Athletes' Village Is a 'Sex-Fest'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2008 3:02 PM CDT
Brazil's Maurren Higa Maggi celebrates with her national flag after winning the gold medal in the women's long jump final, Aug. 22, 2008.    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – The Olympic village overflows with world-class athletes, and they're doing about what you'd expect thousands of buff, healthy young people voluntarily crammed into a confined space to do: have sex, and plenty of it. "I am not implying, for one moment, that every athlete in Beijing is at it," ex-Olympian Matthew Syed writes in the London Times. "Just that 99% percent of them are."

The village is, in fact, "the sex-fest it is cracked up to be," Syed says. In his first Olympics, in 1992, he “got laid more than in the rest of my life up to that point,” and Beijing is no different, according to the athletes he’s interviewed. Near-comical levels of lust grip both sexes, and though the guys aren't picky, women generally prefer winners—“even those as geeky as Michael Phelps.”