Here’s Proof That Sex Is the Most Competitive Sport at the Olympics

Will Rio’s athletes top the debauchery of years past?

By Natelege Whaley

Rio De Janeiro, home of the 2016 Summer Olympics, is painted as one of the sexiest places in the world. And it’s no secret that the Olympic Village is a world of sex on it’s own. One Olympic gold medalist estimates participation is anywhere from 70 to 75 percent each competition.

The setting this year could inspire more hookups than in the past. But the current health conditions in Rio may stop some athletes from living out their wet dreams. An outbreak of Zika, a disease that can be sexually-transmitted, has authorities warning people to abstain.

Rio ordered a record 450,000 condoms for athletes; enough condoms to protect every adult in Boston, Berlin or Sydney, Australia. even launched the “OOOHLYMPICS” campaign to encourage more self-pleasuring, with free premium memberships as an incentive.

Despite the risk, some athletes are bound to repeat epic proportions of naughty behavior similar to what went down at past games. With that said, here are some of the wildest Olympic sex stories ever told to date.

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Table Tennis Player Breaks Personal Record at ‘92 Games- But Not How You Think

The sex life of a table tennis player would never in any universe be mistaken for that of your stereotypical jock. That didn't stop Olympian Matthew Syed from living out his wettest dream during his Olympic debut. Let's just say Syed was serving up much D. "I played my first games in Barcelona in 1992 and got laid more often in those two and a half weeks than in the rest of my life up to that point,” Syed, a former British table tennis player, said in an article he wrote for the London Times. One night, a fellow Australian competitor expressed a similar sentiment to him about the games. “"It is unbelievable in there; everyone is totally crazy once they are out of their competitions.”

Before Tinder, There Were E-mail Hookups

In 1992, the Olympic Committee rolled out an e-mail program that let athletes send messages to each other. It even included a translator so athletes from different countries could chat. You know what that spawned? Former U.S. swimmer Summer Sanders, who won two gold medals that year, detailed the flirty nature of the e-mails to Women’s Sports & Fitness. “Some of my girlfriends would email basketball players,” she said. “And the women would offer the U.S. Dream Team private tours of the village with enticing e-mails like, 'See if you can handle the heat of the Village, because we're so cool.'”

This Country Is the Reason Outdoor Sex Was Banned in Seoul

In the 1988 Games there were so many condoms found on the roof terrace of the British team’s accommodations at the end of the swimming competitions, it resulted in a ban of the unofficial Olympic sport, rooftop romps. We're not sure who the Brits were competing against, but according to one British runner, who spilled the tea in a London Times article, things got so bad the British Olympic Association released a statement warning athletes they would be sent home if caught in the act.

An Olympic Brothel Was Born in Sydney

Shooters’ House is what they called it. Instead of leaving the 2000 Summer Olympic Village after competing, Josh Lakatos picked the lock of an empty apartment complex and he made himself at home with his teammate. For the next week, so did many other athletes who popped in, day in and day out. As word spread about the open rooms where anything could happen, Lakatos eventually realized, "I'm running a friggin' brothel in the Olympic Village!” Yes sir, you were. “I've never witnessed so much debauchery in my entire life." We can only imagine.

Grindr App Blew Its Load Within Minutes

The 2012 Summer Games in London will be remembered by some as the "Great Grindr Crash." At the start of the games, reportedly minutes after the athletes arrived, the gay dating app was knocked out of commission due to the volume of request coming in. The Mirror spoke to one Londoner who theorized that, “Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to bag a local." The app was up and running after 24 hours and we assume the action outside the games resumed.

Security Fail in the Dirty South

Not even a heightened security, after a bomb blowing up at the Atlanta Games could stop some athletes from letting off some steam outdoors. A runner said he and his roommate did it in the trees with two female athletes they randomly met in the cafeteria one late night. “They asked if they could walk with us, and all I will say is we didn't make it back to the room -- and this with the helicopters flying over with their searchlights! It was OK, we were under trees," the anonymous athlete told CNN. At least they cared to hide.

Happy Endings in Sydney

One anonymous athlete described to CNN what happened after he went to a “very pretty” masseuse, one of many hired by the Committee, to help smooth out a leg issue during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. “She said: 'Please take off your clothes' and then she said 'Oh my God, look at your body, I've never seen a body like this!',” he said. “So she helped with the rub down and afterwards I knew something was going to happen, and it did."

Celebrities Got Some Too

Hope Solo, Team USA soccer goalie, told ESPN that she and her teammates made the village into their own party during their last 24 hours in Beijing’s 2008 Games. They partied with actor Vince Vaughn and comedian Steve Byrne and some other big names, who shall not be named. "I may have snuck a celebrity back to my room without anybody knowing, and snuck him back out. But that's my Olympic secret."

Faster. Higher. Stronger.

The practice of giving out free condoms to athletes started during the 1992 Summer Games. According to the Huffington Post, after the debauchery that went down in Sydney, where the initial supply of 70,000 ran out, and organizers had to order another 20,000, officials at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens nearly doubled up by bringing in 130,000 condoms. That might’ve been an extreme measure, so four years later in Beijing officials settled on 100,000 condoms. Somehow 5,000 of those were leftover and auctioned off. Imagine that, you could’ve owned an unused condom from the Olympics.