Tokyo Olympics: 160,000 condoms ‘distributed’ to athletes, officials

Tokyo Olympics: 160,000 condoms ‘distributed’ to athletes, officials

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympic Games have distributed more than 160,000 condoms to the athletes and officials in Japan.

In recent decades, the Olympic Village has gained a reputation as a hotbed of debauchery, with sports stars enjoying wild orgies in hot tubs, flings with celebs and even public trysts in the courtyards.

As Tokyo officials battle a Covid outbreak inside this year's complex, 'anti-lock beds have been installed in rooms and randy competitors have been urged to keep it clean.

Nonetheless, such hopes may be in vain, with former long jump star Susen Tiedtke telling Bild: "[The ban] is a big laughing stock for me, it doesn't work at all. Sex is always an issue in the village.

"The athletes are at their physical peak at the Olympics. When the competition is over, they want to release their energy."

With more than 160,000 condoms distributed at this year's games, it appears organisers have secretly given up too. So what really goes on in the village when the sun goes down?

Rumours of illicit encounters within the village first swirled around the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, when it emerged truckloads of contraceptives were being shipped into the city.

Ever since then, manufacturers have struggled to keep up with flirty Olympians – an order of 70,000 condoms at the 2000 Sydney Games ran short, and 20,000 more had to be frantically ordered.

A former table tennis star, Matthew Syed, made his debut at Barcelona '92 and revealed he had more sex during the competition than he'd ever had in his life.

"I am often asked if the Olympic Village – the vast restaurant and housing conglomeration that hosts the world's top athletes for the duration of the Games – is the sex-fest it is cracked up to be," he wrote in The Times.

"My answer is always the same: too right it is. 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.