-er!
And appaz, it's only going to get better - the athletes are planning the 'party to end all parties' on Sunday night. Well, they have waited four years for this – who can blame them? Party on team GB, have another for us!