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Athletic Amore: The 8 Greatest Olympic Love Stories Of All Time

The best couples of the Olympics

What happens when you put a bunch of exquisitely toned individuals — all amped up and stressed out for the most anticipated day of their lives — and put them in a small space for two weeks? The answer is: a lot of sex. How much is “a lot,” you ask? Well according to E! News, Olympic officials put in an order for 100,000 condoms to be made available to athletes in the Olympic Village. Considering there are an estimated 10,000 international sports stars gathered for the 16-day event, that’s a pretty (in)decent amount of sex.

“There’s a lot of sex going on,” U.S. Women’s Soccer goalie Hope Solo confirmed to ESPN. “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.” Hopefully, no judges were present.

But surely that’s just a few free spirits, right? “I’d say it’s 70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians” says U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte. And he’d know: it’s rumored that he’s doing the doggie paddle with fellow swimmer Blair Evans of Australia. We’re not sure what will happen to their flame once the Olympic flame goes out, but it’s a proven fact that the Games are a fantastic place to meet a partner. Don’t believe us? Just ask Roger Federer, Kristi Yamaguchi, Lindsay Vonn and other champs who came for a medal and left with a partner! Head on down to the gallery below and read eight tales of love and romance during the Olympics!

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The 50 Hottest Olympians Blazing London This Summer

The 50 Hottest 2012 Summer OlympiansThe 2012 Summer Olympic athletes aren’t the only ones who are going to need to hit the showers after competition, we’re going to need a cool down too! Olympians are bringing the heat to this summer’s games in London with scorching hot bods and impeccable bone structure to boot. And let us just say, we are damn proud to be Americans. So many of our top sexiest athletes hail from these United States. We clearly have an obsession with Ryan Lochte and don’t worry, he’s in there, but Michael Phelps,  Andy Roddick, Hope Solo, Lolo Jones also make an appearance along with plenty of their fellow Team USA competitors that we can’t get enough of. And of course, what would the Olympic games be without sportsmanship? We also mixed in plenty of foreign flavor from Spain, Brazil, Norway and Switzerland amongst so many others. It’s taking everything we’ve got not to book our flights to London while simultaneously writing this post. All hail the hotties sprinting, jumping, dunking, swimming, kicking, rowing, serving, and working their spectacular butts off. Viewers, you are going to need a towel and a glass of water for this one…

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Twins For Roger Federer


Having twins in Hollywood has been a trend for years, but maybe now it’s hitting the sports world? Tennis star Roger Federer and wife Mirka are the proud parents of twin daughters Charlene Riva Federer and Myla Rose Federer.

“This is the greatest day of our lives. Mirka, Myla, and Charlene are all healthy and doing very well,” he said. It’s been quite a good year for the tennis star. He won Wimbledon, his 15th Grand Slam tennis title, surpassing Pete Sampras’ record of 14. [Photo: Getty Images]